Teams-based Debriefing Groups for stress and coping available for frontline employees and employees involved in the COVID response

Engaging in emergency response and working on the frontline during emergencies is inevitably stressful for King County employees. While the work is rewarding, the long hours, breadth of demands, and exposure to human suffering can be difficult for even the most seasoned responder. What are Debriefing Groups Team-based Debriefing Groups are spaces to connect with... Continue Reading →

Meet your Employee Assistance Program Counselors

King County Department of Human Resources is excited to announce the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has expanded! EAP supports employees by providing free, confidential counseling on work-related issues. We all experience stress at some point and having someone to talk to can be a helpful outlet to process emotions, navigate challenging situations or provide tangible... Continue Reading →

Collective care tips and emotional well-being resources for the Latinx/Hispanic community

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th.  As Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, Balanced You would like to share resources to support emotional well-being for the Latinx community, including spaces for celebration, joy, and connection; tips for self- and collective-care; and mental health guides.  Celebration and connection  Celebration and connection are an integral part of... Continue Reading →

Onsite King County flu clinics for 2021

Update: Due to nursing shortages, the on-site flu shot schedule is subject to last minute changes. We’re doing what we can to provide timely updates and support social distancing at clinics. Please make an appointment ahead of time and we will communicate with you if there are any changes. If you’re considering walking in to... Continue Reading →

Balanced You mindfulness class schedule for Fall 2021

Balanced You is partnering once again with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. "COVID-brain" is a term used colloquially to describe the fatigue and forgetfulness our minds are experiencing as a result of the stress and anxiety from the ongoing pandemic. Mindfulness is... Continue Reading →

RESCHEDULED! Let’s Talk COVID-19: A Conversation on Trauma, Stigma, Grief and Growth, Oct. 1

Due to technical difficulties, this event was rescheduled for October 1, 2021. King County employees are invited to join community facilitators to hold space for our feelings and experiences related to COVID-19 and vaccination. Let’s Talk COVID-19: A Conversation on Trauma, Stigma, Grief and Growth Friday, Oct. 1 12:30 - 2 p.m. Zoom link: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/85055960730... Continue Reading →

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