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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Overview and Contacts

The GSFC Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has resources for ALL Goddard employees.  Contractor employees are encouraged to ask their employers what EAP benefits they have available.

All Goddard employees are welcome to participate in monthly EAP webinars, special sessions, join the Teams space, and make use of the website resources provided by our EAP provider Federal Occupational Health (www.FOH4you.com).

Federal Occupational Health (FOH) provides services to Goddard Civil Servants.
You can call 1-800-222-0364 / 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) at any time.  No employee will be turned away in a crisis.

The Civil Servant resources offer confidential psychological assessment and referral and short-term counseling for issues related to work and family. These services are available to GSFC Civil Servant employees, spouses, dependent children (including those away at school), household members, and domestic partners.

EAP Services provide you and your family help with a variety of problems including, but not limited to:

  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Relationship concerns or problems
  • Family concerns or problems
  • Financial concerns or problems
  • Job Concerns
  • Drug abuse
  • Legal referrals
  • Support when choosing eldercare facilities
  • And more…

In addition to the Federal Occupational Health program, Goddard employees are encouraged to make use of shared EAP resources across the agency.

The Headquarters EAP support page can be accessed when on VPN here: https://inside.nasa.gov/health4life

Information on resources being shared across the agency from other centers will be posted on the GSFC EAP Public Teams space and in the Dateline.

You may also ask questions about EAP resources or ask for someone to get in touch with you on the Teams space.


 

What's New

April 2022 | EAP Campaign Financial Literacy for the Federal Employee

Financial Literacy for the Federal Employee

Being a federal worker means you have unique financial benefits, but because most of us are not financial experts, it can be hard to know how best to take advantage of the many options. The good news is that you have access to a wealth of financial resources and support through your Employee Assistance Program (EAP). With the help of the EAP’s financial services program, you can get the expert assistance and guidance you need to improve your financial literacy, make smart decisions, confidently plan for your future, and maximize your money.

 This month’s campaign discusses:

–   How the EAP’s Financial Services Program can help federal employees increase financial literacy

–   Frequently asked questions about financial services offered through the EAP 

Click to download the campaign

Also, be sure to attend this month’s live webinar:

Improving Your Financial Wellness by Understanding Your TSP

It’s important to prepare for retirement, and leveraging your TSP is an excellent way to save and accumulate funds. Join us as a financial expert from The Institute for Financial Education (ifeonline.org) discusses ways to safeguard and grow your TSP, avoid unnecessary taxes, and let your money start working for you and your retirement goals.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

1:00–2:00pm ET | Register Here*

*PLEASE NOTE: While registration is required to attend, it does not guarantee entry. We recommend joining early, as space is limited and access is granted on a first arrived, first admitted basis, regardless of how far in advance you register.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary and confidential employee benefit available to eligible federal employees at no cost. 

24 HOURS A DAY

800-222-0364

TTY: 888-262-7848              

 foh4you.com

Understanding Substance Use Disorders

March Drug Education message from Employee Assistance Program

Medline Plus (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001522.htm) states substance use disorders “occur when a person’s use of alcohol or other substances leads to health issues or problems at work, home, or school.” Though exact causes are unknow, it is believed genetics, peer pressure, as well as emotional and environmental stressors may be factors. Substance use stages include experimental use; regular use; problem or risky use; and addiction. Symptoms of misuse can include missing school and work, hostility when confronted about use, making excuses, neglect of physical appearance, being unable to stop or reduce intake, neglecting to eat, confusion, withdrawal from social activities just to name a few. Substance misused can include alcohol and drugs both legal and illegal. The most difficult symptom may be the user’s own denial and inability to see the signs that others are seeing. For those wanting help, educating themselves on facts and resources and, when appropriate, continuing to encourage the user to seek help, are the first steps. When substance misuse is suspected a professional assessment is important as other physical illnesses or mental health issues or stressors may share some of the same symptoms. The link above offers a more in-depth review of this message. Additional resources are included below.

Facts: NIDA https://nida.nih.gov/drug-topics

Treatment directory: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Find a Therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists                                                                                                                      

Support Groups (12 Step)

Alternative Support Groups

            Celebrate Recovery https://www.celebraterecovery.com/

            SMART Recovery www.smartrecovery.org/

            Life Ring Secular Recovery www.lifering.org/

If you are concerned about your own use, a coworker, or a loved one reach out to the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) at 1-800-222-0364 or at www.FOH4You.com.  Additional resources can be found at  Health 4 Life - Home (sharepoint.com)

foh4you.com


 

2022 EAP Health and Wellness Presentations

GSFC will offer various presentations throughout the calendar year. Click here to download the upcoming Health and Wellness Presentations.

Helpful Links

NASA's OHP EAP toolbox


Program Contacts

For Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services please call 1-800-222-0364 or 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) or www.FOH4you.com.  Services include confidential short-term counseling services to assist with emotional, relationship, family, alcohol, financial, job concerns, legal, etc.