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Free Counseling for Teachers and Other MoE Employees

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Mar 01 2018

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Education Towers, No.5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Phone: 868-622-2181

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Free Counseling for Teachers and Other MoE Employees



The Ministry of Education is encouraging employees to access the confidential psychological and support services available through its Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). The Programme is serviced by Elder Associates Limited and is available free-of-charge to all teachers and employees of the Ministry, twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week.  

The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education said, “People are crying out for help on a daily basis. We want our employees to know that help is available to them and their families. The EAP is meant to support employees in managing personal challenges in their life. The programme is strictly confidential and I want to give employees the assurance that your private business does not come back to us.”

Dr. Patrica Elder, Executive Director, Elder Associates Limited said that in addition to counseling services the organization provides a range of other services that employees can access. 

“We provide workshops to equip persons with additional skills for managing life. Our services include Stress Management, Financial Management, Parenting and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing where we come to you at the location of the incident to provide the necessary support,” she said. “We also conduct supervisory training to help those with oversight of others to recognize certain behaviours and identify and refer persons for assessment and counseling.”

In recent years, the Ministry saw a decline in the use of the service and wanted to raise awareness among legacy and new employees that the service is operational and available. All Ministry employees including those at schools, district offices, head office can access the services of the EAP via phone at 622-6594 or at any of the following locations across the country: 

30-32 Picton Street, Newtown
67 Battoo Boulevard, Battoo Lands, Marabella
43 Cane Farm Road,Tacarigua
13 Robinson Street, Scarborough