Resources are available through WashU for employees and their families affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Employee Assistance through Work-Life Solutions
The university’s employee assistance program (EAP), Work-Life Solutions, is a benefit available to WashU employees and household members at no cost. Work-Life Solutions is available 24/7 and offers confidential services. Employees and their households can participate in up to five (5) free counseling sessions per issue per calendar year.
You may find additional supportive resources online through Work-Life Solutions. You must be logged in to GuidanceResources ComPsych to view content. Create a new account online by visiting Guidance Resources and using the web ID: WASHU.
Find EAP’s GuidanceResources below:
Mental Health Support
WashU employees and their family members can access mental health support through multiple channels.
- Find support with Work-Life Solutions.
- Schedule a mental health appointment with WashU’s Department of Psychiatry, which offers lower copays or coinsurances for employees and their dependents enrolled in one of WashU’s health plans.
- Engage in a mindful meditation session, “breathing into anxiety”. Additional mindfulness recordings are available in our audio library. You can also attend a mindfulness drop-in session at your convenience.
Find additional support for yourself or your family on the Mental Health Hub.
Managers: You have resources available to you to support your team members.
- Contact Work-Life Solutions to consult with a counselor on how best to support a team member who may be struggling.
- Download the Guidance Resources brochure, “How Managers Can Help Employees Deal with Traumatic Events” (PDF) online.
- Let your team members know where they can find resources and support, and you are there to support them if and when they need it.
Family Care Support
If you or a loved one needs family care support related to this crisis, you can schedule an appointment with WashU’s Department of Psychiatry for dependents enrolled in a WashU health plan. You can also contact our Child and Family Care Facilitator, Lisa Eberle-Mayse, for additional needs or resources.