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Wellness Wednesday Webinars

All webinars are offered for State of Michigan employees through a Teams Live Event without the need for appointments or registration. Wellness Wednesday Webinars are offered on the first Wednesday of the each month from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Each webinar below links directly to the live event in Microsoft Teams. Click the appropriate link at the starting time to attend; no registration or sign-up required.

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

A very important aspect of overall wellness is having regular time and attention devoted to managing stress. Mindfulness techniques are a proven method for decreasing stress levels and improving overall wellness. In this interactive webinar, participants will be led through three different mindfulness exercises and learn how practicing mindfulness can benefit both physical and mental health.

Coping with Caregiving – Wednesday, August 2: 11:00 – 11:45

The stressors of caregiving impact people of all ages and life circumstances. This presentation, Coping with Caregiving, is aimed to provide valuable insights and practical strategies for individuals who find themselves in the role of caregivers. The session acknowledges the significant challenges and responsibilities that come with caregiving and emphasizes the importance of self-care and support systems.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness for Employees – Wednesday, September 6: 11:00 – 11:45

Employees spend a large portion of their day at work and can get to know their coworkers well. As a result, they may see signs that could suggest risk for suicide, making the workplace an ideal location for suicide prevention strategies. In addition, employees may have concerns about friends or family members but are unsure how to respond. This important session equips employees with information about suicide risks and warning signs, as well as skills and resources available for addressing potential concerns. The valuable information provided in this session applies not only to the workplace but can be used outside of work as well.

*Suicide prevention and awareness can be a sensitive and individualized topic. As an attendee you may have personal reactions to the information being provided. You will not be required to be on camera for this event and ESP counselors will be available following the presentation for individual consultation and support.

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

If you have never attended a Teams Live Event, view this document on Attending Teams Live Events.

For additional information or questions, please contact ESP at 800-521-1377 or email at