About Intermountain EAP

Employee Assistance Program

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The Intermountain Employee Assistance Program is an employer benefit designed to support employees with personal or work-related stressors. Companies subscribe to Intermountain’s employee assistance program to provide support resources for their employees and their family members for any number of issues they might be experiencing. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this service, free to employees, and get the help you need!

January Highlight

Hobbies

Engaging in your hobby can help reduce stress, disconnect from work, and create more experiences to look forward to. Surprisingly, a hobby that is challenging not only helps you disconnect from work, but also enhances your ability to thrive at work. Not only do hobbies help you feel rewarded, but research has found they can also improve your productivity, focus, and creativity when you return to work the next day. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology discovered those who mentally disconnect from their jobs experience benefits such as less burnout and fatigue; increased physical and mental wellbeing; and higher rates of engagement being in the “flow” at work. A satisfying way to disconnect from work is with your favorite hobbies or pastimes.

Here are tips for all skill levels to help you practice your hobby:

  1. Schedule the time in advance to make time for your hobby.
  2. Learn something new by taking a digital or in-person class.
  3. Consider a friend or family member as a partner.
  4. Start simply so you don't get discouraged by a huge investment of time and money.
  5. Focus on the creativity and enjoyment of the practice.

We can help!

To learn more about how to manage stress and disconnect from work, you can register for our free trainings.

For free, confidential counseling services, please call 801-442-3509 or 800-832-7733 to schedule an appointment during business hours, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm MST. To speak with a counselor for in-moment support, call these numbers 24/7.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are counseling services?

Free, brief, confidential counseling is available to employees, spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children (ages 6 - 26) by a staff of licensed mental health professionals.