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COVID-19 Self-Care Resources for Employees – Updated

Posted in: Coronavirus Communications

Join us online as Montclair State University faculty lead sessions on Dealing with Stress, Emotional Intelligence and How to Frame Anxiety.

The University community has experienced a tremendous amount of change over the last few weeks. Change that has required us all to adapt to a different way of doing business. In fact, we are adjusting to a different work environment, interacting with others, balancing our home lives, and the impact of COVID-19 on all of the above.

We could all benefit from taking a little time to increase our collective energy in healing. We can achieve this through guided sessions that help with increasing mindfulness, being aware of our emotions, reducing stress levels, and reducing anxiety which all contribute to increasing general feelings of well-being.

Resources for All Employees

In the span of just a few short weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has become an all-consuming global crisis, with unprecedented societal and business upheaval across the world. These are definitely not easy times as we attempt to adjust to a rapidly changing environment. It is our hope that we can help employees navigate through this difficult time by providing helpful resources they can access while working remotely.

This site is designed to provide resources and guidance to employees to meet the challenges of these times. We welcome your suggestions and feedback regarding this site and any additional resources you recommend.

Stress Management – Techniques for Coping with Stress (Online Course)
Discover helpful coping strategies that can make a real difference to your day with this stress management course.
How to stay focused when you are working from home (Article)
Helpful tips on how to continue to be productive while working from home.
Transitioning to Work from Home (Article)
Helpful tips on how to continue to be productive while working from home.
Cornerstone Cares (Online Courses)
Free (requires registration). Courses include: Promoting self-care and helping you manage stress; Helping you be productive while working from home; Supporting the transition to an online classroom.
EX. Play list in Cornerstone Cares: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Supporting infection prevention and control of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infographic, Hand Washing Techniques, Managing Stress and Anxiety During an Infectious Disease Outbreak)
Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success (Online Courses)
16 Courses Include: Working Remotely, Time Management: Working from Home, Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset, Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls, Thriving at Work: Leveraging the Connection Between Well-Being and Productivity, Managing Stress for Positive Change, Building Resilience, Developing Resourcefulness, Leading at a Distance, Managing Virtual Teams, Leading Virtual Meetings, Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks, Learning Skype, Learning BlueJeans Meetings, Learning WebEx, Learning Zoom
Mindfulness Matters (Article)
Strategies for Centering, Reflecting and Meditating in the Workplace
Care for Your Anxiety (Article)
Meditation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
Finding the Time to Better Manage Your Time (Article)
In this four-part series focused on time management and work productivity in our new reality, I share some practical advice on how to better lead ourselves through structuring our day to feel better, work more effectively, and adjust to our new reality by actively designing our new reality rather than feeling that the new reality is designing us.
Why Getting Regular Sleep Is Even More Important Right Now (Article)
Talks about the importance of getting rest and how it affects your health.
Working from Home: Proactive Planning to Deliver Results (Webinar)
After attending this session, participants will be able to explore how flexible work systems should be implemented and sustained, identify the success factors for working remotely and take the necessary steps to show the value of working remotely.
Market Volatility Communications Center (Tools and Articles)
A resource center for those saving and investing in a retirement account with Prudential
COVID-19 Stimulus Package (Webinar)
Thursday, April 9
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
This webinar will explain these important provisions and offer tips and insights aimed at helping employers and plan sponsors understand the practical and administrative impact of the new law.”
Productivity and Happiness Under Sustained Disaster Conditions (Article)
It is entirely possible to be peaceful, productive, and even happy under sustained disaster conditions. For newcomers to system-wide crises, I will share some of my insights here, building on the essay I wrote last month. As always, take what is beneficial to you, and leave the rest.
Stress and Coping (Article)
Understand that everyone reacts to stress in different ways, but it is important to remember to take care of yourself by taking measures to reduce stress and take care of your mental health
COVID-19 Resource Page for SHBP and SEHBP Members (Tools and Articles)
The New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB) has created a COVID-specific resources page that compiles all of the various resources available to our members during this time. Not only is there coverage information for SHBP/SEHBP, but additional behavioral health resources (e.g., Joyable –digital mental health solution available to members at no cost with one-on-one coaching and a personalized eight week BH program), wellness resources (e.g., Wellbeats – complimentary membership to at-home fitness video and content), and other important information from our carriers (Horizon and Aetna) and Pharmacy Benefit Manager (Optum). We are onboarding additional behavioral health, wellness, and telemedicine capabilities for our members and will be updating the website on a daily basis. Please share with your constituency and use these resources!
If you have any feedback or would like for us to explore additional ways in which we can serve our members in the SHBP/SEHBP, please reach out to Meaghan Dunfee ( with subject line “SHBP/SEHBP COVID Resource Request.”
10 Free Workout Apps (Article)
10 free workout apps to keep you fit while staying home and social distancing
Save Your Sanity: 21 Productivity Hacks that will Transform the Way You Work (Webinar)
Tips and techniques you can use to stay on task and productive. Fun, free apps to increase productivity and get more done in your workday. Keyboard shortcuts and hidden settings on your computer to end distraction.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your Practical Guide to Wellbeing (Videos/Articles)
Your homebase for wellbeing tips, resources and support. Browse articles and videos on reducing stress, staying active, being productive, sleeping well and more.


Please contact Keesha Chavis, Assistant Vice President for Learning, Development and Performance at for any questions related to these webinars.