The SALPN recognizes that, like all members of society, LPNs will face individual and personal challenges throughout their lives and professional careers.
When dealing with personal challenges that may impact their ability to practice, we encourage our members to reach out to us or contact their employers for resources dedicated to maintaining their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
LPNs are required to meet the Standards of Practice of the profession and uphold the Code of Ethics, both of which require maintaining their well-being. LPNs are accountable and responsible for their own practice, conduct and ethical decision-making and have a duty to report any circumstances that potentially and/or actually impede professional, ethical or legal practice. SALPN’s legislation allows for a collaborative approach to identify and support LPNs experiencing personal challenges that may impact their ability to practice safely.
To prevent unsafe practice to members or the public, members should inform SALPN of personal issues or challenges impacting or potentially impacting their LPN practice. The information members share with the SALPN is intended to assist the LPN in identifying, managing, and restoring their personal well-being to practice safely as an LPN. Most importantly, providing this information does not constitute a complaint and often provides an opportunity to prevent an unsafe situation.
If you need immediate assistance, please review the following list of supports available to you:
HealthLine (mental health and addictions advice, education and support) – Dial 811
Mental Health and Addictions Services – Dial 211
Canada Suicide Crisis Helpline – Dial 988
Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division – 306-525-5601
Counselling Connect Saskatchewan – www.counsellingconnectsask.ca
Edgewood Health Network Canada (online addictions treatment program through Saskatchewan Health Authority) – www.edgewoodhealthnetwork.com/iopsa-sask or 647-430-1680
Emergency Crisis Hotline – 306-569-2724
Family Service Saskatchewan (FSS):
SHA Adult Mental Health Clinic – 306-766-7800
SHA LifeSpeak – https://sha.lifespeak.com