WashU employees who been impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have resources available to them and eligible family members.
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 household can participate in up to five (5) free counseling sessions per issue.
You may find additional supportive resources online through Work-Life Solutions. You must be logged into 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 how best to support a team member who may be struggling.
- Download 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 support them if and when they need it.
Family Care Support
If you or a loved one needs family care support related to this disaster, 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.