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Work and Family Month at NIH banner Join us in October for Work and Family Month at NIH
"As the nation’s biomedical research agency, we are committed to improving health for all Americans. Science has shown that our family relationships have an important effect on our physical well-being. I am proud of the substantial work-life resources available to the NIH workforce, and I encourage each of you to participate in Work and Family Month so you can take advantage of the resources that are most helpful to you."
- Dr. Francis Collins, Former NIH Director

Work and Family Month

Between work, family, and personal life, we juggle multiple responsibilities every day. Finding a healthy balance among them is essential to our own personal well-being. Well-Being is being defined by Gallup, into five essential categories: Social, Community, Career, Physical and Financial. Mental well-being is integrated within all five areas. It is important to recognize how each area impacts you and your family's mental well-being. 

The Office of Resource Services (ORS), Office of Human Resources and the NIH-Wide Mental Health and Well-being Action Team have made available resources appropriate for “supporting you and your family's mental well-being." 

There is something for EVERYONE, including contractors.

Resources are available in many formats: archived webinars, free fitness classes, websites, PDFs, and archived webinars and vignettes​ for viewing when you have time. 

Please share this webpage with colleagues, co-workers, and contractors. The website can be accessed by any computer or iPhone/android.

Events and resources are divided in to themes that target a specific category of well-being: Mental/Physical, Financial, Social/Family, Career, Community and Self-Care. Each weekly theme is located in the far left box under Theme.  

Week 1 Theme:  Mental/Physical Well-Being 

Week 2 Theme:  Financial

Week 3 Theme:  Social/Caring for Others   

Week 4 Theme:  Career & Community

Week 5 Theme:  Self-Care

If there is a resource you think should be included or have any questions, please contact Tonya Lee, NIH Work-Life Coordinator at worklife@nih.gov.



NIH Workforce Resource Eligibility Matrix

With 17 different  employment categories (including Trainees, Contractors, Commissioned Corps, and Guest Researchers) across the NIH, knowing which resources you are eligible for can be confusing.
Click here to learn which resources you are eligible for and start participating today. 
Theme &
RESOURCES
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

 

Week 1
Mental/Physical
 Well-Being 

Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) Wellness --
Trainees and Fellows
 have access to an array of wellness programs designed specifically for their unique population.  Individual and group opportunities to promote well-being and resilience are just one click away.  
Click here to learn more about OITE and their programs.

2023 Foil the Flu - Flu vaccines protects you, your family and your co-workers. 
Foli the Flu Image 
Click on the image to access the 2023 Schedule and Registration.

The Resilience Through Well-Being campaign has explored the U.S. Surgeon General's framework and has created workshops, infographics, videos and posters focused on the five areas of workplace mental health and well-being. 
You will also find for each week of the month their resources that support the week's theme.

Your Mental Health Matters Flyer
Click on the image to learn more.

Save the Number Save a Life  Text 988

Did you know the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now the 3-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline?
Click here to learn more.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Click here to access Mental Health Information.
Click here to access brochures and fact sheet on mental disorders and related topics.

The U.S. Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being
U.S. Surgeon General Mental Health and Well-Being Framework Infographic
Click here to view the infographic.



National Protect Your Hearing Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about steps we can take to prevent hearing loss from loud noises.
Click here to discover practical tips from NIDCD's Noisy Planet to protect you and your family's hearing.

Archived
Choosing to Thrive: Stress Management and Work Recovery Webinar provided by EAP
Click here to view the archived  webinar.

NIH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 301-496-3164
Free resource that is available for employees who are experiencing mental health concerns or other difficult circumstances and for supervisors who need advice on how to respond to mental health issues in the workplace.  Detailed information included in the brochures below:
Tips for Talking with a Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health Infographic
Click on the image to learn more.

Click here to view the following EAP vignettes:

 - Responding to Symptoms of Anxiety
 - Relaxation Exercises for the Whole Family
 - Evaluating My Psychological Health Status



Archived
Mastering Team Dynamics Webinar

Click here to view the archived webinar.


CFC Kick Off - Featuring NIH and NINR Leadership and CFC charities.
Click here to join this virtually event and learn more about the campaign and how you can support your favorite cause.
Give Happy CFC 2023 Logo
​Mastering Team Dynamics Webinar

Click here to register and to learn more about this webinar.


Resilience Through Well-Being  campaign
is designed to empower staff to embrace their personal well-being through increased awareness, community engagement and access to NIH well-being resources.  
Click here to access resources.

Click here to find helpful posters, infographics and other materials to download, print and share.


Encouraging Psychological and Physical Safety in the Workplace Workshop. 

Click here to view the archived Resilience Through Well-Being campaign webinar.


