Counseling Services for NMSU Employees
The NMSU Employee Assistance Program is the principle provider of confidential counseling for faculty and staff experiencing personal and work related issues affecting their job performance. Faculty and staff experiencing issues with alcohol and or drug abuse are encouraged to contact NMSU EAP. Faculty and staff’s spouse or significant other are also eligible for services. There is no cost for counseling.
NMSU EAP also provides consultation for department heads and supervisors concerning identification and intervention of faculty and staff experiencing personal/work issues affecting their job performance.
For appointments contact: 646-6603
The state of New Mexico Risk Management Division, who owns and administers the medical, prescription and dental plans that NMSU participates in, is offering a service to all employees. Well-Being Solutions, the new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the State of New Mexico is providing services to eligible employees and their family members.
The state of New Mexico EAP services provide up to five free, confidential counseling sessions per occurrence. Family members living in the same household with the employee and eligible dependents may also utilize the EAP services, free of charge. Participants will have access 24/7/365 via telephone. There are many services available and we encourage our employees to explore the website to become familiar with all that is there when it is needed most.
To schedule your 5 FREE Sessions contact your Well-Being Solutions Program at:
Toll Free: 833.515.0771
Use WEB ID: SONMEAP
When registering, the system will prompt you to create a username and password.
|Well-Being Solutions Dedicated Website with Guidance Resources (CLICK HERE)|
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Employee Assistance Program Free Webinars
Your Well-Being Solutions Employee Assistance Program provided by ComPsych® offers Live interactive workshops that provide valuable learning for the New Mexico State University employees.
Topics are designed and written by an internal staff of psychologists and adult learning experts. These 45-60 minute programs are informative and engaging.
In case you missed a Live training workshop session, please access the library of recordings here.
You can select the Topic Title and will then be asked to enter your First Name, Last Name and Email then you must select “Register” to view the recording.
The Next Webinars are schedule for: Webinars
|March 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM|| Eating Healthy on a Budget (register here)
Overview- Don’t let the idea that healthy food is expensive keep you from striving for a healthy and balanced diet. Take time to learn new strategies on how to stick to a budget while enjoying healthy, nutritious foods.
Objectives– Identify any barriers that may be preventing you from purchasing nutritious food. Discuss how to increase servings of fruits and vegetables; and strategize quick meal preparation. Learn to limit food waste.
|April 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM|| * Caring From A Distance (register here)
Overview- It’s difficult to have an elder who requires assistance, yet doesn’t live near you. However, you can provide comfort and care by devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system to give your elder the care and attention they need.
Objectives- Describe the emotional costs of caring from a distance. Discuss how to set reasonable expectations and to obtain support. Create a care giving plan, how to research and analyze your options and available resources. Explore adult day care, personal, house and medical care services.
|April 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM|| The Impact of Foreclosure (register here)
Overview- Money is a difficult concept for children. Encouraging kids to gain experience with earning, saving, and spending money can provide them with fundamental financial experience.
Objectives– Identify ways to lead by example in money management matters, age-appropriate strategies, financial tasks children can take, as well as help older children transition to financial independence.
*Dinner and a Webinar recipes:
Live drop-in meditation breaks every Thursday
With all the stressors we face today, creating peace and centering is a great tool to help us get through it all, and just 20 minutes can make a huge difference. Available to any state of New Mexico/local public body employee, Presbyterian Health Plan is offering the opportunity of a weekly live 20-minute meditation. Each mindful meditation session will be led by Michelle DuVal, director of The Mindful Center, and held Thursdays. These sessions are designed to relieve stress, calm anxiety, help us relax and most importantly help us feel good.
This is available to employees with medical benefits, but registration is required in order to receive the link to join. Once registered, employees can access the weekly 20-minute drop-in meditation any Thursday they are available from noon to 12:20 p.m.