By NAOMI GOLDMAN
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By NAOMI GOLDMAN
Life can be complicated, and the pandemic has posed numerous additional challenges to our everyday lives. This past September, the VES Board of Directors and its global Health and Wellbeing Committee introduced the VES Member Assistance Program (MAP) – a comprehensive new benefit to VES members providing valuable round-the-clock support through LifeWorks.com.
“The Society is committed to the health and welfare of our members and the VFX community at large, and the VES Member Assistance Program is the latest demonstration of that investment,” said Lisa Cooke, VES Board Chair. “Our members have access to a free and confidential support network 24/7, including private one-on-one counseling services. And we’re so proud that MAP is available to every VES member in 40-plus countries worldwide – culturally appropriate and in their native language.”
Life. Family. Health. Work. Money. Whether it’s stress management, parenting and childcare, finances, legal matters or health issues, the VES Member Assistance Program provides help. In addition to personalized service, LifeWorks offers a wealth of online resources, webinars and events.
“We care not only about how our members are performing as practitioners, but how they are thriving as people – mentally, emotionally, physically,” said Emma Clifton Perry, VES 1st Vice Chair and Health and Wellbeing Committee Co-Chair. “This enormously valuable benefit is the result of the Board and staff coming together to fill the gap in accessibility to support networks for many of our members. I’m immensely proud that this latest investment in our members is now a reality.”
“I’m beyond excited about our newest member benefit,” said Philipp Wolf, Health and Wellbeing Committee Co-Chair. “Whatever concerns they have, our members now have experts standing by to take their call. This service is here to empower our members and give them help whenever it’s needed. The VES Member Assistance Program offers so much, and I hope our members worldwide will take advantage of this significant service.”