Employee Wellbeing Update

Employee Wellbeing at Cornell

These weekly newsletters from Cornell Work/Life, Cornell Wellness, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program are full of useful tips and resources for self-care, remote work, caregiving, financial wellbeing, and more.  Contact wellbeing@cornell.edu with questions or suggestions.


August 11, 2020

  • Care for Your Mental Wellbeing During Work & Family Transitions
  • Apps to help with anxiety and depression
  • CUBS camp extended through August 21st
  • Caring for individuals with brain injuries
  • Volunteer opportunities with St. John’s Community Services and Mutual Aid Tompkins


August 3, 2020

  • Support for caregivers
  • NYS financial resources
  • Adult group sessions focused on mental health
  • Advice for tired managers
  • Lotus pond and garden tour


July 2020

July 28, 2020

  • Am I Good Enough?  Navigating Shame & Guilt
  • Americans with Disabilities Act – 30th Anniversary
  • Lactation room update
  • Babysitters, nannies, tutors, and teachers available for hire


July 14, 2020

  • Tutors, Babysitters, Nannies, and Teachers needed
  • How to spend a mental health day and addressing micro stresses
  • Harmful Algal Blooms update
  • Donate excess produce to the Friendship Donations Network
  • Virtual Grassroots
  • Mask Makers seeking teens


July 6, 2020

  • Guide to navigating child care
  • Composting at home
  • U-Pick raspberry farms
  • Tompkins County rentals for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards
  • Youth Grief Camp
  • Retirement & Beyond seminars
  • Food pantries


June 2020

June 29, 2020

  • Supporting others without doing harm
  • GirlTrek Black History Bootcamp
  • Meditation sessions
  • Feeling anxious? Rearranging your furniture may help
  • PTSD & LGBTQ+ Awareness Months
  • Parenting webinars
  • Dogs at risk for heatstroke


June 22, 2020

  • Mid-2020 Pause to Reflect and Reset
  • U-pick Strawberry Farms
  • Black Lives Matter Library Guide, LGBTQ Lunch & Learns, Talking to Children About Race
  • Financial Information & Support Hotline
  • Cornell CUBS Camp and other summer camp info
  • How to Spot When an Employee is Secretly Struggling


June 15, 2020

  • Why we should all stop saying, “I know how you feel”
  • Five finger relaxation technique
  • Anti-racism training programs and resources
  • Adult bicycling classes
  • Parenting chats and information about child care/camps and tutoring
  • Ithaca Tenants Union


June 8, 2020

  • Child Care & Summer Camps Update
  • Looking for extra work? Babysitters/Nannies needed!
  • COVID-related Bereavement Group
  • Rental Assistance Program
  • Conversations About Race


June 1, 2020

  • Supporting Our Diverse Community
  • New Wellness Challenge
  • When You Disagree About Social Distancing
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • How to Prepare Your Dog to Be Left Home Alone
  • Psychological Safety at the Workplace


May 2020

May 26, 2020

  • Help Collect the Advice of Elders for Getting Through a Crisis
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Mutual Aid food cabinets in need of contributions
  • Living Alone During COVID-19 program highlights
  • Parental Resilience Workshop Series


May 18, 2020

  • Financial wellbeing – Cornell special benefit considerations during COVID-19
  • Cultivating resiliency
  • Slacklining 101
  • Women Swimmin’ goes virtual
  • Story time with Cornell leaders
  • Maternal depression resources
  • Older Americans Month 2020


May 11, 2020

  • Cornell traditions
  • Caring for your time
  • Financial workshops - selling ahome, budgeting, tenant rights, student loans
  • Emotional wellbeing workshops - resiliency, grief, and stress
  • Parenting in a time of crisis
  • Managers role modeling wellbeing


May 4, 2020

  • Eating when working remotely: from mindless to mindful eating
  • Hiking/biking locations in New York
  • Opioids and Narcan Trainings
  • Welcoming new residents to Tompkins County
  • Update on public schools, camps, and child care programs
  • Caring for grandchildren while working


April 2020

April 27, 2020

  • Navigating work and life
  • Active and stillness breaks to recharge and re-energize
  • Tips for your high school/college students
  • Plant-based eating, food cabinets, food pantries
  • NYS Child Care Grants for Essential Personnel
  • Tips for managers


April 20, 2020

  • “Productivity, Perfection, and a Pandemic”
  • Substance abuse resources
  • Tips for grocery shopping and getting the most out of a virtual medical appointment
  • Remote work tips for everyone, managers, families, and technology
  • Volunteer opportunities


April 12, 2020

  • Emotional wellbeing and caring for the mental health of older adults
  • Adjusting your work schedule
  • Building and maintaining connections
  • Child care resources and virtual babysitting


April 6, 2020

  • Remote employees: tips for daily routines and focus
  • Financial supports for food, baby care items, etc.
  • Personal preparedness strategies