Employee Service Program (ESP)
In response to the recent horrific school shooting, it is understandable for employees and their children to have many reactions. The following resources may be helpful for you and your family.
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
- Coping With Grief After Community Violence
ESP will be hosting an online live event Thursday December 2nd at 2:30 p.m. to provide information on common responses to traumatic events, strategies for coping, and available resources for employees and their families.
The recording of this live event has been on the ESP Live Event Page for those who were unable to attend.
State of Michigan employees and their eligible family members may also call ESP at 1-800-521-1377 to talk confidentially with a counselor or request to schedule a video meeting with an ESP Counselor at MCSC-ESP@michigan.gov.
Below are the current ESP offerings. Please click on the corresponding link for more information and scheduling details.
Weekly Mindfulness Breaks - In response to employee requests for more mindfulness practice opportunities, ESP is now offering brief mindfulness sessions every Tuesday beginning October 5.
Monthly Manager Sessions - Managing programs and leading others can be daunting, but this is especially true during times of constant change and uncertainty. ESP now offers monthly sessions for managers focused on providing strategies and topical resources to assist with current challenges and stressors.
Wellness Wednesday Webinars
ESP's Wellness Wednesday Webinars are now offered the first Wednesday of every month, with a new topic featured each month.
All webinars are offered for State of Michigan employees through a Teams Live Event without the need for appointments or registration. Please visit the Wellness Wednesday Webinars page for descriptions and details.
Work-Life Balance in 2021 - November 3: 11:00 - 11:45
Mindfulness through the Holidays - December 1: 11:00 - 11:45
Understanding Burnout and What to do About it - January 5: 11:00 - 11:45
If you missed a webinar or want to rewatch one you attended, be sure to check out the Wellness Wednesday Webinars Recordings page.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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