Skip to main content

Employee Service Program (ESP)

Employee Service Program

  • Confidential
  • No Cost
  • Voluntary

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol abuse. Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious issues that affect overall quality of life, physical and mental health.

By educating ourselves and supporting one another, we can address alcohol-related issues with compassion, empathy, and understanding. Together, we can make a difference in promoting alcohol awareness and education on resources.

ESP has resources and Screening Tools to help you, or your loved ones explore healthy ways to cope and incorporate wellness and a more balanced lifestyle.

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health is an interactive tool that offers valuable, research-based information for anyone who drinks.

"Talk. They Hear You". App helps you prepare for one of the most important conversations you may ever have with you kids about underage drinking.

What Types of Alcohol Treatment are Available?.

Tip of the Month - Alcohol Awareness.

ESP Spotlight:

Below are the current ESP offerings. Please click on the corresponding link for more information and scheduling details.

Weekly Mindfulness Breaks - In response to employee requests for more mindfulness practice opportunities, ESP will continue to offer 15-minute mindfulness breaks every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Monthly Manager Sessions - Managing programs and leading others can be daunting, but this is especially true during times of constant change and uncertainty. ESP now offers monthly sessions for managers focused on providing strategies and topical resources to assist with current challenges and stressors.

ESP Drop-in Wellness Groups

ESP has created drop-in groups focused on important wellness topics such as grief/loss, self-care, and caregiving. These groups are designed to provide information, mutual support, and resources. The topics covered will include:

Caregiver Support - Thursday, March 28: 11:30 - 12:30

Conquering Anxiety - Thursday, April 25 11:30 - 12:30

Understanding Compassion Fatigue - Thursday, May 30 11:30 - 12:30

Coping with Chronic Conditions - Thursday, June 27 11:30 - 12:30 

The group sessions will be held via Teams Meeting format. No registration needed. The format is very similar to the parenting and caregiver groups we previously offered. Participants will have the opportunity to share and support each other but participation is voluntary. However, due to the size and the format of the groups participates should expect high attendance. If you would like individualized support/resources, please contact ESP.

Simply click the link above to join the session. To get more information on the drop-in groups, please call ESP at 800-521-1377 or email at

Wellness Wednesday Webinars

ESP's Wellness Wednesday Webinars are now offered the first Wednesday of every month, with a new topic featured each month.

All webinars are offered for State of Michigan employees through a Teams Live Event without the need for appointments or registration. Please visit the Wellness Wednesday Webinars page for descriptions and details.

Managing the Stress of Change and Uncertainty - Wednesday, April 3: 11:00 – 11:45

Compassion Fatigue- Because You Care - Wednesday, May 1: 11:00 – 11:45

Practicing Mindfulness to Support Wellness - Wednesday, June 5: 11:00 – 11:45

If you missed a webinar or want to rewatch one you attended, be sure to check out the Wellness Wednesday Webinars Recordings page.


Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

The appearance of external links on the Employee Service Program (ESP) web site does not constitute endorsement by ESP or the Michigan Civil Service Commission of the external organizations, their web sites or the information, products, or services contained therein.