Destressing - Employee Assistance Program
Our mental health is connected to our physical health and our relationships. Our brains, feelings, and emotions affect our work, home, and all areas of our lives. Stress is a significant factor in many types of disease and illness. Investing in personal resiliency - through effective communication, leadership and learning at work and home - has been demonstrated to give people skills in coping with difficult situations.
Wellness and our County medical plans (Taking Care of Yourself) offer resources to invest in our mental health and creating calmness in our lives. DES-Training offers many classes on communication, leadership, and resiliency.
See the links below for professional counseling (6 sessions per issue FREE through EAP), medical benefits, on-site chair massage, and training opportunities.
- Massages by Maggie
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Horizon Health
- Caregiving Support
- Training Resources
- Employee Benefits for Mental Health and Addiction
Maggie Doolan provides chair massage at the Public Services Building on Thursdays. If you work near the Red Soils campus and would be interested, please call Maggie at 503-245-0275 for more information and to set an appointment. The price for a 15 minute massage is $22.
Horizon Health offers confidential support, guidance and resources to help you and your family. When you call for services, a master's level Member Advocate will consult with you to find resources or services you need. Among other services, Horizon Health can provide you and your family with help in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse, relationship difficulties, education, stress, anxiety, depression, adoption, pet care, travel, financial concerns and legal concern. They have a wide array of resources available to you over the phone and online. For more information, see the "How to use the Employee Assistance Program" link below:
- How to use the Employee Assistance Program
- EAP – Horizon Health Brochure
- EAP – Horizon Health Online
- EAP – Financial
- EAP – Legal
- EAP – Worklife Resource and Referral Services
- EAP – Your Online Will
- Horizon EAP Resources for Managers
Most employees who share their EAP experience with us tell us that Horizon Health and the counselors in the provider network were helpful, useful, and a great relief to talk with. Horizon Health has high standards for Quality Assurance. As such, if you have a concern about services received, please contact:Tamra Dickinson, Wellness/EAP Coordinator503-742-5486Tamradic@clackamas.us
Are you a caregiver caring for an elderly parent, disabled / ill spouse, or special needs child? Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you feel as if you should be the perfect caregiver? Is it hard to juggle work and family caregiving? Family caregiving support is available through the Family Caregiver Program run by Mary Ann Hard as part of the Employee Assistance Program. "Family caregivers experience higher rates of depression, physical and financial problems than non-family caregivers."
To learn more about this program contact Mary Ann Hard at 503-650-5724 or click on the link below:
Clackamas County provides a number of training resources to help you de-stress your work environment. Classes are available in a number of areas to include resiliency, communication skills, and communication and leadership for an effective workplace (CLEW). Find available classes through the Clackamas County training intranet webpage.
For County employees seeking more support with mental illness, depression, or addiction in you or your family, consider these resources:
- Medical benefits
Mental Health Services for both Providence and Kaiser are provided at the same rates and co-pays as primary care.
- Alternative Care
General County employee benefits for alternative care include massage, acupuncture, naturopath and chiropractic care. POA Providence benefits for alternative care include chiropractic care. Kaiser POA benefits also cover massage, acupuncture, and naturopath care. These healing arts can help with stress, pain, and tension.