Returning to work after a short- or long-term leave can be difficult. Many times, we feel uneasy about getting back into the swing of things, and may also feel concern about changes in our role or modifications to our workload. This is much more difficult if we are struggling with ongoing physical or mental health concerns. These can have an impact on engagement, productivity, satisfaction, comfort and make it hard to ease back in as an active member of the team.
The UMHS Employee Assistance Program staff can be helpful in this transition, especially if your return is complicated by workplace circumstances (performance issues, coworker conflict, and perceptions of a challenging environment). We encourage you to contact our office where we can address any concerns you may have regarding your return. Our goal is to provide a smooth transition back into the workplace by offering encouragement and support. EAP counselors have knowledge of the workplace environments and resources to assist in optimizing your return.
For more information, visit the Change in Ability to Work website.
Today's healthcare environment is experiencing rapid change. Leaders must be able to juggle priorities of the organization with the needs of the faculty and staff they lead. It is a skilled balance.
We're here to help. The UMHS Employee Assistance staff is well versed in both employee engagement strategies and individual health practices. In addition, we can help leaders make progress with any personal and/or professional goal that you might have. We are here to assist you in unleashing your many talents and the talents of those you serve.
- Accessing and Using the EAP
- Reducing Risk through Early Recognition of Mental Health Concerns and Substance Use Disorders
- Learning More About Health and Well-being Resources
- Leading with Emotional Intelligence
- Benefiting by Coaching with Compassion
- Developing Servant Leadership Skills
- Nurturing Trust, Stability, and Hope
- Creating the Mindset and Conditions for Individual and Work Group Engagement
- Leveraging Character Strengths
- Leading Through Crisis
Explore our online tutorial, Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace. The MHealthy Mental and Emotional Health program designed this tutorial for all U-M supervisors, managers, service chiefs, chairs, and other leaders to help them work in a constructive and informed manner with staff and faculty who may be experiencing mental health problems or substance misuse.