Employee Service Program (ESP)
Although there is much to be hopeful for in 2021, we know many challenges and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic persist. ESP understands employees will continue to respond in many ways to these stressors and changes. Reactions and impact will be individualized, influenced by personal experiences, situations, and losses. Please know ESP values all employees and remains a source of support, respectful listening, and resources.
State of Michigan employees and their eligible family members may call ESP at 1-800-521-1377 to talk confidentially with a counselor or request to schedule a video meeting with an ESP Counselor at MCSC-ESP@michigan.gov.
Wellness Wednesday Webinars:
With a focus on self-care and wellness resources for State of Michigan employees, ESP has introduced the Wellness Wednesday Webinar series. Each Wednesday of the month a different topic will be covered, and if an eligible employee is unable to attend a particular webinar, they will have another opportunity in a following month.
- Week 1: Get to Know ESP
- Week 2: Mindfulness
- Week 3: Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 and Beyond
- Week 4: 4-Steps to Better Stress Management
Coping with COVID-19 Stress in 2021 Monthly Webinar is an ESP-provided webinar offered live on the first Tuesday of the month for State of Michigan employees through a Teams Live Event without the need for appointments or registration.
2021 COVID-19 Stress Management Webinars are also available on request and can be tailored to employees, work groups, or managers exclusively.
Visit each webinar’s page for details and schedule information.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
- Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
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