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Employee Wellness

Employee Wellness

Upcoming Employee Wellness Events

mon28nov2:45 pm3:45 pmEmployee Wellness Mindfulness MeditationWillingness To Be with Things as They Are2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

mon12dec2:45 pm3:45 pmEmployee Wellness Mindfulness MeditationKindness For Ourselves & Others2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Employee Wellness Programs and Resources

Access rethink care


RethinkCare is a leading digital training platform for Personal Wellbeing, Professional Resilience, and Family Support; includes resources for sleep and social-emotional health. Access on the web or download the RethinkCare mobile app for a premium experience (Android or iOS).

Click here to access RethinkCare
Watch the video for an introduction to RethinkCare
Uprise health digitally enabled employee assistance program (EAP)


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

Quick Access to Counseling via Telehealth

  1. Call 866-750-1327.
  2. Specifically request telehealth through BetterHelp
  3. Remind the Care Navigator that SKPS has 6 no-cost sessions
  4. Services can also be accessed through the UpriseHealth app, including 24/7 crisis support via 988.

Learn more about Uprise Health program from their flyer.

uprise health
Watch the video for a quick overview of digital mental health services and the Care Navigator feature.

Get your staff access code and instructions to download the app and set up an UpriseHealth account. Located on Insight 24J intranet.

SKSD Virtual Calming Room

SKPS Virtual Calming Room

This Virtual Calming Room is a place for the adults and families of Salem-Keizer School District to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings while building our resilience.

SKSD Virtual Calming Room
SKSD Virtual Calming Room

Greater Good Happiness Calendars

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


Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

A practical framework to avoid burnout and keep great teachers teaching. is the companion website to Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar, published by Wiley.


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.

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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

About Us

Our Vision

To provide a workplace where our employees are thriving; in service of equitable student outcomes.

Our Mission

To establish a workplace that actively nurtures employee wellness for all SKPS team members.

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