Resources to support your mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being

Balanced You Self-Care Webinar Series: Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue and Anxiety

Balanced You presents a webinar on “Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue and Anxiety” on Wednesday, June 16 from 1 – 2 p.m. Hear from experts on how to manage your stress and how to mentally prepare for returning to the office or continuing on the front lines. During this webinar, you will also learn mindfulness techniques you can use for yourself and your loved ones.

Wednesday, June 16 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Register here

Omada

If you are looking to start or recommit to healthy routines, Omada is a free program that supports your goals with a health coach and interactive weekly lessons. Whether you want to eat better, lose weight, move more, or have more energy, Omada will personalize a plan that can help you find motivation, shift your mindset and change your health.

Website: https://go.omadahealth.com/kingcounty

Mental Health First Aid

Like CPR and physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid@Work trainings teach participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Participants will learn the common risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like, “What do I do?” and, “Where can someone find help?”

Upcoming trainings: kcbalancedyou.com/mhfa-trainings

Hour of Mindfulness for King County Employee COVID-19 Responders

This one-hour workshop reviews the various aspects of mindfulness practice, the ways mindfulness can help reduce stress, reactivity and burnout, and the science that supports the practices. The workshop includes hands-on learning of several simple but effective mindfulness practices that participants can put to use in their lives right away.

Tuesday, June 29 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Register here

Staying Steady for managers

When leaders prioritize supporting their and their team’s well-being, they add to the creation of a values-based culture where team members have a sese of stability, feel respected and can work more effectively. The Staying Steady training workshop, a part of the Leading the Way series, uses interactive activities, small group discussions and creating action steps so participants will be able to: 

  • Describe King County’s vision for a healthy organizational culture
  • Discuss the importance of providing stability as a people leader
  • Review available supportive resources at King County
  • Practice ways to steady yourself and your team

This training is free and will be offered monthly, with the next two sessions on 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. July 13 and 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. August 19. Enroll by clicking into Staying Steady registration in NEOGOV Learn – simply select the date that fits your schedule and scroll to down to click “Enroll”.

All staff training on burnout, compassion fatigue, and resiliency

Join Balanced You for this interactive training and conversation. Employees will learn to identify burnout and compassion fatigue in their own lives and learn strategies to build resiliency to help carry themselves and their community through these difficult times.

Thursday, July 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Register here

Balanced You also offers resiliency trainings specific to your workgroup. Email balancedyou@kingcounty.gov to request a training for your team.

myStrength

myStrength is a personalized app for self-care and emotional wellness. You can access it 24/7 for supportive tools that help with sleep, depression, anxiety and much more.

How to sign up: kcbalancedyou.com/mystrength

Website: kcbalancedyou.com/mystrength

Preventive Healthcare Visits

In 2020, medical visits were put on hold or moved to telehealth, causing many of us to skip our routine preventive visits. Now is the time to get caught up on our health care in a preventive way. Balanced You put together a list of resources to help you find the best Primary Care Provider for increased health outcomes.

Read: Having a primary care provider is good for your health

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups can boost mental health and well-being through community among people with shared interests or identities. They offer a space to connect, network and find support and fellowship. Connection through Affinity Groups can support personal and professional growth and promote equity and social justice.

Website: King County Affinity Groups – King County

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