COVID-19 Information for Employees
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Headspace is offering free meditations to help people through this time of crisis. Click here.
For providers – Headspace is offering healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus, which includes a full course library and daily meditations, through 2020. Click here for more information.
Sheppard Pratt recently shared a blog which provides tips on how to reduce anxiety. Read it here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide tips on how to manage stress and anxiety during this uncertain time. Click here.
Sheppard Pratt’s Dr. Andrea Gottlieb wrote a blog on mindfulness, which includes tips and how you can integrate it into your daily practice. Read it here.
For a free guide on how to live with worry and anxiety during global uncertainty, click here.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention developed easy-to-use tips for taking care of mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the resource here.
The International OCD Foundation has provided resources that may be helpful for the OCD and related disorders community, click here for more information.
At-Home Fitness Options
ACAC offers on-demand fitness options for its members, including streaming classes here.
Brick Bodies is currently providing free on-demand workouts, including mindfulness exercises here. Brick Bodies is giving medical professionals a free membership to its virtual studio through July 1. For more information, click here.
Onelife Fitness provides online classes to its members here.
Merritt Clubs created a nutrition and wellness guide, which includes tips on nutrition and grocery shopping and working out at home. Click here.
Planet Fitness is providing free streamed classes on their Facebook page.
Peloton is offering an extended 90-day free trial for its at-home workouts, no Peloton equipment required. Click here.
Down Dog is offering yoga and workouts on its app for free until May 1. Click here for more information.
Resources For Students, Parents, and Teachers
Scholastic is offering learning journeys for students to work on at home. Current offerings include courses for students from PreK through grades 6 and up. Click here for more information.
The Khan Academy is providing resources, including self-paced learning exercises, to keep students engaged during school closures. Information can be found here.
The following news publications have removed their paywall to access the latest news and updates: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, AP News, and The Atlantic
Near Pod Webinars offer advice for planning virtual learning with students here.
The National Association of School Psychologists developed an article on how to talk to children about COVID-19. Read it here.
PBS Kids has posted tips on how to talk to your kids about coronavirus and provides resources, including games, on how kids can stay healthy here.
Sheppard Pratt published a blog on how to keep students busy at home, including tips for age-appropriate activities. Read it here.
EVERFI provides free digital learning resources for K-12 teachers. Click here for more information.
Youth Mental Health is launching Virtual Meetings of The Parent Support Network™ for parents located anywhere in the country. Meeting are free, confidential, and open to all parents or caregivers who are faced with young people who are struggling with mental health:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and general interests.
Spring Meeting Dates:
- Tuesday, April 21st - 7:00-8:30 pm EST - RSVP HERE
Resources For Employees
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provide valuable resources and support to our employees. For EAP information and a full list of resources available to Sheppard Pratt employees, including points of contact, click here.
For more specific resources from our EAP, please click the following links:
- For services offered through our EAP, click here.
- For information relating to stress management, click here.
- For information on how to talk with your children about COVID-19, click here.
The Employee Hardship Fund provides financial assistance to Sheppard Pratt employees who experience disaster or hardship and are in need of immediate assistance. For more information on how you can give or receive funds, click here.
Tickets at Work is a free resource available to all Sheppard Pratt Employees and currently provides discounts to audiobooks, streaming services, online shopping, and more. To enroll, click here and use the company code SHEPPARDPRATT or call 800.331.6483.
Maryland is providing child care programs at no cost to designated essential personnel. For more information on locations and how to register, click here.
See a list of discounts and offers from organizations providing housing, transportation, fuel, and dining.