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With August being National Wellness Month, now is a great time to work on strengthening your own wellness practices.  There are many simple ways to incorporate physical and mental wellness into your daily life.  Some ideas include increasing your water intake, adding more fruits/vegetables to your meals, following a regular sleep routine, learning to meditate, joining an exercise class, or even just parking your car out farther and walking more.

There are some great resources to assist with equipping your wellness toolbox.  Many of the State insurance plans offer information, support, and even discounts on wellness related activities.  Another tool is managing your stress level and developing a plan that works for you.  Taking a moment to watch 4 Step Stress Management Plan can be a good place to start, or if you’d like something more in depth check out Prioritizing Self-Care and Stress Management

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

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.

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.

Practicing Mindfulness to Support Wellness – Wednesday, July 6: 11:00 - 11:45

Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency – Wednesday, August 3: 11:00 - 11:45

Promoting Positive Interactions in the Workplace – Wednesday, September 7: 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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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