On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the University will again celebrate International Pronouns Day (IPD), a global initiative established in 2018 that seeks to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns a common occurrence. Referring to people by the pronouns they…
Carebridge Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Offers Support, Stress Relief Opportunities This Holiday Season
Carebridge offers free, confidential assistance with a wide range of support and services to employees and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their team can be reached at 800.437.0911 (TTY: 711).
If you are struggling with feelings of stress, grief, isolation or overwhelm, consider taking advantage of the program’s counseling benefit, which covers up to six visits with a licensed, credentialed counselor. Carebridge also offers assistance with parenting, eldercare, college planning, personal finances, legal concerns and more. There are also a variety of virtual learning and growth opportunities that faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of in the coming weeks.
Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars
- Stress Check-In: Looking Ahead to 2021
It is not unusual to need extra support during the final days of the year. Carebridge is offering two virtual check-ins to remind participants to make time for self-care, which is as a key component to managing stress and remaining resilient. Time will be allotted for Q&A, as well as sharing, and all participants will remain anonymous. Register for Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. ET or register for Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. ET.
- Stress Check-In: Develop Your Mental Strength for the New Year
Having a positive mindset is an essential element in being resilient. This group will help participants embrace their inner strengths and challenge themselves to develop new skills to enhance a positive mindset. Participation is anonymous. Register for Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
- Mindfulness Practice to Recharge
Learn how mindfulness meditation and techniques can assist you with easing tension and recharging energy. Check in with your body and use your breath to establish the energy of mindfulness in your life. This practice session is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators. Watch this webinar on-demand at your convenience.
- Stress Management for the Holidays
While the 2020 holiday season may look different, doing too much during the holidays can add a lot of stress to your life. Instead of “bah humbug!” learn practical tips for dealing with stress that occurs around the holidays so they can be a joyful, safe and peaceful time. Watch this webinar on-demand at your convenience.