Welcome to the Resiliency Project website!
The Resiliency Project is sponsored by the Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help promote and enhance resilience and well-being among public employees, their families, and the greater community. It's designed to help us recognize what’s working, to overcome and look forward, and to enhance and examine “quality of life.” It refines the concept of “health and well-being” beyond the absence of disease and disability to include creating and maintaining happiness, realizing our potential, the capacity to work productively and fruitfully, and the power of giving back and paying forward.
The Resiliency Project is divided into four areas:
- Resilience in the Workplace - Provides articles, strategies, ideas, and resources for creating a more positive workplace. In the current article, Dennis Gustafson talks about workplace recovery and resilience as the Boomers leave the workforce in What Will Happen When I'm Gone.
- Community Resources - Connects you to a wide variety of useful resources. (If you are aware of others that could be listed here, please email us with your suggestions.)
- Adapting to a Changing World - Get tips and advice about living in the modern world from fellow public employees and experts from a variety of fields. This month, John Utter talks about Mental Health Stigma. Past articles are also available.
- Lemonade - Provides a collection of strategies for transforming your "lemons into lemonade." Consider trying out one, two, or more of these suggestions.
The EAP believes in the strength of community and mutual support among family and friends. As John F. Kennedy is reported to have said, "a rising tide lifts all boats." We invite your contributions, participation, and feedback to help keep this site useful and up-to-date.
EAP Program Manager
Note: If you are a state employee visiting the Resiliency Project from work or with a state-owned computer, be advised that some activities accessed from this site may not be admissible under your agency's de minimis use policy. If in doubt, check with your human resources office, or simply visit our site on your own time.