Supporting faculty and staff wellness
The Wellness Initiative is dedicated to supporting you be your healthiest, best self. Below you will find resources and information to manage stress, enhance your resilience and offer support to assist in a smooth re-entry.Check out current and upcoming wellness events
Manage Stress and Enhance Your Resilience
You may have feelings of stress and anxiety about returning to campus, it will take all of us to keep our community healthy and to operate effectively under rapidly shifting definitions of “the new normal.” The University has implemented new policies and protocols to help reduce that anxiety and ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. As we return to campus and find our “new” normal, creating and building resiliency is going to be such an important component. Choose the practices that appeal most to you and create a resiliency action plan!
Learn to examine events in your life and to challenge the stress associated with them. This presentation will assist participants in identifying the most common forms of distorted thinking that lead to feelings of irritation, frustration, and fear. Participants will acquire skills to challenge these thoughts and to replace them with more realistic self-talk.
These three words — refresh, move, nourish — are the guiding principles to help you take care of your body, mind and spirit. Taking time to unwind, staying physically active, and eating healthfully are all key factors in managing stress and anxiety.
Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. Possessing resiliency in today’s workplace is a key component to success and productivity. Attend this presentation to identify characteristics of resiliency, discover ways to build resiliency and create your own personal resiliency plan.
Carebridge, our Faculty and Staff Assistance program, is a free, confidential resource for you and your dependents that can support your mental and emotional well-being as you re-enter the workplace amidst many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call Carebridge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 800.437.0911.
Support, counseling and work-life management assistance is available to you 24/7, including in the following areas and more:
- COVID-19 Resources: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated worries related to both everyday matters and larger health concerns. Carebridge is providing resources via live webinars, virtual support groups and recorded webinars to support employees and leaders in reducing the risk for illness, tending to the needs of loved ones while remaining focused and productive with work responsibilities.
Through a partnership with Sanvello (formerly Pacifica), faculty and staff have free premium access to the No. 1 mobile app for stress, anxiety and depression management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the premium version is available to anyone at no cost.
Additional Information and Resources
- COVID-19 Information: Positivity and Well-Being
- CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress
- “How to Make Stress Your Friend” by Kelly McGonigal