COVID-19

For the latest information, resources, and guidelines related to COVID-19, please visit the Coronavirus.wa.gov.

For DES operating procedures, visit the DES COVID-19 Information page.

COVID-19 Resources

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Employee Assistance Program is providing increased support to the employees, supervisors, leaders and organizations we serve. EAP is in full operation across the state, offering services via phone and telehealth platforms, and we are gearing up to meet increased need. We know that the emotional and mental health toll of this crisis will be significant and we are providing additional support and resources to help address the impacts of stress, fear, financial loss, illness, grief and loss, children out of school, and isolation created by social distancing.

We have added the following new resources that specifically address COVID-19 impacts on emotional and mental health and wellbeing, including live and recorded webinars, handouts, and links to resources.

Webinars

EAP is offering webinars on a variety of COVID-19 related topics to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Register for an upcoming live session or view a pre-recorded session on-demand below. More sessions will be added regularly.

Live webinars

Self-Care with the Washington State EAP

This webinar addresses the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers ideas for self-care and strategies for managing stress and fear.

Monday, April 6, 2020 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Register now
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Register now

 

For Supervisors and Managers: Leading Teams and Supporting Employees through COVID-19

 

Friday, Apr. 3, 2020  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Register now
Tuesday, April 7, 2020  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register Now
Thursday, April 9, 2020  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Register now

 

Working from Home during COVID-19: Coping with the Challenges, Setting Yourself Up for Success

 

Friday, April 3, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Register now
Wednesday, April 8, 2020  1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Register now

 

Parenting and Family Challenges: Helping Yourself and Your Family through COVID-19in development

(This webinar will offer insight into likely parenting and family challenges and tips and strategies to help support your family’s emotional health and wellbeing.)

 

Pre-recorded/on-demand webinars

Self-Care with the Washington State EAP (58 minutes, closed captioned)

This webinar addresses the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and offers ideas for self-care and strategies for managing stress and fear. Download a transcript of the webinar.


Handouts


Links

Mental Wellness


Domestic Violence Support


Guidance for Leadership and Management


Family, Couples, and Parenting Tips


LGBTQ+ Resources


Financial Concerns


Working from Home Tips


Movement/Excercise


Meditation