State employee resources available to cope with stress

From: The Division of Human Resources on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Human Resources Management

The Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) has announced the launch of CommonHealth’s newest program, Relearn to Relax. This program offers tips on how to slow down and get some real mental and physical health benefits through meditation. Contact your Regional CommonHealth Coordinator to schedule Relearn to Relax: CommonHealth’s Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Busy Beginner at your location. It will be available through June 2019.

DHRM also reminds you about another resource for you and your family: the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is part of your state health plan. It includes up to four sessions with a professional who can assist you with many life challenges:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Family
  • Health
  • Legal issues
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Behavioral health issues
  • Child care (finding providers)
  • Elder care (finding providers)
  • Grief
  • Spousal/child/parent abuse
  • Workplace issues
  • Career planning
  • Retirement

Start a conversation today by contacting your plan’s Member Services department for more information.