Weekly Wrap-up: Wellbeing Resources

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many new challenges to the way we communicate with our coworkers, friends and family.  Never has listening been more important than it is right now.  As we focus on listening fully, listening with focus and listening with the true intent to understand and not just hear, the common threads we are hearing from employees are paving the way for the next developments in your wellbeing programs.  Please continue to keep in touch on the needs and concerns of your teams and we will do our best to work with you on solutions. 

Have a safe and healthy week!

Career Wellbeing

  • How to Stay Focused and Productive When Working From Home – We’ve all seen the basic tips at this point but there are a few new simple tips in here that are worth considering in order to do your best work at home.

  • Coursera – Another great resource which includes a variety of free courses to further develop yourself.

Social & Family Wellbeing



Financial Wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Headspace for NY’ers (and everyone else) – In partnership with Governor Cuomo (NY), Headspace has released a variety of free meditations.  The good news is, they are still free even if you aren’t a NY’er!

  • 4-7-8 Breathing – Watch this quick video to learn this simple stress antidote.

  • 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 Service 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

  • Provide Funds to American Families that Need It Most - GiveDirectly’s Covid-19 cash program. GiveDirectly has partnered with Propel, a company that works on benefit delivery to recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, a.k.a. food stamps), to identify SNAP recipients and direct money to them.  Each household gets $1,000 as a one-time payment. As of this writing, GiveDirectly reports having helped 3,200 families, and given a total of $3.5 million. Google announced a $2 million gift (half from the company itself, half from CEO Sundar Pichai) to GiveDirectly’s efforts.


  • The Changing Demands on People Leaders Through COVID-19 – This webinar brings together a panel of top HR Execs to discuss leading through uncertainty.  WEBINAR hosted by CLEO and execs from Affirm, Cleo, Udemy, and Tile on Wednesday, April 29th at 4 PM ET.  RSVP HERE

  • The Future of Wellness in the Workplace – This Webinar features Karen Moseley, President of HERO (Health Enhancement Research Organization) and Chuck Gillespie, CEO of the National Wellness Institute.  Thursday, April 30th at 12 PM ET.  RSVP HERE.


About the Author

Andrea Davis, Director of Wellbeing

Andrea joined Alera Group Northeast (formerly CBP) 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 Alera Group clients. She provides assistance and support to Alera Group 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. 

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