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Developing a gratitude practice

Gratefulness is an awareness practice: a way of deepening and directing our attention. Research psychologists have found that people who have a sense of gratitude feel happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness and have stronger...

Addiction and families

Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease” because it affects the entire family.

Getting it all done

Anyone who works in a demanding setting knows that effective time management is a key to success. Here are some ways to set yourself up for a more productive and better year ahead.

Celebrating you!

After coming through another very challenging year, it is important to celebrate yourself and recognize your successes, whether large or small.

Suicide prevention

Suicide can often be prevented with appropriate awareness and intervention. As educators, our awareness is particularly important. Stay vigilant for early warning signs and risk factors in students and colleagues so you can help.

Addiction & recovery

A growing number of people have turned to alcohol and other substances to deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are dealing with addiction or recovery, the UFT Member Assistance Program can help.

Healthy boundaries

It's important to set and maintain personal boundaries, or the limits and rules we set for ourselves in our relationships with others or with work, in order to keep relationships healthy. Here are some strategies to help you.

Helping students with trauma

The pandemic has been traumatic for everyone. That’s why the UFT successfully advocated for more social workers in schools and social-emotional screenings for all students at the end of October. Here are some other tips to achieve a compassionate...

Handling your return

The best way to manage stress is to identify the causes of your stress and determine what is within your control and what is not.

Let’s Talk About It

The union's Member Assistance Program has created a wellness workshop series, Let's Talk About It, led by a licensed clinician, for members to share their experiences and learn new coping and healing skills.