Employee Assistance Program

We know personal challenges can affect you at work and at home, and Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) is here to help.

July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month observed every year in July. Template for background, banner, card, poster July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month observed every year in July. Template for background, banner, card, poster minority mental health awareness month stock illustrations

July is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month formerly recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month honors the legacy of author, advocate and trailblazer Bebe Moore Campbell to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the U.S.

For more information and resources visit the BIPOC Mental Health Resource Guide

Visit CCA@YourService website  (company code JHEAP) for additional content and resources

Schedule an Appointment for Emotional Support

Through Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP), JHU employees and their household family members have free 24/7 access to confidential counseling and referral services for help with stress at work or at home, emotional distress, a difficult life transition, or other challenges.

The EAP offers up to 6 short term counseling sessions.

When you call EAP, our caring professional counselors will listen, provide support, and help you identify resources and next steps. If you choose to arrange a televideo or in-person appointment, JHEAP will provide referrals to licensed clinicians in your area or you can opt for an appointment with a member of the JHEAP Onsite Clinical Care Team located on various Johns Hopkins campuses.

You can reach JHEAP 24/7, 365 days a year, by phone at 888-978-1262 .

Bypass the phone call and submit your counseling request via an online request form here.

Click here for more information about the online intake process for counseling services.

Daily Life Assistance

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Struggling to find that balance between work and home? Let us lighten your load. Through Johns Hopkins EAP (JHEAP) you and your household family members have 24/7 telephone access to a daily life assistance counselor by calling 888-978-1262 for:

      • Free legal consultation on a variety of issues including bankruptcy, child custody, divorce.
      • Free financial consultation on a variety of issues, such as help with budgeting, managing debt and tax preparation and identity theft resolution and consultation.
      • Services and resources for child care and elder care services.
      • Services and resources for pet care, household help and other needs.
Life Coaching

Transform Your Life with Life Coaching

The Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) is committed to helping employees be their best selves. Are you ready to unlock your full potential and achieve your dreams?  JHEAP life coaching services provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your potential, build confidence, and celebrate your successes.

Services we offer:

  • Goal Setting and Achievement
  • Personal Growth and Self-Discovery
  • Stress Management and Resilience Building
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Relationship Coaching

Click HERE for more information on life coaching services.

Ready to make the first step?  SCHEDULE HERE

If you need immediate support or counseling services, please call the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) at 888-978-1262.

Virtual Networking Groups

Virtual Networking Groups

The Office of Benefits & Worklife is hosting several recurring Virtual Networking Groups for employees including Caregiving for Children with Disabilities, Retirement Readiness, Adult Caregiving and Employee Young Professionals.

These networking groups are an opportunity to connect with Hopkins peers who may be going through similar life experiences. Registration is required. To ensure privacy, these sessions will not be recorded and are only available to Johns Hopkins affiliate employees.

Click below for more information and to register for a networking group:

Additional Information:

You only need to register once to receive access to all scheduled sessions.

A Microsoft Teams Channel for each networking topic has been created for resource sharing and networking; if you would like to be added, email [email protected].

If there is a networking group topic that you are interested in but is not yet offered or you have questions about the existing groups, please email [email protected].

Visit the HR Events page for more upcoming events.

For additional resources and information, contact the Benefits Service Center at 410-516-2000 or [email protected].

Visit our website CCA@YourService – Company Code: JHEAP, for additional resources and LiveCONNECT instant messaging with worklife specialists.

The CCA@YourService App is also available on your device’s app store – enter your one-time access code (JHEAP) to create a profile. Bypass the phone call and submit your work-life services request via the app.

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Mental Health Awareness Resources

Who can help?
Make your mental wellbeing a priority. JHEAP counselors are available to faculty, staff, and their household family members at 888-978-1262 24/7/365 to assist with free, confidential emotional support and daily life assistance.

What resources are available to me, my family, my co-workers, and my team?

