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K-State Today

August 11, 2011

Tips on improving communication at work

By Jennifer Gehrt

For tips on improving your communications at work, see the August HealthQuest Employee Assistance Program article.

Summary of HealthQuest Employee Assistance Services (formerly called LIFELINE)
Call the HealthQuest EAP toll-free at 1-888-275-1205 (option 7), 24 hours a day, seven days a week for confidential help handling life's stresses. State of Kansas benefits eligible employees and their family members living in the same household can receive the following services at no cost: 

Short-term counseling (One to four face-to-face sessions per issue) with an EAP counselor for a variety of concerns. A few of the most common examples why employees use the EAP are:

  •           Day-to-day stresses
  •           Depression and anxiety
  •           Life transition concerns
  •           Problems with co-workers or supervisor
  •           Stress due to layoffs or furloughs
  •           Loss of a loved one
  •           Marital and family issues
  •           Drug and alcohol problems

The following EAP services are also available:

  •           Elder care consultations with an elder care specialist
  •           Child care referrals from a child care specialist
  •           Legal consultation with an attorney
  •           Financial consultations with a professional
  •           Life Coaching Programs (employee only)**

Click here for more information on Employee Assistance Program services and free life coaching.