New online resource raises awareness of mental health for education sector

NATIONAL – Toronto-based insurance provider Teachers Life has released an online resource on mental-health issues for schoolteachers across Canada. Launched on Oct. 5, Ready for Life was developed in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, according to a press release from Teachers Life, a federally regulated company that serves the education sector. The website includes advice, articles, quizzes and input from mental-health experts aimed at education professionals. The site also features expert content on students’ mental health. Teachers Life encouraged anybody working in the Canadian education industry, as well as parents, to visit the site in the release. “We have seen an increase in stress-related claims in recent years,” Teachers Life president and CEO Mark Cummings said in a media statement. “While this is consistent within the insurance industry and a challenge across Canadian workplaces, because our mission is to serve the needs of those who work in education, we felt it was important to develop this resource.” Ready for Life is accessible at

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