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Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

COVID-19 has changed the way that people around the globe live and work. As we begin to shift toward recovery, the needs of employees are also changing rapidly. As your team's needs continue to evolve, wellbeing teams and leadership will be key in helping employees acclimate to a new normal. The resources below are a great way to remind us all of how to live well and be well. 

Have a safe and healthy week.

Career Wellbeing

Social & Family Wellbeing

Social

  • Share Kindness with ‘Love for the Elderly’ – While physical isolation is so important for our elders right now, they also need love and support.  This organization collects handwritten cards and letters and sends them to elders in senior communities all across the globe.

Family

  • COVID Time Capsule Project for Kids – We are all living through history.  Help your kids with this fun Time Capsule Project for their future self to look back on.
  • How Mindfulness Can Help Kids (and you) During COVID-19 – This piece by the Child Mind Institute provides some simple ways to practice mindfulness with your kids.
  • See Physical Wellbeing for a Family Fitness Class.  

Physical Wellbeing

  • Family Dance and Fitness Class – A fun, upbeat class that will get your heart pumping and your feet dancing.  All you need is your own body weight and a small towel/washcloth.  All ages. Thursday, May 7th from 5-5:30 PM. RSVP HERE*’Pay What You Want Wellness’, donation optional
  • Office Break Yoga by Yoga With Adriene – Adriene, who hosts her ever-popular YouTube Channel ‘Yoga with Adriene’, offers this quick 14 min yoga routine that can be done right beside your desk to work the kinks out.

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Full Body Relaxation / Yoga Nidra – Join Namaste for a meditation and conscious relaxation session designed to restore your body and mind on Tuesday, May 5th from 5-5:30pm.  RSVP HERE.  *’Pay What You Want Wellness’, donation optional
  • Understanding Grief in the time of COVID – Julie Wald, CEO of Namaste, and Danielle Mosse, a San Francisco based psychotherapist will lead this informative discussion on Wednesday, May 6th from 5-6 PM.  Danielle is a specialist in anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss.  RSVP HERE.  *’Pay What You Want Wellness’, donation optional
  • If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.  You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

Community Wellbeing

EMPLOYER FOCUSED RESOURCES

  • LinkedIn’s Approach to Wellness – WEBINAR hosted by WELCOA with Michael Susi, Director of Global Wellness at LinkedIn on May 5th at 3 PM EST.  Employers have had to adapt their strategies to take good care of employees in brand new ways as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  What are the most innovative organizations doing to shape their programs today and in the future?  Join WELCOA and Direct of Global Wellness at LinkedIn to learn how his approaches are helping LinkedIn employees stay well and engaged. 

 

About the Author

Andrea Davis, Director of Wellbeing
Andrea joined Alera Group Northeast (formerly CBP) in July 2013, bringing over 15 years of experience in management consulting and strategic solutions. As the Director of Wellbeing, she is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive wellness strategies for existing and prospective Alera Group clients. She provides assistance and support to Alera Group clients by developing personalized programs that fit clients’ unique health management needs, wellness program implementation, committee development, promotion and marketing of their programs to encourage participation. In addition, Andrea conducts program analysis and generates reports related to program participation, health assessment and client utilization. 

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