Stay Up-To-Date on What's Happening - Here's How

Join DATS Listservs

Read the daily NIH Calendar of Events email

Follow @NIHemplSrvcs on Twitter

Bookmark Wellness@NIH website

Bookmark Work-Life@NIH website


Wellness@NIH

supports the NIH community in its goals to pursue a healthy lifestyle and achieve wellness.


FREE Virtual Fitness for You Classes every month.
Click here to get a list of monthly classes and access archive classes.

Walking at NIH: How many steps can you get today?
Click here to start counting.

Join the Wellness@NIH Facebook  Group FLyer
To learn about resources to help turn hours at work into active parts of a healthier life - Join the NIH Health and Wellness Council Facebook group.

NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) 
Click here to learn more.


Mental Health vs Mental Fitness Infographic
Click here to view the infographic.
Building Your Well-Being Toolkit Workshop.  
Click here to view the archived 
Resilience Through Well-Being campaign webinar.

MASTER STRESS Tips
Master_Stress pdf

​Ergonomics from Office to Home and Beyond.

Click here to view the archived NIH videocast webinar.

Ergonomics Website 
Click here to learn
more.
Plan Your Plate:  Shifting to a Healthy Eating Style
Click here to view this article and others in the Healthy Eating Special issue.
Nutrition to Support Healthy Immune Function Webinar
Click here to view archived webinar.
Nutrition for Healthy Aging Webinar
Click here to view archived NIH Videocast webinar.

Plant Forward Eating Workshop 
Click here to view archived Resilience Through Well-Being campaign workshop with guest experts from Eurest.
Theme
& Resources
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThURSDAY
Friday
 
NIH Federal Credit Union Logo
Click here to learn more about the Wealth Advisor Program and other financial programs to assist you with your financial needs.
***Be sure to register for their webinar on October 17.

What Does It Mean - Getting Your Affairs in Order Webinar
Click here to view archived webinar.


NIH Transhare Program
Click here to learn more.


Archived
Latin Dance with Charissa - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by R&W
Click here to view the archived event.
Archived
Family Yoga with Amy by R&W
Click here to view the archived event.

NIH Child Care Subsidy Program
Click here to learn if you are eligible to receive up to $5,000 a year for licensed child care and school age care, including summer camps.  

Archived
From Scarcity to Serenity: Navigating Financial Stressors & Cultivating Financial Well-Being
Click here to view the archived webinar.

Alternative Transportation Methods for the Bethesda Campus
Click here to learn more. about Transhare, satellite parking, shuttles, biking and more!

Archived
Work-Life@NIH: A Workforce Guide to Enhancing Well-Being Webinar
Click here to view the archived webinar..

Parenting Peer Circles

Click here to register for future sessions. 

NIH OHR Retirement:  Learn About Your Retirement Resources  

Click here to learn more.


Save Smart, Retire Well Webinar
Click here to view archived webinar.
Retirement 101 Webinar  
Click here to view the archived NIH Videocast.


NIH Training Center's Retirement Seminars - It's never too early to start planning.  
Click here to learn more.

Theme &
Resources
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 
Week 3
Social/Caring for Others 

Division of Amenities and Transportation Services
provides a variety of worksite enrichment programs and transportation services, such as food services, parking, shuttle options, fitness opportunities and child/adult/elder care programs.
Click here to learn more.

Check out these additional resources from the Resilience Through Well-Being campaign to assist you with your Social and Community Well-Being
Click here to get started.

NIH Back-up Care Program - Self Care, Child Care and Adult Care
Click here to learn more about short-term care for yourself and your loved ones.

Positive Parenting:  Building Healthy Relationships with Your Kids -
NIH News in Health Article
Click here to view this article and others in the Senior Special issue.
                            

NIH Childcare Centers and Wait List - Webpage
Click here to learn more about the centers and how to enroll on the NIH Wait List.
NIH Child and Family Programs: CHILD Resource
Archived
Lifestyle Medicine-Roadmap to Our Better Health Webinar provided by AADCC
Click here to view the archived webinar.

NIH Aging and Adult-Dependent Care Committee (AADCC)
Click here to learn more.

Adult Elder Care Resources Flyer



NIH Parenting Coach:  Help is just an email away. - Webpage
Click here to learn more.

Child and Family Programs - Lunch and Learn Webinars
Click here to view archived webinars covering parenting issues from infancy to young adulthood, adult dependent care issues and work-life.



Archived
Parental Burnout: Parenting from an Empty Cup Webinar provided by Child and Family Programs & NIH Child Care Board
Click here to view the archived webinar.

NIH Listservs - Webpage
A thousand possibilities to connect with the NIH Community.  Click here to begin your search today!  

NIH Blood Bank:  Save a Life...Become a Blood Donor Today. 
Click here to learn more.

