Mental Health Awareness Month
Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Each week we’ll send you resources highlighting the importance of taking care of our mental health with valuable information you can pass along to your team members and their families.
Week 4 - Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Each week we’ll send you resources highlighting the importance of taking care of our mental health with valuable information you can pass along to your team members and their families.
New Screen Saver for use within your organization/company (right click on the screen saver image to the left and select "save as picture")
25 Reasons to Use EAP Services
Many people think counseling sessions are only for depression, anxiety, or other diagnosed mental illnesses. WellSpan Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services can assist with a wide variety of life's everyday struggles. Review and share 25 Ways EAP Can Help with your coworkers and family. Encourage each other to reach out for confidential, effective assistance for whatever personal challenge you may be facing.
Mental Health First Aid and QPR Training
Did you know WellSpan Philhaven offers free, onsite and virtual training courses to help you, your coworkers and community members learn more about common mental health concerns and how to assist?
Mental Health First Aid for Adults is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics include anxiety, depression, psychosis, suicide, self-harm behavior, substance use and how to administer naloxone in the event of an opioid overdose. This course is designed for every member of the community.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer — three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR Suicide Prevention learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Learn more about these and other nationally certified training programs at WellSpan Philhaven Education.
Week 3 - Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Each week we’ll send you resources highlighting the importance of taking care of our mental health with valuable information you can pass along to your team members and their families.
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Self-Care Tips of the Week
Warmer weather has arrived and that means it’s time to prepare for summer. Throw open those windows and start to tackle those cleaning projects you put off during the colder months. Not only is spring-cleaning good for your home but it’s also good for your mental state as well. “Cleaning can help you restore a sense of control over things, which in turn, provides more peace of mind and can help you feel less depressed,” explained Elenore Sowal, senior clinical director, WellSpan Philhaven. Read the quick article at Spring clean your mind.
Stop.Look.Go focuses us on cultivating three characteristics essential for a grateful life: presence, perspective, and possibility. When we stop, we become more present. When we look, we seek the gifts of a grateful perspective. When we go, we awaken possibility. Br. David Steindl-Rast lays out a simple yet rich prescription for how to practice Grateful Living: Stop. Look. Go. - Gratefulness.org
Week 2 - Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May. Each week we’ll send you resources highlighting the importance of taking care of our mental health with valuable information you can pass along to your team members and their families.
Did you know May is considered to be one of the most stressful months of the year? This issue of Take Five employee newsletter is jammed packed with helpful, quick tips for de-stressing and practicing self-care. From multiple work-life tips for staying on track and focused, to managing the stress of difficult customers, there’s sure to be a suggestion within to help you relax a bit more this month! Remember to take five today for a healthier, happier you!
Self-Care Tip of the Week
It's important to transition from your work life to your personal life every day. When the work-day is done, take five minutes to breathe and meditate; change out of your work clothes; or go for a walk. Find what transition rituals work best for you so you can focus on home and refresh for the next day. Ending Your Workday Checklist
Week 1 - We kicked-off w/the Mental Health America Toolkit and 31-day Calendar
A message from Mental Health America: During this year’s Mental Health Month, which we proudly started in 1949, Mental Health America invites you to Look Around, Look Within as we consider every part of our environment and its effect on our mental health and well-being. This year’s Mental Health Month toolkit provides free, practical resources on how to support your mental health, and the health of those in your community, within every part of our natural and built environment.
Don’t miss sending the 31-Day Calendar out to your team members - MHM 2023 Poster Calendar (mhanational.org) – 31 free, effective ways to create calm and positivity in our lives!
Mental Health America Tool Kit (PDF)
Mental Health Month | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)
Tip of the Week!
Look for additional resources and information each week:
Monday 22nd– QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) Training, 25 Reasons to use EAP, and WellSpan EAP screen saver for use at your company/organization
Thank you for being a valued WellSpan EAP partner who supports the emotional health and wellbeing needs of your workforce!
The WellSpan Employee Assistance Program Team