COVID-19 Staff Wellbeing Resources

COVID-19 Information:
  • CDC Guidance on Stress & Anxiety
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
  • Blue KC: In an effort to keep members informed, BlueKC is sending updates to members via email. To receive these emails, you must opt in to receive communication from BlueKC. If you are a current BlueKC member and have not been receiving emails from them, click here for instructions on how to opt in to emails or update your email address with BlueKC.  ~ Click here to read Blue KC's latest updates on COVID-19.

Mental Health Resources:

  • Self-talk Tip Sheet
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Your EAP benefit through New Directions Behavioral Health is free of charge to all employees and their family members. The EAP benefit offers free counseling sessions (at this time, counseling sessions are telephonic, video or via text messaging), financial and legal services. Their website also hosts a wide array of resources. See below for flyers with more details of services offered.


  • Mindfulness apps: Looking for assistance with self care? Some developers are making the premium version of their apps FREE to teachers and other school staff.

Fitness & Nutrition:

  • Naturally Slim ProgramThis program could help you reach your weight loss goals, break old habits, relieve stress & anxiety, and build your immunity! Click HERE for all the details.
  • Down Dog:  Exercise apps for Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, 7-min Workouts, & Prenatal Yoga. Free until July 1st, 2021 for all students and teachers!
    • To claim your free membership go to (can also download the smartphone apps) and sign up using your email address. Use the same sign-in for all of the apps- phone or web!
  • Fit Tip Videosfeaturing your SMSD Fitness Center ladies!
  • SMSD YouTube channel:  

           - We have created playlists for different types of workouts and saved our favorite videos!

General Wellbeing:

This resource helps you and/or your family create a health-conscious routine that keeps you active, eating healthy, managing stress & sleep, and entertaining your household.



Sharing Meals while Social Distancing Cookbook! 

Click HERE to check out the cookbook created from recipes you all shared! We are ALWAYS accepting more recipes.

Find what produce is in-season in your area before you plan your meals! Click Here.

Stay Connected with SMSD Wellbeing

  • Private Facebook group: How to join: search "SMSD Wellbeing: At-home!" and request to join. You will be asked to answer a question (what building you work in). This group is private, so anything you comment, post, like, etc. will only be seen by members of the group and is not posted to your personal Facebook page. Please read the group description and guidelines after being accepted.

Tip Sheets

4 Tips for Adjusting to Work from Home    

Tips for Staying Active While Working From Home

Enhancing Emotional Health While Social Distancing   

Remote Work with Children: Best Practices and Resources for Parents

How to Keep Teams Thriving While Working Remotely