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Special Employee Newsletter

Do’s & Don’ts
of Reducing Social Isolation

We are all eager to "return to normal" but are still working through this pandemic transition, as things re-open consider the following tips:

Don’t stop following recommended safety protocols.  Wash hands, wear gloves and masks, sanitize regularly used items like phones, keys, cards, purses, keep a 6 foot or more distance from others in public and all other recommendations for health, safety and minimizing the spread of illness..

Do continue to limit activities where you will have contact with others.  As areas and businesses re-open to the public, be mindful of how much contact you will have with different people and surfaces and how you will minimize risk to yourself and your home.  Keep finding ways to adapt activities to home, and support local businesses and charities from a distance.

Don’t stop connecting with friends and family through electronic means because some in-person contact is an option.  We will all continue to need support as we move through this process.

Do expect some delays as businesses transition into different levels of functioning.  Each industry will have to make different adjustments to keep people safe and minimize disruption.  These may result in some longer wait times or clumsiness while new routines are established.

Don’t forget to take time to reflect on what you are learning during this time of change.  What types of things were you able to adjust well to? What did you learn you could live without?  What brought you the most joy?  How did you manage to work through the additional stress?  What new routines or hobbies will you keep up in the future?
 


Feel free to visit the southwesteap.com website (Login Code: sweap) where you can watch a webinar, take a course or find a 5 minute read article about time management, stress management, mindfulness and other helpful skills for managing emotions during times of change.
 
Follow @SWEAPWellbeing on Instagram and the Southwest EAP Facebook Page for additional tips and information about managing your mental health, life, work and home.
Traditional Monthly Topics and Webinars Are Still Available

May Topic: Money Matters 

May's Featured Articles:

Monthly Budget
Personal Debt Consolidation
Managing Personal Debt
Should I File for Bankruptcy FAQ
Benefit of Spending Less


May's Featured Webinar:
Identity Theft: What Can You Do About It?
Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Over 15 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2017. The average fraud amount per victim was $1,038. In this webinar, you will learn what identity theft is and how to prevent it. What you should watch out for in your email? What about suspicious text messages? Learn the red flags. And know what to do if it happens to you.
 
Visit southwesteap.com and Log-in with code "sweap" any time this month to watch the webinar and ask the expert questions!
     Updated Resource Center     
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Login for new focused resources and webinar options for managing during COVID-19

  • Pandemic Resources
  • Support for First Responders
  • Developing Resilience
  • Supporting Children at Home
  • Financial Stress & Stability 
  • Addressing Your Emotional Wellbeing
  • Older Adults & Caregivers
  • Employees & Managers Resources
  • Military Personnel & Families  
  • New Webinars Added for Coping During COVID-19

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Links that connect you to the CDC and WHO websites are provided and recommended because these sites are continuously updating as new information becomes available.

Don't hesitate to reach out with questions.

Feel free to call or email the Southwest EAP office at 501-663-1797, 800-777-1797 or info@southwesteap.com for any questions or if we can help direct you to more information.

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