HEALTH + WELLNESS

Resources at Hopkins to help manage your stress

10 support systems that every university employee should know about

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During April, which is National Stress Awareness Month, the Johns Hopkins University Office of Benefits & Worklife is offering articles of information to support the effective and healthy management of stress in life and at work, as well as a number of webinars promoting well-being. The resources and benefits outlined below from within the Greater Hopkins community and JHU Human Resources offer additional support to Hopkins affiliates.

Talk to someone

mySupport. Contact mySupport by calling 443-997-7000 or by scheduling an appointment. You and your household family members have access to this free and confidential service 24/7, 365 days a year.

Spiritual support. No matter your religion, campus chaplains and ministers are available to you for spiritual guidance support and prayer.

Support for caregivers

Family and Caregiving Programs. Offerings include finding and paying for child and elder care, resources for school-age children, and COVID-19 financial resources related to care, as well as information for new, expecting, and planning parents.

Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work. This unique benefit provides expert and personal support from nurse navigators, as well as web-based education and resources for employees with cancer and those serving as a caregiver for a loved one with cancer.

Relax your mind and body

JHU Wellness Programs. Register for free virtual fitness or meditation classes and learn about the Calm meditation app in addition to myStrength, an app to support your emotional health.

Peabody ArtReach. Peabody ArtReach presents a curated collection of free concerts and performances.

COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide. Developed by the Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab, these evidence-based arts ideas can help you and your family find new and joyful ways to cope and feel better during this unpredictable time.

Give to the community

Community engagement programs. Using your talents is a proven and effective way to reduce stress, find purpose, make connections, learn something new, and even get exercise. Learn more about how you can get involved with Hopkins community initiatives throughout the year.

Support at work

Working from home—training and support. If your home work environment needs a refresh, ergonomic adjustments, or tech support, check out this great tool from Johns Hopkins' Learn and Grow team.

Workplace concerns. Learn about Speak2Us, where you can anonymously report issues that make you feel unsafe or stressful at work, such as noncompliance with COVID safety measures; patient and employee safety issues; faculty, student, or staff misconduct; and more.

For more ways to help with stress management, be sure to check out "To manage stress, relax your mind and body" and "Feeling stressed? Check out these webinars."

Visit the Benefits & Worklife website for benefits-related resources in additional areas such as homebuying, retirement planning, tuition assistance, discounts, and more.

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