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Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Spring is a time for regrowth and renewal. Have you considered spring cleaning for the mind? It’s a great time to declutter negativity, drama and unnecessary stress from our lives. This rejuvenation period allows us to declutter our thoughts and feelings to help boost sense of self, recognize accomplishments, engage in new endeavors and start off the spring season feeling refreshed. What a great gift to give ourselves!

Declutter
Toxic Relationships
Bad Habits
Negative Talk
Negative Thoughts
Release Anger and Resentments

Rejuvenate
Gratitude
Creative Projects
Positive Friendships
Mindfulness

Check out this SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST for tips on how to remove negative mental clutter and create welcoming space for positive changes

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A Launch Your Life Mini Retreat

Thursday 11/7/2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

School of Social Work  Auditorium and Atrium
525 W. Redwood Street,  Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Open to the entire UMB community, UMB’s Launch Your Life is hosting a mini retreat on November 7, 2019. The event will contain powerful sessions on topics to increase awareness and reduce stigma.

View agenda for more details. Complimentary lunch is provided.

For more information and/or to register as a *FPI employee, please email: HRWell@umaryland.edu  

*FPI employees must have leave approved by manager prior to registering

Grief Support Group Fall ’19

Find comfort, validation and the knowledge that you are not alone in your time of grief. This 10-week support group will assist those who’ve experienced a loss move through grief with education and support.

This group will meet Tuesdays from 12-1 PM from 10/15/19 to 12/17/19 at the EAP office located at 419 W. Redwood St. Suite 560

Please call 667-214-1555 or email amjohnso@som.umaryland.edu with questions or for further information.

NEW GROUP

Living Life with a Loved One with a Alcohol or Drug Problem

This group will provide support, education and coping skills for employees who have family or friends who drink or use drugs.  If you have struggled to understand why your loved one continues to drink or use drugs despite consequences or if you are concerned that your own behaviors are enabling them, this is a group that you want to attend.

This group will meet September 25, 2019- November 20, 2019 on Wednesdays from 12 pm-1 pm. It will take place at the Professional Building which is located at 419 West Redwood Street, Suite 560.  

The groups are open ended and there are 15 slots, so please sign up as soon as possible to reserve your seat.  Please call 667-214-1555 or email msnella@som.umaryland.edu to sign up or get further information.    

WORK-LIFE WORKSHOPS

UMMC Office of Workforce Engagement will be hosting monthly workshops to provide education, resources and support on topics including finances/money management, advanced planning and caring for loved ones. Attend one or all workshops and develop ways to reduce barriers and promote overall wellness.

Employees are welcome to attend and RSVP is not required but preferred. Contact Heather Kangas (hkangas@umm.edu) with any questions.

10 Money-Saving Lessons

Are you overwhelmed with financial stress? Access KOFE webinars instantly for valuable information on money saving lessons. Here you can expand your knowledge of debt management, credit consolidation, student loan repayment, first time home buying, and increase overall financial wellness.

Access webinars and PowerPoint presentations instantly to improve financial literacy skills. Register and instantly access webinars.

GoToWebinar: Student Loans- Part 1
To access slides to presentation: 
Click Here 

GoToWebinar: Student Loans- Part 2 
To access slides to presentation: 
Click Here

Check out more information located under “Financial Counseling”

National Public Health Week


National Public Health Week 2019 kicks off 4/1/19!

Attend events and join in on conversations about focused on the 2019 theme:“Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health.”

The Wellness Hub at UMB will be hosting events throughout the week designed to engage and inform on key public health issues in your local community, nationally and world wide. Check out events listed here.

During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system. For more information 

INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE

In the event of inclement weather, please call EAP (667-214-1555) prior to appointment to confirm. 

Please use caution, stay safe and contact the office for any scheduling needs. 

Active Shooter: What You Can Do

To prepare and respond to active shootings in the workplace, check out ways to prepare and respond during an active shooting incident HERE

Should you need further support, please call EAP at 667-214-1555 

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Employee Assistance Program

419 W. Redwood St., Suite 560 Baltimore, MD 21201 667.214.1555 (Fax) 410.328.1132