May Employee Wellness Series DC Government Exclusive Webinars and Resources

Welcome to DCHR's Employee Wellness Series!

At DCHR, we prioritize your well-being and work-life balance. We're excited to offer you a diverse range of wellness courses to help you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Our wellness program includes everything from invigorating fitness classes to calming meditation sessions, from informative health seminars to simple cooking demonstrations, and so much more.

Never Skip a Beat DC! Discover the perfect wellness webinars and resources designed to empower you to create a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Your well-being matters to us, and we're here to support your journey to a healthier, happier you.

All wellness webinars and resources are available exclusively to you, as a DC Government employee, and your family.


May is Mental Health, Women's Health, and National Bike Month

Happy May, DC! This month, we celebrate Mental Health Month, Women’s Health Month, and National Bike Month.

As we continue to break the stigma surrounding mental health, the next question you want to ask yourself is- What am I doing to care for my mental health? Is it through therapy sessions? Is it by honoring your weekends and time off? Maybe it is taking mini breaks throughout the workday. It could be one of those, a combination, or something unique for you. There is no one-size-fits-all all.

DCHR webinars are directly addressing mental health topics so you can feel safe joining, learning, and engaging with professional speakers. Be sure to check out our Mindful Mondays include guided meditations, and our Mental Wellness Tuesdays which will include Breaking the Stigma, Exploring Mental Health Treatment Options, Therapy and Beyond, and Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Wellbeing Wednesdays will feature exciting workshops including a Bike Health webinar by goDCgo, and a Virtual Cooking Demo with Asian American and Pacific Islander dishes! Lastly, our Transformation Tuesdays & Thursdays will include free fitness classes available to you in DC so you can connect further with the community all while caring for your health.

DCHR Wellness is here for you.

May Wellness Webinars

Please Note: Registration is required to attend most of the webinars and receive a calendar reminder.

Mindful Mondays

Kickstart your week with our Mindful Mondays meditation classes to help you foster presence, sharpen focus, and lessen emotional reactivity. These sessions are designed to fortify your resilience against stress, heighten self-awareness, nurture healthier relationships, and ultimately elevate your quality of life.

30-Minute Meditation: Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Occurs Every Monday

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Start your week with our Monday meditation classes to help you sharpen your focus, and get ready for the days ahead. Meditations are inspired to give your mind a little rest to rejuvenate and recharge.

Each 30-minute meditation helps relax the entire body, including the brain, the nervous system, and the heart’s blood pressure. Gentle slow breaths also nurture the immune system and lower rates of anxiety and depression.

Please Note: This course occurs every Wednesday as well. Reach out to the instructor, Pamela White, for the Wednesday session link.

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Meeting ID: 230 658 249 156

Passcode: FZh8KN

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Monday

Guided Meditation for Understanding Mental Health

Monday, May 20, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Cultivating mindfulness has been shown to help with stress, anxiety, and depression. We will meditate to bring a sense of calm to our bodies.

Mental Wellness Tuesdays Series

The Mental Wellness Tuesdays Series offers a dedicated space each week to delve into various aspects of mental well-being. The series strives to explore diverse mental health topics, raise awareness, and offer coping strategies, self-care insights, and community support.

Breaking the Stigma

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This session will focus on identifying the importance of getting appropriate mental health support and exploring the impacts of unaddressed mental health needs that men experience related to work performance and home life. It will also include learning about contributing factors to mental stigma, learning how to access available mental health services and resources

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Meeting ID: 260 915 954 203

Passcode: h5DdSM

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Coping with Anxiety

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Anxiety may be your body’s natural response to stress, but how much anxiety is too much? Covering anxiety in depth, this presentation will teach you why you have anxiety and review the signs and symptoms of anxiety. You will also learn how to better handle your anxiety, and how to recognize if you need help.

Exploring Mental Health Treatment Options, Therapy and Beyond

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This session will focus on common approaches to therapy and questions to ask your therapist to gauge if they are the right therapist for you. This session will also focus on additional resources that might be included in your care and when and how to discuss termination.

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Meeting ID: 289 160 618 864

Passcode: wq8hen

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This session will focus on understanding the risk factors for suicide, identifying ways to support those who may be vulnerable to suicide, and learning how to access mental health resources/services to help prevent suicide.

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Meeting ID: 234 888 765 262

Passcode: SFmx5Q

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Well-being Wednesdays Series

Explore wellness every Wednesday. Join us for our Well-being Wednesdays Series, featuring informative sessions, expert-led discussions, and activities aligned with our monthly themes. Elevate your well-being every Wednesday and take a step toward a healthier, happier you.

