• Employee Service Program (ESP)

    Confidential  •  No Cost  •  Voluntary

    As employees begin to transition to a new phase in their personal and professional lives, ESP understands that there will be a variety of reactions. Navigating the new workplace will come with excitement as well as individualized challenges and adjustments. ESP is here to assist employees through this period and remains a source of support and wellness resources.

    State of Michigan employees and their eligible family members may call ESP at 1-800-521-1377 to talk confidentially with a counselor or request to schedule a video meeting with an ESP Counselor at MCSC-ESP@michigan.gov.

  • ESP Spotlight:

    Coming in October

    Below are the new ESP offerings starting in October. Please click on the corresponding link for more information and scheduling details.

    Weekly Mindfulness Breaks - In response to employee requests for more mindfulness practice opportunities, ESP will be offering brief mindfulness sessions every Tuesday beginning October 5.

    Parenting While Moving Through COVID-19 Series - State of Michigan employees who are parents of school aged children and younger have faced many difficult decisions and challenges over the past 18 months. To assist with some of the stress related to this parenting situation, ESP will be offering a 3-session lunch-time series beginning October 14.

    Monthly Manager Sessions - Managing programs and leading others can be daunting, but this is especially true during times of constant change and uncertainty.  Starting on October 19th, ESP will be offering monthly sessions for managers focused on providing strategies and topical resources to assist with current challenges and stressors.

    Wellness Wednesday Webinars

    Starting in October, ESP's Wellness Wednesday Webinars will be offered the first Wednesday of every month, with a new topic featured each month.

    All webinars are offered for State of Michigan employees through a Teams Live Event without the need for appointments or registration. Please visit the Wellness Wednesday Webinars page for descriptions and details.

    Coping with Grief and Loss - September 22: 1:00-1:30

    Navigating Communication in the New Workplace - September 29: 11:30 - 12:00

    Coping with the Stress of Change and Uncertainty - October 6: 11:00-11:45

    Work-Life Balance in 2021 - November 3: 11:00-11:45

    If you missed a webinar or want to rewatch one you attended, be sure to check out the Wellness Wednesday Webinars Recordings page.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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