Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

April 20, 2020

As we all adapt to new rhythms of working from home and social distancing, it's important that we stay on top of our wellbeing. Each week we're putting together a fresh list of wellbeing resources that target reach of the six categories of holistic wellbeing: career, social, financial, emotional physical and community. We hope you enjoy this week's list!


















Career Wellbeing



  • Career Focused Webinars – this can be a great way to learn more about a specific topic in a short amount of time.  Career Contessa is free during COVID-19 and eLearning Industry offers both free and paid webinars. 

  • Free Online Courses by MIT, Harvard, and More – edX offers a wide variety of courses from business to engineering to humanities by many top universities.  You can audit most of these courses for free. 


Social & Family Wellbeing



Social



  • Calling all Bruce Springsteen Fans – Fans of Bruce and other performers such as Tony Bennett, Jon Bon Jovi, Charlie Puth and more might want to catch the JERSEY 4 JERSEY Benefit Show.

  • 52 Questions to Bring You Closer Together – With extra time to connect with our loved ones, leverage these questions to start meaningful conversations. 

Family



  • Free Tutoring – Students from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley Give Free Tutoring to K-12 Students. 

  • How to Discipline During the Pandemic – Some leading psychotherapists weigh in how to discipline in a time where kids need “much more compassion than ever before.”


Financial Wellbeing



  • The Pete the Planner Show – Personal Finance Expert and author Pete the Planner (aka Peter Dunn) welcomes one person on per episode on a quest to make them a millionaire.  In each episode, the entertaining host brings lots of laughs and practical money advice for real people. 


Physical Wellbeing



  • Getting A Good Night’s Sleep During a Pandemic’ WEBINAR hosted by WELCOA and Dr. Michael Breus (aka The Sleep Doctor) on Tuesday, April 21st at 3PM ET. RSVP HERE.

  • TEDTalks Health – From new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being onstage at the TED conference. This is a great podcast to subscribe to. 


Emotional Wellbeing



  • Yale’s Massively Popular ‘Happiness’ Course (choose the free version) – This course has been something of a phenomenon and you can access it for free right now.  Over 1.5 million people have signed up in the wake of COVID-19. 

  • ‘How to be Kind and Gentle with Yourself’ WEBINAR hosted by Modern Health on Thursday, 4/23 at 2pm ET.  This webinar will explore ways to offer yourself more compassion during this difficult time.  RSVP here.

  • If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.  You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.


Community Wellbeing



  • Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund – With seniors being at greatest risk amid COVID-19, Meals on Wheels services are more important than ever.  This organization delivers meals and conducts safety checks for our seniors.  Donate to the national organization or your local program.   

  • The Kindness Podcast – This podcast explores how kindness can be used to solve problems and help others.  Each feel-good episode is 30 minutes. 


EMPLOYER FOCUSED RESOURCES



  • Sustaining Company Culture Through COVID-19 – Culture is so important for our employees and also for our clients or customers.  Gallup talks about how to sustain culture through this unique time.  The webinar was hosted 4/17 but if you register you will get the link for the recording. 

 



About the Author



Andrea Davis, Director of Wellbeing

Andrea joined CBP, an Alera Group company, in July 2013, bringing over 15 years of experience in management consulting and strategic solutions. As the Director of Wellbeing, she is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive wellness strategies for existing and prospective CBP clients. She provides assistance and support to CBP clients by developing personalized programs that fit clients’ unique health management needs, wellness program implementation, committee development, promotion and marketing of their programs to encourage participation. In addition, Andrea conducts program analysis and generates reports related to program participation, health assessment and client utilization. She interfaces with CBP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Terrence Fitzgerald, to leverage clinical and analytic data in support of CBP’s health management solutions.

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