Employee Social-Emotional Health and Wellness
Employee's social-emotional health and wellness are important to Portland Public Schools and Human Resources. We encourage employees to regularly practice self-care. The following resources are available to you at any time.
Lines for Life
Lines for Life is a regional non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. They are hosting weekly Wellness Affinity Groups. Please see this flyer for additional information about these free virtual affinity spaces.
Student Services & Health Department
The Student Services & Health department has shared a variety of wellness tips and resources for self-care on the Social Emotional Learning in PPS > Wellness Resources for Educators.
LGBTQ resources are available on the SS&H website.
Additional resources are often shared through the PPS Staff Connection website such as discounts to fitness memberships, mindfulness apps, and courses.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free resource for all benefits-eligible employees and any member of their household.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides services to help people privately resolve problems that may interfere with work, family, and life. Some services are listed below. Please visit the EAP website for additional information.
- 24-hour Crisis Help
- Childcare referral and Eldercare referral
- Confidential Counseling - 5 free sessions per situation, per year to all benefits-eligible employees and anyone living in their household
- Financial services
- Identity Theft Services
- Legal and Mediation Services
Leaves of Absence & ADA Accommodations
Sometimes employees may need to take a leave of absence or require an ADA accommodation in order to focus on self-care. Please visit the Leave of Absence website for information on available leave types and the ADA Accommodation website for more information about the ADA process.