  • Webinars and Workshops: Click here to discover upcoming webinars increase awareness of how the world around us impacts our mental health as well as steps we can take to change our space, impact our community, and protect our well-being.  Topics include:
      • Tools for Today – Click here to play recording
      • Setting Boundaries – Click here to play recording
      • Practicing Self-Compassion Click here to play recording
      • Getting the Help You Need – recording available after 5/30
  • Articles and Resources To support your efforts around this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, we have put together a toolkit of resources:

Suicide and How to Help Someone Who’s Having Suicidal Thoughts.  Click here for additional resources on suicide prevention. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can reach out to JHEAP or the 9-8-8 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine  1-800-273-TALK) https://988lifeline.org/ This resource includes articles to help understand and prevent suicide, the suicide resource center, and additional national suicide resources.

How can I get emotional support for myself or a family member immediately?
To receive emotional support in the moment, call 888-978-1262. You will be connected to a clinician in the moment, who will provide free, confidential, emotional support, and can help you to identify resources and next steps.

  • What if I am a manager concerned about a member of my team or my whole team related to emotional well-being?
    Click here for more information on consulting with a JHEAP OnSite clinician, referring employees to JHEAP directly, making a referral, informal referrals, and crisis response services.
Coping After Traumatic Events in the News

Who can help?
The university recognizes that distressing events in the news can affect everyone and evoke concerns of safety. Even people who were not directly impacted can have emotional and stress reactions. A national, collective level of sorrow, distress or anger is understandable.  Johns Hopkins EAP has put together the resources below:

What resources are available to me, my co-workers, and my team?

What resources are available to support my children?

Johns Hopkins EAP is available to support your needs 24/7/365 by calling 888-978-1262. Our counseling staff is specially trained to assist in times of need and is available at any time. We’re always here to provide you with emotional support and referrals to helpful resources. Expand the content below for additional on-demand resources.

What if I am a manager concerned about a member of my team or my whole team?
Click here
for more information on consulting with a Johns Hopkins EAP OnSite clinician, referring employees to JHEAP directly, making a referral, informal referrals, and crisis response services.

Suicide Prevention Resources

September is National Suicide Prevention Month (9/1-9/30) and World Suicide Prevention Day (9/10) and National Suicide Prevention Week (9/10-9/16). It’s a time to shed a light on this global health crisis and work to remove the stigma. Talking about suicide may feel uncomfortable, but we can all learn, take action and help save a life. Now is the time to build awareness, acceptance and compassion. Use the resources listed below to learn more on how to talk about suicide, how to notice when someone may need help and how to reach out for assistance.

  • Shine a Light on Suicide Prevention Flyer offering suggestions and resources for making a difference throughout September and all year long.
  • Manager’s guide to recognizing warning signs and supporting an employee who may be at risk.
  • Concerned colleague’s guide to recognizing warning signs and supporting a coworker who may be at risk.
  • National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:  988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). Call, text or chat 988 for 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones and best practice for professionals.
  • Stop a Suicide: offers a free interactive suicide risk inventory that immediately connects those who are concerned about suicide risk in themselves or others with crisis intervention counselors and/or emergency services.
  • Suicide Prevention Resources Center: provides consultation, training and resources to enhance suicide prevention.
  • Suicide Awareness – Voices of Education (SAVE): provides suicide education, as well as facts and statistics on suicide and depression. It links to information on warning signs of suicide and the role a friend or family member can play in helping a suicidal person.
  • Talk Saves Lives Training: the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has developed an interactive online training to help prevent suicide. Talk Saves Lives™ online tool is designed to help you understand suicide and know the warning signs. Then you can start the conversation. To start the training visit your member website, Username & Password = JHU; under mental health and addictions > suicide prevention > Talk Saves Lives online training. For additional information, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
  • Mental Health First Aid: if you want to learn more about suicide, stigma, mental health issues and what you can do to help, consider signing up for a mental health first aid course by going to the Mental Health First Aid website. Through education, you can help make a difference.