Mental Health Starts with You!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, or simply seeking ways to enhance your mental wellbeing, this webinar is designed to employ you with the knowledge and tools you need to cultivate a healthier mind.

Real Appeal Coach's Corner: Nurture Your Mental Health

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

A focus on your mental health is a key component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In this event you will hear from a Real Appeal coach about how to nurture your mental health and put yourself first.

Real Appeal® is an online lifestyle and weight management program that’s available to you at no additional cost as part of your health insurance. This year, Real Appeal offers more coaching, more focus on building new habits, and more accountability.

Well-being Wednesdays: Work-Life Balance

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Your life outside of work matters. Learn the importance of work-life balance and strategies to support better balance in different areas of your life.

Gear Up for Safe Biking with goDCgo

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Join goDCgo for a webinar on sustainable transportation options in DC, bike facts, and bike safety when commuting! If you are interested in implementing or highlighting bike benefits at your workplace, this webinar will provide you with information to help make that achievable.

Nutritious & Delicious: Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Through Food (Virtual Live Cooking Demo)

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join Registered Dietitian Sarah Waybright to cook Thai & Japanese inspired dishes, with a nutritious twist. Sarah features recipe tricks and hacks to make prep easier (and more fun). Learn to make spring rolls, with shrimp and tofu, and traditional Pad Thai, with a sweet treat of homemade mochi for dessert. At the end of the demo, participants will receive the recipes to make themselves at home to share with friends and family!


  • Spring Rolls (with shrimp and tofu)
  • Traditional Pad Thai
  • Homemade Mochi

Learn more about Sarah Waybright and Why Food Works

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Spanish Class with Profesora Harrison and Nina Jones

Occurs Every Wednesday

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST

Enhance your language skills with elementary and intermediate level Spanish. Learn basic Spanish oral and written communication skills.

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Build a Routine! Occurs every Wednesday
Transformation Tuesdays & Thursdays

Make Thursdays Your Day of Transformation and Empowerment! Ignite a positive mindset and unlock a fitter, more energized you. Our curated workouts and activities on Transformation Tuesdays and Thursdays are designed to boost your physical and mental well-being. Join us for transformative experiences, sculpting a healthier, happier version of you!

Learn to Run with FITDC

Occurs Every Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:30 p.m. EST (In-Person Event)

  • Tuesday Location: Navy Yard
  • 300 Tingey St SE #160, Washington, DC 20003
  • Thursday Location: Banneker Recreation Center
  • 2500 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join Pacers Running and FITDC for track workouts and seasonal, race specific training for all levels every Tuesday at Navy Yard and Thursday at Banneker Track at 6:30 PM, as well as weekly community runs led out of Pacers Running locations in the DMV.

Start running or gain knowledge and confidence for general fitness now!

Learn more about Pacers Social Runs

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Change Your Narrative - The Power of Storytelling in Mental Health with Health Fairs Plus

Thursday, May 23, 2024

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Our daily experiences are often narrated through stories, and the manner in which we choose to convey these stories, whether it be to ourselves or to others, holds significant influence over our mental well-being. Dr. Jessie Biondi engages in a conversation with the renowned radio comedian, Lamont King, on the topic of storytelling. Together, they explore the transformative power of altering the narrative and perspective of challenging situations, and how this can positively impact our mental health.

*This session is interactive. Employees will have the chance to participate in activities during parts of the session but are not required to.

Financial Literacy Friday

Finish the month strong with Financial Literacy Fridays. Join our monthly Financially Fit DC at Work webinars for practical insights and expert strategies to shape a brighter financial future.

Student Loan

Friday, May 31, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Learn about sources of funding, repayment programs, debt consolidation and more!


Stay tuned to our monthly employee wellness newsletter for upcoming webinar series and valuable resources you won't want to miss.

We hope to see you next month!

May Wellness Resources

Mental Health Resources

Mind Your Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month Learn More

Exercise and Mental Health Learn More

Mental Health and Wellness Care Learn More

How To Support BIPOC Mental Health Learn More

Download The Mental Health Month Toolkit Learn More

VSP Vision Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month: Moving to Improve Mental Health Learn More

Seniors And Mental Health: How to Support an Aging Loved One Learn More

Women's Health Resources

Women's Health Learn More

Women's health at every age: A guide to your 20s, 30s, 40s, & beyond Learn More

Healthy Eating: Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Learn More

National Women’s Health Week Learn More

9 Tips For Managing Negative Thoughts Learn More

Learning about healthy parenting Learn More

DCHR: Resources for Maternity Support Learn More

WomensLaw: Safety Planning Learn More