Employee Wellness Newsletter

Support the Spread of Wellness

May 2022

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About Us

Our Employee Wellness and Support Services provides opportunities and resources for employees to develop and maintain healthy emotional, mental, and physical well-being through support and guidance, as well as promoting personal and professional productivity through educational engagement. Visit our website for more information about Employee Wellness and Support Services: Employee Wellness and Support Services
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The IISD EWS Newsletter

This newsletter will provide you with information on emotional, mental, physical and nutritional health. We will focus on how to help you be proactive about your health and well-being. The EWS Newsletter will also provide support & guidance resources that we hope will assist you in dealing with stressors and challenges.

"Dear Ask Anything Anonymously"

Time to ask! Do you have questions that you want to ask regarding wellness? Send us your questions via email at iisdewsresources@irvingisd.net. We will anonymously post and answer your questions on our next newsletter.

Jokes of the Month

It's been said that "laughter is the best medicine." We hope that our Jokes of the Month will provide laughter and maybe even lighten the mood and inspire a smile.

1. Why are computers so smart?

2. Why do teenagers always go out in groups of threes or fives?

3. When do you stop at green and go at red?

*Answers will be at the end of the newsletter.

Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Please take some time this month to prioritize YOUR mental health and care for yourself. Remember mental health IS health and reaching out for treatment, support and resources is very important.

Ways to Observe Mental Health Awareness Month:

1. Take Care of Yourself - Life is full of ups and downs, both solvable and not so much. Seek the right treatment to help yourself get better.

2. Take Care of Loved Ones - Check up on your family and friends to provided support and encouragement when needed.

3. Talk About Mental Health - The more you talk about it, the more normalized it will become.

We also want to remind you that Irving ISD has 3 Licensed Professional Counselors on staff available to ALL employees at no-cost!

Visit https://mhanational.org/ten-tools for 10 Tools to help you feel stronger and more hopeful!


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Free Nutrition Counseling Resources with CHARGE

Under the Irving ISD health insurance plan, faculty and staff can meet with a licensed Registered Dietitian, covered at no cost. If you are not on the district's health plan, CHARGE can help check your eligibility. The best part is your first nutrition visit is provided at no cost. Sign up today to get started, spouses and dependents are welcome too!

To learn more about CHARGE and how to sign up, visit https://register.thechargegroup.com/register?code=IRV202


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Take your Workout Outdoors!

Spring can be the best time to take your fitness regimen outside! There are six research-backed perks for taking your next workout outdoors!

1. You Work Harder

2. Being in Nature Lowers Blood Pressure

3. Spurs Cancer-Fighting Cells

4. More Fun!

5. Mental Health May Improve

6. You Save Money

Source: Time


TCG Financial and Foundation99 Virtual Course - June 2022

Sign up for the next Financial Wellness Virtual Course hosted by TCG Financial and Foundation99 titled "The Hassle Free Path to Becoming a Home Owner." This course walks you through the buying process and pays particular attention to the mortgage process. Understand how your credit score, loan type, down payment, interest rate, and term all impact your payment.

Sign up Here.

Join Blue365 for FREE!

Did you know that you can receive health and wellness discounts as a member of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBXTX)?! You can find deals from fitness to travel to personal care and the best part is that it is FREE to join!

They also host a podcast, "Rewriting Wellness," that shares insight about the people behind the most innovative wellness companies.

For more information, visit Blue365.

Jokes of the Month Answers

1. They listen to their motherboard

2. Because they "can't even"

3. When you're eating a watermelon

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Newsletter Questions/Suggestions/Comments?


Jose Villasenor (Strategist) | Veronica Maples | Nedra Brown (Cluster Leads)

Jovillasenor@irvingisd.net | Vmaples@irvingisd.net | Nbrown@irvingisd.net

972-600-5249 | 972-600-3133


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