From yoga to boxing to Zumba, WorkWell Digital has several classes to help you stay well and active. Check their calendar to see the full list of offerings.
It has now been almost a year since CUNY faculty and staff received the sudden mandate to work remotely. Since then, we have learned new ways of adjusting, prioritizing, compromising, and stressing, yielding an overwhelming strain on our mental wellness. Working remotely has brought challenges in areas of productivity, engagement, communication, physical capability and other daily functions. Here are a few tips that can help you manage some of these challenges:
- Be sure to prioritize your time in taking care of yourself – emotionally, mentally, and physically. However difficult, it is imperative to have a well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water, engage in regular physical activity, and getting enough sleep.
- Create “to-do” lists to help you stay organized. This helps reduce the risk of forgetting to get things done.
- Digital Mental Health Resources Flyer
- NY.gov Mental Health tips and other public resources.
- NYC Well is available to all New Yorkers to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use for you or someone you care for. NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor in more than 200 languages anytime via phone, text, or chat. Text ‘WELL’ to 65173, or call 1-888-NYC-WELL
- ThriveNYC Mental Health for all New Yorkers and other public resources.
- Twitter: You can also follow CUNY Mental Health and Wellness for additional mental health awareness. CUNY Mental Health and Wellness (@cunymhw) / Twitter
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service for you and your family, to help you manage issues affecting your personal and work life. CCA@YourService provides access to a range of support and convenience services: Emotional Well-Being, Health & Wellness, Legal Resources & Consultation, Daily Living & Convenience, and Financial Resources & Consultation. They also have a comprehensive website that offers anytime access to articles and information, and connects you exclusive resources and tools.
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Nutrition Navigator – Tuesday, June 15, 12-1pm
LGBTQIA+101: Creating Inclusive Spaces – Wednesday, June 16th at 12:00pm
Join us in celebrating Pride Awareness Month by tuning in to this discussion to learn how to create inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Male Role Models: Workplace, Education and Family – Thursday, June 17th at 1:00 pm
Join us for an interactive discussion with Mr. Michael A. Deas, LMSW, Director of the Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) at Herbert H. Lehman College of The City University of New York on the impact of male role models within the workforce, family, and education.
Many of our Health Insurance Carriers are now offering expanded opportunities to speak with medical providers by telephone or video (telemedicine).
Follow this link to a chart displaying what each carrier is offering their members: Telemedicine Chart
Baruch’s Suicide Prevention Task Force, which was recently charged by President S. David Wu, would like to share an important new training resource that is now available for all staff and faculty through December 31, 2021.
Are You Worried About a Student?
College students today face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. Research shows that depressed and anxious students are more likely to be absent, take semesters off, or drop out of college. As faculty and staff, we can take small steps that make a big difference.
Through CARES Act funding, CUNY has adopted an online, free, interactive training—At-Risk for Faculty and Staff—to help you notice signs of student distress, use techniques to discuss your concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources. At-Risk for Faculty and Staff lets you practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through roleplay with virtual students and helps you build confidence to talk with students you are concerned about. Typical completion time is 30–40 minutes, and your progress across the training is saved so you can complete it in multiple sessions.
To access this simulated training:
- Visit CUNY’s Kognito site
- Log in or create a new account
- Use enrollment key: baruchcaruf
- Launch At-Risk for Faculty and Staff
- Access the presentation slides
As the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused in the death of George Floyd continues, people may experience a range of emotions and reactions, depending on the outcome. This can be a challenging time and we wanted to provide you with the resources you may need to manage the emotions that might surface.
- Rewire—”How to Manage Complicated Feelings During the Chauvin Trial”
- CNN—“Ask a Black Therapist: 5 Tips to Support Black Mental Health During the Derek Chauvin Trial”
- ABC News—”Mental Health Experts Warn Derek Chauvin Trial May Revive Feelings of Racial Trauma”
- Children’s Minnesota—”Tips for Parents During the Trial of Derek Chauvin for the Death of George Floyd”
Additional PDF Resources:
- Addressing the Issue of Racism with Your Black Children
- BIPOC Mental Health Resources
- Resources on self-care and coping with racial stress, and more information on the trial in Minneapolis
- Understanding and Dealing with Racial Trauma
For additional content on managing sensitive conversations about race, talking with children about racism, recovering from racial trauma, and how to support greater equity in society, please visit the Racial Equity and Trial Progress features within the News For You section on www.myccaonline.com (Company Code: CUNY). Remember that CCA@YourService can also be reached confidentially at 800-833-8707. Counsellors are standing by 24/7 to help you and your family members.
One of the most common goals for many people is to eat healthy! In this webinar rewind, we revisit the basics of nutrition and identify the simplest and most effective strategies for healthy eating. Take a look for guidance in helping you achieve the most healthful nutrition!
How Good Habits Drive Happiness
The science and practice of good life
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- View Wellbeing Wheel of Life
- View Wellbeing To Do List
- View Relaxation Exercises
- View References
- Presentation Slides
- WorkWell NYC has many tools to help you find a primary care provider to be your partner in health:
- Please visit nyc.gov/hbp to learn more about employee health benefits and find contact information for your insurance provider, including information on how to set up a telehealth visit.
Help to reach your wellness goals to lose weight, eat healthier, move more, and shift your mindset. Discount pricing is available under a partnership with the City of New York.
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- Private Virtual Workshops
- Introducing the new WW Reimagined Program
- Offering Summary
- Stay Healthy Blog
Join WW by July 31st and get a FREE WW Insider’s Box with your membership! Get a sneak-peek of all the kit has to offer HERE.
- Sign up by going to WW.com/us/NYC between June 1 and July 31
- Redeem for your kit by July 31 at WW.com/insidersbox
WW Special Pricing
City employees have access to a subsidy that reduces the cost of membership by more than 50% off the regular price.*
Since health is a family affair, benefit-eligible dependents (spouses, children 18-26) and retirees can also enjoy discounted pricing.**
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|Employee Cost: $12.00/mo.*
Spouse/Dependent/Retiree Cost: $24.00/mo.**
|Employee Cost: $7.00/mo.*
Spouse/Dependent/Retiree Cost: $14.00/mo.**
* NYC and its unions cover 50% of the cost for benefits-eligible employees. The dollar value of this subsidy will be included as taxable income to the employee. **Spouses and dependents of retirees are not eligible for the subsidy.