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New Directions - Employee Assistance Program

New Directions is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) the district is providing for ALL district staff. In addition to private, licensed counseling services for personal issues, this program provides financial consultation, legal consultation, Work-Life Plus + program, and access to a critical incident crisis intervention team. New Directions has been working in behavioral health through EAPs for 35 years.

All services through New Directions are completely confidential and at no cost to Derby Public Schools employees. 

If you are in need of services, contact the New Directions 24-hour toll-free hotline at (800) 843-6514 or visit their website HERE 

For those facing crisis in the form of emotional distress or thoughts of suicide, there are also national and local services listed below.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at (800) 273-8255 any time, day or night. The Lifeline offers confidential, free support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Resources for individuals and businesses are also available on their website. Click HERE to learn more.

Sedgwick County offers a free Suicide Prevention Hotline at (316) 660-7500. More information can be found about resources in the area HERE

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