Resources available to help employees manage stress, burnout and other concerns

January 23, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

With the holiday season now over, and the winter weather and shorter days still hanging around, employees may be experiencing stress or burnout in their personal and professional lives. That’s especially true if you are getting back into a work routine or trying to adopt new habits as part of a new year’s resolution.

Fortunately, the organization offers a number of important resources that can help you manage your mental health and workplace environment.

Here are just a few of the free options available to faculty and staff:

  • The Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience
    • The office provides no-cost counseling for individuals struggling with stress and burnout or coping with trauma and loss in their personal or professional lives. There is also help available for those managing difficult workplace issues, long-term concerns such as depression and even relationship counseling for couples.
  • The Office of the Staff Ombuds
    • Serves as a neutral third party that provides confidential, informal assistance in mitigating workplace concerns, including harassment, intimidation and abuse allegations.
  • The Office for Institutional Equity
    • OIE staff provides guidance, support and delivery of programming, services and educational initiatives to faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment.
  • U-M Compliance Hotline
    • If you find yourself in an ethical dilemma or suspect inappropriate or illegal conduct, and are not comfortable reporting your concern to management, you are encouraged to use this anonymous hotline to report your concern.
  • Michigan Medicine Security
    • If you’d like the assistance of hospital security, or want to report any abnormal or suspicious behavior while at Michigan Medicine, contact the department 24 hours a day at extension 6-7890 from any house phone. An officer will respond as soon as possible.