Monthly News Letter

Welcome to EAP
Employee Assistance Program of SUNY ESF

November is EAP Month

The New York State Employee Assistance Program (NYS EAP) was established in 1983 to help employees address work, family, and personal issues so they can live healthier and more productive lives. Approximately 300 specially trained coordinators are located in agencies and facilities statewide and have over 20,000 contacts per year. They are available to meet with employees in person or by phone to provide support, information, assess your problems, and customized referrals to local resources. EAP services are free, voluntary, and confidential.

Practical help from people you trust

What can EAP help you with?

  • Anxiety
  • Child Care
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Care
  • Emotional Issues
  • Family Issues (e.g., parenting)
  • Financial Concerns
  • Gambling
  • Grief, Loss
  • Health Insurance Questions
  • Legal Issues
  • Marital Problems
  • Physical Illness
  • Physical, Emotional, or Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Wellness Programs
  • And more

Who is eligible for services?

EAP is available to New York State executive branch employees and their families.


Bring a Book, Leave a Book Program

It’s a simple and wonderful way to exchange one or two great fictional/non fictional books or current magazines you’ve read. There’s a bookshelf located over in the basement break room at Bray Hall which will have a label saying, “Bring a book, leave a book” for anyone on campus to peruse. Current favorite magazines and books in good, readable condition only. No textbooks are permitted. It is just another way for anyone on campus who loves to read to spread the joy by bringing in a few books and seeing if there’s one or two you wish to read. Please bring in no more than three books/magazines. If you have more than that, consider recycling them through your nearest library or recycling center.


NYS Balance Webinar

Monthly Webinar

The NYS-Balance theme for November is “Quit It: Dropping unhealthy habits”. The free monthly webinar, “Stick With It” will be offered on Thursday, November 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. To register, go to the NYS-Balance homepage at: and enter username: nys and password: balance. If you are not available for the webinar, remember all the webinars are archived on the NYS-Balance site.

Free Resource Materials

Did you know that a wide variety of free resource materials are available through the NYS-Balance program? To order materials, go to: After logging in, using the username: nys and password: balance, on the right side of the home page, in the Employee Resources section, click on the Educational Materials tab, complete the form and submit. The materials will be mailed directly to your home.





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