Employee Wellness and Worklife Services

Please know that help does exist and is available to you at any time. Besides the services offered below, you can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020.


The MDOC Employee Wellness Unit  provides professional and confidential wellness services to employees, retirees and eligible family members who are seeking wellness consulting services. Licensed Wellness Coordinators are able to help you and your family members identify strategies for resolving concerns that impact personal and work life. The Wellness Unit is also working toward a staff peer support program and staff chapliancy program, and is working to strengthen Traumatic Incident Stress Management (TISM) teams.

Confidential Wellness Services for:

  • MDOC employees, eligible family members, and retirees seeking wellness services.
  • Employees who are concerned for the welfare of others.
  • Employees seeking to promote holistic health and mental wellness in their facility.

Contact the Employee Wellness Unit:

  • PHONE: 517-335-0570
  • TOLL FREE: 833-DCBWELL (833-322-9355)
  • EMAIL: mdoc-wellness@michigan.gov.
  • MAIL: MDOC Wellness Unit, PO Box 30003, Lansing, MI 48909

Services Available:

  • 24/7 Crisis Response
  • CONFIDENTIAL consultation
  • CONFIDENTIAL Brief Counseling
  • Professional Service Referral
  • Wellness training and educational opportunities


The mission of Work/Life Services is to help State of Michigan DOC employees and their eligible family members manage the demands of work and personal life. The Work/Life Services webpage offers a variety of services dealing with family, childcare, eldercare, physical fitness/wellness, mental fitness, financial services, domestic violence and legal services. http://www.michigan.gov/ose/0,4656,7-143-6097_29351-145531--,00.html.

The online Systematic Stress Management Program (SSMP) is an interactive program composed of seven modules which can be used individually or in combination to provide a personalized system to help manage the stress in your life. It is a self-directed program and includes information on understanding stress, stress management at work, type A and type B behaviors, relaxation training, thinking differently, communication, and time management. http://www.healthylife.com/online/stress/StateOfMichigan/.

The Employee Service Program (ESP) offers services to state employees who are experiencing work-related problems, or personal concerns that are affecting their work. Any employee or their eligible family member who needs further assistance with work/life challenges can contact ESP to schedule an in-person or telephone appointment with an ESP counselor. All contact and participation with ESP is confidential, voluntary and free of charge. Offices are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday (excluding state holidays). http://www.michigan.gov/ose/0,1607,7-143-6097_29351---,00.html.

Lansing office: 517-284-0137

Detroit office: 313-456-4020

Toll-free: 800-521-1377