Keep your head in the game
This is a particularly tough time for many, with COVID-19 and other pressures affecting us all. But you don’t have to soldier on alone - Amazon provides a range of support services that can help you when you need it. It’s smart to be proactive when it comes to mental health, so be proactive and take care. Know:
The Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides free counselling for all Amazonians and their families.
While we weather the COVID-19 pandemic, subsidized back-up family care is available if you need it.
Amazonians can access the wellness app Headspace for free until October 9 2020.
Access the EAP’s free digital mental health program to access customized information and resources relevant to you.
With Amazon Extras you can access discounts on family care and tutoring.
Tips At work:
If you’re affected by school, childcare or adult care closures, enroll at care.com/amazon for 10 days of subsidized back-up care so you can come to work.
Visit myStrength.com or download the myStrength app for resources to help you process emotions related to COVID-19.
If you need extra support or aren’t sure where to turn, communicate with your co-workers, talk to your manager or HR, or call the EAP 24/7.
World Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10 — why not reach out to a colleague who may be struggling and ask how they’re doing? You can learn more and download resources at https://www.iasp.info/wspd2020/. WSPD aims to:
raise awareness that suicide is preventable
improve educaiton about suicide
spread information about suicide awareness
decrease stigmatization regarding suicide
If you or a family member are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, grief or domestic violence, access free counselling via the EAP by calling 1-855-435-4333.
Enroll for Amazon Extras for discounts on family care, tutoring resources, and support for children with special needs at amazon.rethinkbenefits.com
Use your free Headspace app to engage in daily meditation or mindfulness activities via your Amazon Extras account at https://extrasforamazon.com.
Our EAP can also help you find elder care, child care and other local family resources. Call 1-855-435-4333 to get started.
Accessing mental health support early means you can feel better faster, for yourself and your family.
Understanding your emotions and learning how to deal with them means you can help yourself and others when the going gets tough.
Amazon’s range of support services also mean you’ve got the help you need to look after your family and come to work.
Reaching out to others in need, and accepting help when you need it, helps us, our families and our fellow Amazonians.