Mental Health Newsletter
Fall 2022
The health and well-being of Orange County Government employees is a top priority. YOU matter. Check out OC MindMatters, a resource to support your journey towards optimal mental health.
Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays
The holiday season is often regarded as the most wonderful time of the year, but for many that might not be the case. Listen to learn some tips for maintaining mental health during the holidays.
We hope you and your family find this month’s podcast beneficial as we strive to promote mental health wellness for this holiday season. *Note: The podcast episodes work best using Google Chrome.*
Download the Headspace App

As part of our goal to create a healthy and happy culture, we've partnered with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through their app and online content.
Headspace is the most science-backed mindfulness app, proven to reduce stress, improve mental resilience, and help you fall asleep more easily. It is also proven to increase happiness and compassion.
To get started, sign up for your Headspace subscription at OCFL's employee enrollment page:
Got questions? Visit their Help Center or email the Member Experience team at [email protected]
New Mental Health Virtual Therapist -
Jared Chantrill
In addition to the six free counseling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees and their family members (spouse and children) have access to a mental health virtual therapist.

To schedule an appointment, employees can call the EAP toll free number at 1-855-221-8925 or contact Jared Chantrill at 808-773-6858 or email [email protected].
Appointment Windows:
Tuesdays - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursdays - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

To learn more about Jared Chantrill, click below.
Wellness Webinar:
Stress Less: Simple Changes for a Better You
Wellness Webinar:
Managing Staff Through Stressful Situations
When: Wed., Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.
Where: Register Here
This workshop will take a closer look at what stress is, common stressors, symptoms of stress and review stress fighting strategies to help manage stress in healthy ways. 
When: Tues., Dec. 13 at 12 p.m.
Where: Register Here
This workshop provides practical tools for dealing with both positive and negative employee behaviors during expected and unexpected stressful times.
Free Counseling Sessions
Through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees and their family members (spouse and children) have access to six free counseling sessions. Virtual or in-person counseling is available.

In order to utilize counseling services through the EAP, you must call 1-855-221-8925. You will be asked for our Web ID (ORANGECOUNTY).

A representative will connect you with a professional that fits your needs so you can schedule a free appointment.
Cope Notes, a free service for Orange County employees, uses daily text messaging to improve mental and emotional health through:
  • Repetition - The more often you think a thought, the more likely you are to think it again
  • Disruption - These texts interrupt negative thought patterns, reinforcing healthy habits
  • Adaptation - Your brain will form neural pathways associated with coping skills and resilience

86% of users report improved mental health within 30 days.
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