Georgia State is committed to supporting the health and well-being of employees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption to everyday life which may affect your mental health and well-being, including increased stress, uncertainty and anxiety. Self-care strategies are good for your mental and physical health during these challenging times and can help you take charge of your life.
Here are some self-care tips on how to maintain well-being routines and cope with stress in a healthy way during this “new normal” return to work period.
- Get proper rest and sleep.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
- Learn to relax and recharge.
- Build support and strengthen relationships.
- Get professional help when you need it.
The university offers programs and resources to promote mental and emotional well-being during this stressful period.
Faculty and Staff Assistance (FASA): FASA is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coordinated by the office of Employee Development and Wellness Services (EDWS). FASA offers emotional support for managing work and life situations. Confidential telephone or video counseling is available at no cost to faculty, staff and eligible dependents. You can contact FASA by calling 404-413-3342. Emergency assistance is available for crisis situations 24/7 every day by calling 404-413-3357.
EDWS provides supportive health and wellness services, including virtual individual health coaching for nutrition, physical fitness and stress management. Wellness webinars are offered at no cost on a variety of topics, such as stress management, financial management and healthy eating.
“Guided Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga,” and “Fun Fitness Friday” virtual classes are recommended for physical activity, relaxation and stress reduction. They are regularly offered at no cost.
USG Well-being: University System of Georgia (USG) partners with KEPRO, the external EAP vendor, to provide support and resources on personal matters to improve your overall life and well-being. KEPRO offers confidential counseling, including telephone or video, and a variety of work/life products and services at no cost to faculty, staff and eligible dependents.
KEPRO work/life services include:
- Legal and financial services
- Childcare and eldercare referrals and advice
- Grief and loss support
- Taxpayer information
You may contact KEPRO 24/7 any day by calling 844-243-4440 or visiting the KEPRO website at www.eaphelplink.com. The password is USGCares.