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Employee Wellness

Our Vision is to provide a workplace where our employees are thriving in service of equitable student outcomes. Our Mission is to establish a workplace that actively nurtures employee wellness for all SKPS team members.

Employee Wellness Events


Employee Wellness Programs & Resources

Care Solace for Staff

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance.

Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

Use Care Solace to find a provider

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit the Care Solace website and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone

Please note: Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988.

Uprise health digitally enabled employee assistance program (EAP)

UpriseHealth EAP

UpriseHealth is the SKPS Employee Assistance Program platform, providing NO COST benefits to all employees and their families.

Uprise Health Member Portal

Rethink Care


RethinkCare is a leading digital training platform for personal wellbeing, professional resilience, and family support. Available on the web or as a mobile app, RethinkCare also includes resources for sleep and social-emotional health. 

Watch the video introduction to RethinkCare

Access RethinkCare

Happy Teacher Revolution

Happy Teacher Revolution

Happy Teacher Revolution is an international movement to support the mental health and wellness of education professionals.

Want to learn more? Please contact Allison Silbernagel, Elementary School Counselor Program Associate or Chris Moore, SEL Coordinator.

Visit Happy Teacher Revolution

Onward - cultivating emotional resilience

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

The companion website to Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar, Onward supports a practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching.

Visit Onward

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Virtual Calming Room

Our Virtual Calming Room is a place for Salem-Keizer Public School's adults and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings while building resilience.

Visit the Virtual Calming Room

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Greater Good Happiness Calendars

Greater Good Magazine offers monthly calendars with day-by-day guides and activities.

View Greater Good Happiness Calendars


Wellness Minute

First, Self-Compassion

Difficult situations become even harder when we beat ourselves up over them, interpreting them as a sign that we’re less capable or worthy than other people.

In fact, we often judge ourselves more harshly than we judge others, especially when we make a mistake or feel stressed out. That can make us feel isolated, unhappy, and even more stressed; it may even make us try to feel better about ourselves by denigrating other people.

Rather than harsh self-criticism, a healthier response is to treat yourself with compassion and understanding.

According to psychologist Kristin Neff, this “self-compassion” has three main components: mindfulness, a feeling of common humanity, and self-kindness.

This exercise walks you through all three of those components when you’re going through a stressful experience. Research suggests that people who treat themselves with compassion rather than criticism in difficult times experience greater physical and mental health. Take a Wellness Minute and give it a try!

A special thanks to our community partners!

Kaiser Permanente thriving schools
OEA Choice Trust