“I have had two exceptional counselors help me through the most difficult time of my life. Melita Travis-Johnson, who is no longer with encompass, was perfect for me when life was very intense, and Laura Blanchard picked up where she left off with great counseling. In addition, Lisa Bolt provided assistance as needed and the main call in center was always a pleasure to deal with. I want you to know that encompass is a valuable service offered to GV employees and their families.”
Life can be full of stressors, large and small, at home and at work. Fortunately, there is a place to turn. Encompass (800.788.8630) is your link to information, resources, support, and referrals on most any concern that you may experience, whether personal or work related. Let us assist you in getting the information and answers that you need, get you on the right track again, and take some of the stress out of your life. Encompass can assist with:
• Stress management
• Marriage and family relationship counseling
• Grief and loss
• Personal Relationships
• Marriage and Family Issues
• Nontraditional Family Issues
• Mental Health
• Violence and Crisis
Through Encompass, Work Place Options offers resources and referrals for most any life event to GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents.
For more information, call Work Place Options at 1-800-952-3586, or contact Sue Sloop, 1-616-331-2215 ext. 18011 or, email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As GVSU campus becomes more health-conscious, there has been an increased focus on the importance of exercise. Many people exercise to control weight and get in better physical condition to become more healthy or physically attractive, but exercise and stress management are also closely linked. That's right, research suggests that physical activity may be linked to lower physiological reactivity toward stress. Simply put, those who get more exercise may become less affected by the stress they face. So, in addition to all the other benefits, exercise may supply some immunity toward future stress as well as a way to cope with current stress; a great reason to become involved in GVSU Faculty and Staff Fitness Classes.
One on one telephonic coaching is available to benefit eligible GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents at no cost to the member. Topics range from nutrition and weight management to stress management. Members contact their provider directly and set goals to accomplish desired behavior changes. Qualified Health Coaches help direct and provide resources to help members meet their goals in a confidential and personalized manner.
Priority Health members sign up now by emailing email@example.com or calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card.