Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

June Well-Being Programs


Communicating Effectively in a Diverse World Webinar
This dynamic presentation takes an insightful look at the challenges of interacting with different types of people (different cultures, generations, personality types, etc.), and offers several practical strategies for maintaining quality relationships with all.

Thursday, June 16, 2022 – 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Presenter: Deer Oaks EAP
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761
Phone Conference ID: 587 596 253#

Mindfulness Series: Helping Children Learn Mindfulness
Join us for another mindfulness session in this monthly series.

The practice of mindfulness or full attention has been proven to be as beneficial for children than for adults. In this webinar, we will help families teach the necessary tools to children and teenagers so they can be conscious of their internal and external experiences. This will allow them to learn to identify their thoughts and emotions, and the impact they have on their bodies, allowing them to control their impulses, improve their emotional intelligence and well-being.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 – 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Deer Oaks EAP
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761
Phone Conference ID: 494 661 023#

Raising Resilient Children Training
Many parents face multiple changing roles and responsibilities and it can be difficult to navigate the new demands faced, whilst also supporting the psychological needs of their children.

The session will highlight the importance of raising resilient children and explores the roadblocks that get in the way of letting parents focus on this. It will explore key communication strategies that help empower young children and help them overcome stress in a healthy way.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Deer Oaks EAP
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761
Phone Conference ID: 156 991 817#

Work/Life Events Archive

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns including, but not limited to:

  • Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression
  • Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling
  • Communication Issues, Legal Questions


Employee Resiliency in the COVID-19 Workplace by Deer Oaks EAP – This informational guide provides helpful tips on how to handle stress, deal with change, and remain resilient in difficult times. It includes topics such as: Coping with Job Stress, COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace, and for managers; Managing Through COVID-19: Communicate to Build Trust.

Hawley Armory Fitness and Wellness Center

Connecticut Trail Finder

Mansfield Community Center

Mansfield Hiking Trails and Parks

UConn Cycles - Bike Sharing Program

UConn Recreation

On Demand Fitness Classes

UConn Live Virtual Fitness Classes

Live, virtual classes are available to all UConn employees. Click the picture above to view the programs, schedule and to register for a class using your NetID and password.

If you’re unable to attend a live, virtual class, on-demand classes are also available at the following link:

Walking Trails in Connecticut

Well-Being Events Archive

UConn Be Well Newsletter

Student Health Services

UConn Speech & Hearing Clinic

Living Well, Eating Smart

Big Y's Wellness Team provides healthy nutrition and lifestyle information for a better you
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Credible Health Information
Eastern Highlights Health District

A non-profit organization preventing illness and promoting wellness from communities in Eastern Connecticut
American Diabetes Association

CVS Caremark
Medication planning in the event of an emergency
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years

American Lung Association

Well-Being Events Archive

Opioid Epidemic
April 1, 2019 - Governor Lamont Announces New Statewide Efforts to Confront Opioid Addiction and Save Lives.

“Our objective is to send a message of hope – that treatment options are available, and Connecticut cares about those suffering, their families, and the communities who are battling this epidemic,” DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon said. “We are working hard every day to ensure individuals have the support and care needed to overcome this deadly disease and to let them know that recovery is possible.”

The CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services LiveLOUD campaign offers support, encourages treatment and education on treatment options, directed to those who are actively using heroin or misusing prescription opioids, their families and communities. learn more...

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For 24/7, free, confidential support, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Smoking Cessation Programs and Resources