For You and Your Family
Change isn’t easy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed our daily lives in so many ways. At work, school, home and everywhere in between, it has been a stressful time for many. While we are all in this together, not everyone is in the same boat. Wherever you are on this marathon, explore these tools and resources Abbott offers to help support yourself and your family.
“RETURNING TO NORMAL” TOOLKIT
Coping with change and adjusting to a new normal will look different for everyone. Explore these resources to help you and your colleagues during the return-to-work process and beyond.
This robust resources combines a variety of articles, visuals and tips on COVID-19 and what it means for you and your family, including: how to protect yourself and loved ones, tips for working remotely and managing others, financial resources and more.
SPECIFIC COVID-19 HELP
READ: When You or Your Children Are Upset by News Reports
READ: Coping with Loneliness
READ: Five Ways to Take Your Mind off COVID-19
READ: How to Be Active and Stay Fit at Home
READ: COVID-19 Support from LifeWorks
READ: Support for the Helpers
WATCH: 10 Ways to Eat Well and Be Active While Staying Home
WATCH: Introduction to Working Remotely
WATCH: Happiness Hacks for Better Health
LISTEN: Get Moving
LIFT FITNESS JOURNEYS
Stay active anytime, anywhere with LIFT virtual fitness programs. Use your mobile device – no special equipment required – to chat live with fitness coaches and experience unlimited fitness journeys. A typical fitness journey is three 30-minute sessions for six weeks. Sign up today and get started on your first journey! LIFT is offered by LifeWorks and available at no cost to you.
TALK TO AN EXPERT
You don’t need to manage these stressors on your own. Receive personal support, professional guidance, and supportive services through LifeWorks. Available 24/7, talk to an advisor who can connect you to free financial counseling, community resources, life coaches, mental health counselors and more. To get connected with a counselor, call 800-626-0738.
EXPLORE MEQUILIBRIUM (meQ)
READ: 7 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Stressed
READ: Take Your Thinking Under Your Control
LEARN: Dealing with Uncertainty – meQ Skill found in your meQ account
LEARN: Ease Your Loneliness – meQ Skill found in your meQ account
WATCH: Stay Focused No Matter What
You can also visit meQ All Access for emotional wellbeing support related to COVID-19. No login required and it’s available to your whole family.
TORCHLIGHT RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND KIDS
The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for working parents and their kids, but Torchlight is here to help. Check out two tools you can use to make your life easier and reduce stress at home.
- World At Home — A site with videos and activities designed by education experts to bring some of the best learning to your living room. From infants to kids in grade school, find articles, videos, activities, games and more! No login is required.
- Managing Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic eGuide — This eGuide provides tips, tools and suggestions to help you and your child manage anxiety and stress during this challenging time. Create a Bright Horizons account or login to access.
Abbott makes it easy to engage in regular exercise while you’re at home with Move2Improve. This collection of videos teaches stretches and exercises that are practical, portable and powerful. Boost your immune system wherever you are without the need for a gym full of equipment. It’s free, includes extra tools and resouces to track progress, and available to the whole family!
FREE2PLAY – JOIN THE 30-DAY CHALLENGE
Another way you and your kids can stay active at home is through the Free2Play 30-Day Movement Challenge. Just download your challenge checklist online and then watch a short daily video with a new exercise or stretch. There’s no cost to participate and you can even do some activities outside!