We are living through trying and uncertain times. It is no wonder that many of us are feeling added stress balancing the demands of work, home and life in general.
We want you to know that you are not alone and want to make sure you are aware of a valuable work/life services benefit that is available to you – The Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program was made possible by a unique collaboration between labor and management and the resources and services are provided at no cost.
We’ve put together an EAP Toolkit that contains important information and resources for you that we hope will help you navigate the current world we live in. This toolkit will be available on the PEF website and PEF social media pages for easy access for our members.
Thank you for all you do!
PEF EAP Committee
New York State EAP Oveview and Resources
NY Project Hope: Coping with COVID
New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline Confidential • Anonymous • Free 8am – 10pm / 7 days A program of the NYS Office of Mental Health. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.
New York State EAP Brochure
Overview and contacts
Find an EAP Coordinator
List of Employee Assistance Program Coordinators
Lunch and Learn Presentation: Adjusting to the New Normal
Presented by: Maureen Kellman, EAP Coordinator
New York State EAP Wellness Categories
COVID-19 and Mental Wellness
The COVID-19 and Mental Wellness resources are available to you and your friends and family at no cost through the end of August.
WellNYS Everyday is a wellness initiative dedicated to educating, engaging, and empowering New York State employees and their families, by encouraging participation in healthy behaviors. The vision is to increase the number of state employees who choose to eat healthier and become more physically active. To move toward this vision, employees and family members are encouraged to participate in the Olympic Challenge and Monthly Challenges.
Since NYS on PAUSE went into effect, OPDV and many state agency partners have been working diligently to pursue strategies for putting safety information in front of victims in places that such information would not normally be available, including on social media accounts of public utilities or tax/finance. Additionally, major efforts have been underway to get safety flyers with the Hotline number hung up in essential retailers, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and home repair stores, among others.
In April, the state launched a domestic violence hotline and a new text program and confidential online service to aid victims of abuse and provide potential lifesaving ways to get help. New Yorkers seeking help can call 1-800-942-6906, text 844-997-2121 or chat with a professional on the new confidential website at www.opdv.ny.gov. The text and online services will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with OPDV staff who are experts in the area of domestic violence.