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Mental and Emotional Wellness Series

Mental and Emotional Wellness Series

Employee well-being is vitally important to NC State. However, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on mental health remains a major concern. That’s why University Human Resources has scheduled a slate of virtual sessions in July and August that will focus on mental and emotional wellness. These sessions are meant to help employees cope with challenges such as stress and anxiety.

Managing Worry and Anxiety

Wednesday, July 21, 11-noon

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated severe disruption, fear and even panic around the world. Managing Worry and Anxiety addresses how to distinguish helpful worry from anxiety-provoking worry and how to manage the experience of anxiety as we return to campus.

Managing Staff Through Stressful Situations

Thursday, July 29, 10-11 a.m.

Managing our departments and staff, as well as our personal lives, during stressful situations can be difficult. In this session, we discuss suggestions and tips to help you in your job as a manager as we navigate the return to campus.

Mental Health Awareness for Leaders

Tuesday, Aug. 10, noon-1 p.m.

Supporting our employees’ emotional well-being is now more important than ever. This training helps leaders, managers and supervisors understand the impact of mental health and wellness in the workplace, recognize challenges, learn how to support and engage in practices that support mental health and learn about available resources for employees.

Mental Health Awareness for Employees

Friday, Aug. 20, 11 p.m.-noon

Understanding mental health as we navigate our return to campus is critically important. Learn how mental health affects you and your colleagues and how to recognize common challenges, and discover resources to help you cultivate resiliency.

Coping During Uncertain Times

Monday, Aug. 30, 2-3 p.m.

During times of uncertainty, it’s normal to feel fear and anxiety. People have a powerful need to understand and predict their environments in order to feel in control. This course includes practical tips for coping with uncertainty and re-establishing control.

Additional Resources

ComPsych, the vendor that manages NC State’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, offers these additional resources for employees: