The Employee Assistance Program offers four support groups for NIU employees. Each support group communicates with its members through a listserv and face-to-face meetings. An Employee Assistance Professional serves as a moderator for each group. As you are coping with your difficult situation, you may find the “Coping Series” helpful.
Privacy is important in all support groups. It is up to you how much you choose to share on the listserv and in face-to-face meetings. Confidentiality will be discussed at the beginning of each semester. As each NIU employee joins the listserv you are encouraged to have a discussion on confidentiality.
All of the support groups, except weight watchers, are offered only to NIU employees. New members will be accepted into the listserv support group by an Employee Assistance moderator. The weight watchers support group is open to the NIU community.
The coping series has additional information related to these support groups and other life challenges.