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
The official source of public health information for Syracuse University.
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!
If you are among the many employees who have spent much of the last year and a half working remotely and isolated from the physical presence of coworkers, you might have an array of reactions to the call back to the workplace. This stress check-in will assist those participants experiencing worry and anxiety as they contemplate this transition. Participants will learn to recognize feelings of anxiety, identify the sources, and use reasoning to create mental balance that eases comfort.
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