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9 webinars to help you cope with COVID-19

Tips, tricks, and techniques to help you through the trying times of the pandemic

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In such an unprecedented time, everyone has had to change their ways of coping and adjusting. And because change can sometimes feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate, the university's mySupport, Family Support, and Wellness Support programs have partnered for Coping With COVID, a series of webinars created to provide tips, tricks, and techniques to help you better deal with the pandemic. Learn more about the webinars below.

Strategies for Stress Relief

As the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak continue to unfold, you may be feeling anxious as the information rapidly changes. But it is possible to learn techniques to better manage and relieve stress. The live webinar Strategies for Stress Relief, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, will give you tips to help get through this and other stressful times. To join in, click here or call 872-240-3212.

Ways to Relieve Stress During COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, 48% of Americans reported having some level of stress. And the onset of this pandemic has certainly increased the amount in everyone's daily lives. Join the webinar Ways to Relieve Stress During COVID-19, which will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, by registering here.

Coping With COVID: MySupport = More Support

Clinicians from the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team will talk to you about the range of mySupport services available and share simple and effective strategies to reduce anxiety and increase resiliency during the pandemic. The webinar Coping with COVID: MySupport = More Support will be offered twice: on Wednesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 29, both sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Financial Worries in the House

Economic problems can sometimes create unique parenting challenges. Financial stress can turn into family stress, and children are able to sense when adults are upset. But how much information should you share? Do children really understand money? Join the webinar Financial Worries in the House from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, by registering here.

Working from Home While Parenting / Adapting to the New 'Normal'

Tips and tricks for parenting while working from home. Building resilience, in ourselves and our children. Resources for parents. Join a panel of JHU employees who will discuss the new challenges they've faced while navigating both working from home and parenting. The FastFacts event called Working From Home While Parenting / Adapting to the New "Normal" is set for noon to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Register through mylearning.

Coping With Job Loss: When Friends and Loved Ones Are Laid Off

Learn about typical emotions tied to job loss and gather suggestions on how you can be supportive of someone dealing with it by joining the webinar Coping With Job Loss: When Friends and Loved Ones Are Laid Off. It will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. Register here.

Managing Worry in Worrisome Times

The world will always provide things to worry about—but how do you want to respond? Is worrying working for you or against you? Join the webinar Managing Worry in Worrisome Times from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, by registering here.

The Reasons We Eat: Understanding Emotional Eating

Have you ever consumed an entire bag of chips without realizing it? When you're sad and upset, do you crave certain comfort foods? Our eating choices are driven by more than hunger. Join the webinar titled The Reasons We Eat: Understanding Emotional Eating from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, to learn about how feelings can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Register here.

Change: How to Adapt, Cope, and Respond

Change is the one constant in our lives. So why is it always so hard? The webinar Change: How to Adapt, Cope, and Respond is intended to provide you with a basic understanding of how you can navigate today's world. It will cover impact of change, phases of change, and tools for coping. It takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Register here.

For guidance on HR policies, including coping with COVID-19, what to do if you are diagnosed with or exposed to the disease, and information about leave, child care, travel, and more, see HR's novel coronavirus webpage. Emotional and practical assistance is available to employees 24/7 through the university's mySupport program.