Hopkins Specific Resources

  • If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can reach out to JHEAP for professional support from a licensed counselor 24/7/365. JHEAP provides confidential counseling for up to five visits at no cost for Johns Hopkins employees and household members. Call JHEAP at 888-978-1262, for free, confidential help and referrals for emotional or mental health concerns you may have.

What if I am a manager concerned about a member of my team? 

Click here for a manager’s guide to recognizing warning signs and supporting an employee who may be at risk

Click here for more information on consulting with a JHEAP OnSite clinician, referring employees to JHEAP directly, making a referral, informal referrals and crisis response services. JHEAP can lend guidance and consultation about the best ways to respond to difficult workplace situations.

Race and Racial Discussions

Who can help?
The university recognizes that the current events around racial justice, diversity, and civil unrest may be stressful for members of the Johns Hopkins Community, especially those with family and friends who are impacted. JHEAP counselors are available to faculty, staff, and their household family members at 888-978-1262,  24/7/365 to assist with emotional support and daily life assistance.

What resources are available to me, my family, my co-workers, and my team?

  • Tips for Managers in the Workplace. Click here for information on the three common missteps for managers to avoid and three ways for managers to take meaningful action.
  • Racial Justice, Diversity and Mental Health Resources. Click here to receive additional information on advocacy organizations and black mental health resources.
  • Resources for Violence Against Asian Americans. Click here to receive additional information on advocacy organizations and resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Talking with kids about injustice. Click here for a guide on how to talk to young children about injustices that they may already be aware of. This document will help with talking to kids about injustice and offers suggestions on responding to injustice.
  • Additional Racial Discussion Resources. Click here for additional resources provided by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity. These resources include support resources for black individuals and communities such as Black Mental Health Alliance, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, and Racial Trauma is Real information.

How can I get emotional support for myself or a family member immediately?
To receive emotional support in the moment, call 888-978-1262. You will be connected to a clinician in the moment, who will provide free, confidential, emotional support, and can help you to identify resources and next steps.

What if I am a manager concerned about a member of my team or my whole team related to race and emotional well-being?
Click here
for more information on consulting with a JHEAP OnSite clinician, referring employees to JHEAP directly, making a referral, informal referrals, and crisis response services.

Workshops and Webinars Just For You

JHEAP and the JHU Office of Benefits & Worklife offers an array of workshops for faculty/staff and departments that provide enrichment, education and tools to help you effectively manage the daily challenges of living and help you to thrive in all areas of your life.

JHEAP offers the following presentations for teams at the manager’s request:

  • ALL ABOUT JOHNS HOPKINS eMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

      • This workshop offers an overview of Johns Hopkins’ EAP services, which are available to JHU and JHHS faculty and staff and their family members
  • STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING STRESS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

      • This workshop offers participants an overview of Johns Hopkins EAP services, an overview of the ways stress shows up in their lives, and tools for healthy coping and thriving during challenging times.
  • PROMOTING EMOTIONAL WELL-BEINg IN THE WORKPLACE

      • This workshop offers an overview of Johns Hopkins EAP services, a recognition for promoting emotional well-being in the workplace and how it benefits everyone, strategies for promoting a healthy work environment and managing stress, and ways to manage a healthy work-life mix.
  • visual journaling

      • Join a JHEAP Clinician as they lead the team through a guided visual journaling exercise to learn new ways to reduce stress and open up about their individual experiences and emotions. A consultation is needed when scheduling this session to ensure the prompts are geared towards the pressing concerns/topic. Artistic ability is not a requirement of this session. Participants will need a piece of paper and something to write with. If a participant enjoys arts and crafts, they are free to use supplies (magazine pictures, colored pencils, etc) to make a colorful visual.

To schedule a Johns Hopkins EAP presentation for your department, visit the Benefits and WorkLife Workshops and Webinars Request Page.

For additional Benefits and WorkLife On-Demand Workshops and Webinars, click here to learn more