NIH Division of Police - Website
First point of contact for emergency situations.
Click here to learn more.

​NIH Recreation and Welfare Association (R&W) - Clubs
A fun way to connect with the NIH community.
Click here to review the clubs.
Take the Pedal Off the Metal:  When Should Older Adults Stop Driving? -
NIH News in Health Article
Click here to view this article and others in the Senior Special issue.


NIH Adult Care Support Listserv
Click here to learn more.


Theme &
Resources
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 
Week 4
Career
& Community

NIH Intranet:
Where to go to find popular links, NIH Calendar of Events, announcements, and information about the NIH
Click here to get connect.

Division of Amenities and Transportation Services provides a variety of worksite enrichment programs and transportation services, such as food services, parking, shuttle options, fitness opportunities and child/adult/elder care programs.
Click here to learn more.

Resilience Through Well-Being campaign  
Click here to access the Connection & Community Resources
Expert Panel 1 with David Rice, Victoria Rucker, and Dawn Wayman
Expert Panel 2 with Dr. Courtney Aklin, CAPT Mark Miller, and Danny Dickerson
NIH Workplace Flexibilities - Webpage
Click here to learn more about telework, remote work and alternative work scheduled.

ARCHIVED
Work-Life@NIH Webinar - Paid Parental Leave at NIH
Click here to view the archived webinar.

NIH OHR Guide to Parental Leave
Learn more
click here

Work-Life@NIH Webinar:  Connection and Community
Click here to access archived webinar.

Mattering at Work Workshop by the Resilience Through Well-Being campaign .
Click here to view the archived workshop.

Find Your HR Contacts 
Click here to get started.

OHR:  Understanding Your Benefits 
Click here to get started.

Contacts for Ethics Assistance 
Click here to get started.

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Archived 
Initiating Difficult Conversations and Using Effective Tools for Finding Solutions Webinar
Click here to view the archived webinar.

Advocating for your Well-Being at NIH
Resilience Through Well-Being campaign  - Advocating for Your Well-Being at the NIH.
Click here to view the infographic.

Setting Boundaries are Necessary for Maintaining Your Well-Being Webinar  
Click here to view the archived webinar.

Goal Setting 101 Infographic
Click here to view the infographic.

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NIH Anti- Harassment Policy and Guidance Webpage.
Click here to learn more about the NIH's commitment and how to report.

CIVIL Program
Click here to learn more about this program and check out the employee and supervisor toolkits.
Let's Talk: Protection from Harm with Jessica Hawkins
Click here to view the Resilience Through Well-Being campaign archived video.

NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Click here to learn more about Reasonable Accommodations, NIH Anti-Harassment Program, the Equal Employment Opportunity process and Upcoming Events and Training.





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Archived
The Inter-Related Roles of Community and Career in Mental Wellness Webinar provided by EAP
Click here to view the archived webinar.

NIH Training Center:  View Full Course Catalog, Preview FY2024 Q1 SNEEK PEEK Classes to Support Your Role at NIH. 
Click here to learn more. 

Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series
Click here to learn more about the leadership and management series and access archived webinars.

NIH Leadership Development Programs
Learn more
click here

NIH Mentoring
Program
Learn more
click here


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Leaning into a Hybrid Work Environment Toolkit
Resilience Through Well-Being campaign Leadership Toolkit - Well-Being Resources for Leaders and Teams.
Click here to view the toolkit.

Leading Transitions:  Creating Conditions for Effective Conversations - SUPERVISORS  
Click here to view the archived webinar.

Navigating Transitions:  Creating Conditions for Effective Conversations - ALL STAFF Webinar  
Click here to view the archived NIH Videocast.

Rebooting for Supervisors - Managing the Stress of Managing Others

Archived Webinar 
Click here to view NIH VideoCast webinar.


Managing Stress Panel - Sponsored by Resilience Through Well-Being Campaign
Archived Webinar 
Click here to view NIH VideoCast webinar.
Theme & ResourcesMondayTUESDAYWednesdayThursdayFriday
 
Week 5
Self-Care


Archived
Self-Care - A Discussion on Tools to Assess and Enhance Your Well-Being with Debbie, Alisa and Leslie. Webinar provided by HWC & MHWBAT

Click here to view the archvied webinar.


Simple Ways for Enhancing Your Sleep Habits infographic

Click here to view the infographic.


Picture of a teddy bear on a bed
 

Resilience Through Well-Being   
campaign

Sleep Cohort - A toolkit to help staff monitor, analyze, and improve their sleep.
Click here to view the toolkit.

The Resilience Through Well-Being campaign Resilience During Change Toolkit
 Healthy Eating 101 Infographic
Click here to view the infographic.

Find out more...