Psychological Support

INRS offer free support to members of the community going through tough times.

Sooner or later we all have to deal with personal or work-related problems that can have consequences on our health, psychological well-being, and our job performance. INRS is there to help.

Assistance Program | COVID-19 Pandemic


Employee and Student Assistance Program (PAEE)

The Employee and Student Assistance Program (PAEE) is a psychological support service.

It helps people dealing with issues like depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, substance abuse, interpersonal issues, marital or family problems, and traumatic events find solutions before the situation gets worse. The end goal is to help those seeking assistance to regain their personal well-being, health, and quality of life of as quickly as possible.

The PAEE is a free, confidential support service you can access at any time.

Help is discreet and immediate. No one will know you are using the program, unless you tell them yourself. You are entitled to four hours of consultations with qualified staff specializing in psychology, social work, sexology, psychotherapy, and other practice areas.

Someone is standing by to evaluate your situation and needs 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Incoming requests are assessed by degree of urgency or crisis, and once you’ve made the initial contact, help is on the way.


Ask for help

Call 1-800-361-2433, toll free.


More information

Visit the Work Health Life website and search for your employer (INRS) on the home page.

The PAEE is a psychological support service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, confidential and free of charge. Call 1-800-361-2433 to speak with a professional counsellor.


COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are experiencing stress or anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can call INRS’s Employee and Student Support Program (Programme d’aide aux employés et aux étudiants – PAEE), a free support service offered to our entire community.

The current situation is both new and unprecedented. It affects several aspects of our lives and upsets our daily activities. Each person will have different concerns and reactions to this global health crisis. We suggest you consult the available resources to help you through these difficult times : 


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