Making Life Easier/Employee Assistance Program
We have all heard the saying, “work smarter, not harder”. But in general, the trend toward increased productivity also means increased stress.
The good news is that King County provides FREE counseling and referral services to help you deal with stress both at work and at home. Let us work with you in resolving work and personal problems that affect your life.
Making Life Easier Program:
Making Life Easier is a free support and referral program that provides tools and resources to help you resolve personal life problems such as:
- Child care and parenting
- Helping aging parents
- Financial issues
- Legal concerns
- Emotional well-being
- Domestic violence or sexual abuse
- Grief or loss
- Addiction and recovery
The website also provides are variety of useful tools and resources including:
- Get the latest information. The site provides fact sheets on specific stress related topics and tips to manage your stress.
- Take a quiz. This tool will help you take stock of the stresses in your life and provide personalized solutions.
- Watch a video. The video describes workplace factors that can create or exacerbate worker stress and suggests practical measures for reducing job-related stress.
- Listen to audio podcasts. The site provides links to several stress related podcasts by national health experts.
This program is free for benefit-eligible employees, their dependent family members, and anyone living in the employee’s household. Call the MLE program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-874-7290. Visit our new website at www.achievesolutions.net/kcmle
Employee Assistance Program
Our licensed, certified counselors assist you in finding a solution to work-related issues that adversely impact your work performance, conduct, relationships, health, or well-being. This program is free for all county employees, regardless of benefit eligibility or career status. Contact Pam Wyss at (206) 684-2103 or Tony Hansen at (206) 263-4572, or visit our website at www.kingcounty.gov/employees/EAP
Mental Health America also provides tools to help you cope with difficult . This May, Mental Health America is launching the Live Your Life WellSM campaign with 10 specific, research-based tools to help you combat stress and promote health and well-being. Read more.