This week, the Washington State Employee Assistance program is offering a special series of live post-election support sessions. One per day on weekdays starting the day after Election Day through Monday, November 9. The EAP is also offering several webinars on keeping up on your mental health and wellbeing. Below are the details from the director of the Employee Assistance Program:
A message from Darrow Brown, Director of the Employee Assistance Program:
In the midst of a pandemic, civil unrest, racial discord and household financial insecurity, we have now arrived at Election Day 2020 – a day that has certainly heightened the stress, worry and anxiety for many. To support you and your employees, the Washington State Employee Assistance Program offers the attached resource guide. Note, the list is not an exhaustive one, but should help to provide you and your employees support and a way forward during the coming days. Please be sure to send the guide to your employees.
Post Election Support Sessions
In the guide, you’ll see that the EAP is offering live, supportive post-election sessions starting Wednesday 11/4. At present, there will be one session per day on Wednesday 11/4, Thursday 11/5, Friday 11/6 and Monday 11/9. We will assess the schedule and frequency, based on requests and feedback in the coming days. To see a list of dates and times and to register, you and your employees can visit our Webinars page. We here at the EAP understand the potentially precarious and emotionally-charged nature of these sessions. The intention is to provide a guided, facilitated and supportive response that attends to employees’ emotional and behavioral needs. The underlying EAP approach is to “do no harm”, including not inviting and/or allowing discussions of a political nature.
Thank you for the continued support of The Washington State Employee Assistance Program and for your dedication to employee wellness.