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Virtual Support Groups Are Back - Supporting the NIH Community

Multiple days beginning Wednesday, November 18.

Various times.

Online Only.

The holiday season is fast approaching and with the impact of COVID-19, people may experience an increase in stress and anxiety. Due to the success of our fall support groups in September, we are excited to provide additional virtual support groups for the NIH community. These groups provide a safe place to speak freely about experiences with everyday life and the upcoming holidays.  Over the next three months, our Resource and Referral service partner, LifeWork Strategies, will host eleven (11) virtual support group sessions on general wellness and explore coping mechanisms to sustain mental well-being of parents, as well as, adult dependent caregivers.

All groups will be facilitated by a mental health clinician and will be roughly 60 minutes long. Participant's use of video, although not required, is strongly encouraged for an interactive experience. There will be simple ground rules and all things shared within these groups are kept confidential. If you are an individual or caregiver feeling the emotions of stress or anxiety and in need of non-judgmental space to share what you are going through, sign up today to join your fellow NIH community members to offer each other support. 

Register today to reserve your seat in the group you are interested by clicking on the Work-Life Support Group Sign Up registration link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4cacac29aaf85-worklife.

Each support group session is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Support groups will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and conference call information will be sent to each registrant two (2) days prior to the support group meeting.

These support groups are provided by the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Working Caregivers Task Force. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tonya Lee, ORS Work-Life Coordinator, at 301-443-7118.

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Ms. Tonya Lee at leet2@mail.nih.gov, 301-443-7118, and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made if possible five days in advance of the webinar.

You may follow us @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter for more information about services that can assist you with balancing work and family during this pandemic, making healthy food choices, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your wellbeing.

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