Balancing your professional and personal life is essential to a happy worklife. Here are resources available to help you navigate challenges based on recent events.
On-Demand Tips & Tricks
Talent Management includes the following on-demand resources that may be helpful, particularly during this season:
- Employee Exhaustion: Managing a Well-balanced Workload
- Creating Work/Life Balance
- Taking Stock of Your Work/Life Balance
- Staying Balanced in a Shifting World
- Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience
Linkedin Learning courses are available through Blackboard. To access Linkedin Learning as a staff member, you will need to navigate to your Getting Started with Blackboard- Student Orientation organization found in your course page. Once inside, navigate to the sidebar of the organization home page and select the Linkedin Learning tool link under Resources tab. Linkedin Learning courses include:
The EAP Your Worklife Solution (use “SHSU” for the username and password) is full of information to help balance work life issues related to relationships, career and workplace, and other resources. After logging into the website, helpful links are included below:
- COVID-19 Resource Center
- Crisis support
- Managing stress
- Depression resources
- Suicide prevention and Talk Saves Lives training
- Find child care
- Find care for an adult
- Video library
Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Wellness Resources includes wellness news, events calendar, and webinar archives.
COVID-19 and Your Health Plan
Information on the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) website with COVID-19 testing information, virtual visits and contact information for insurance providers for emotional support, mental health benefits and coverage questions. In addition, the prescription drug plans have early-fill programs in place to assist at this time. Optum has opened its Emotional Support Help Line–staffed by mental health professionals–to anyone who may be experiencing fear or stress because of COVID-19. Call (866) 342-6892 (TTY: 711), free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This help line is available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals may also connect callers to additional resources.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP services are available to faculty and staff employees and employees’ immediate families to help resolve issues related to family, mental health, finances, legal concerns, and alcohol and drug problems. The EAP provides counseling and support for all types of life concerns. Request an appointment online or call (800) 346-3549. The EAP is available to employees whether they participate in the ERS health insurance plan or not.