Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

March 2023 Wellness Programs

MARCH 2023

Tackling Sleep and Stress Fatigue
Sleep is an essential function that allows both your body and your mind to recharge and helps your body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Over the past years, the percentage of working adults sleeping insufficiently as increased as well as the percentage of adults suffering from chronic insomnia. Different factors can impact the quality and duration of your sleep - like the amount of time you spend on screens, physical exercise during the day or your level of stress. Stress management plays a key role in tackling sleep and stress fatigue. Understanding the relationship between stress and the quality of your sleep and the importance of stress and sleep management will allow us to develop coping strategies and tackle stress fatigue while sleeping better.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fuel for the Future: Power Up Your Meals
Join UConn Extension's Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Heather Peracchio to learn how to make quick, yummy and healthy budget-friendly meals! Learn practical tips that will support your health and well being!

Heather Peracchio is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and on the CT affiliate board of directors.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
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Healthy Eating on the Run
With overweight and obesity being a growing global crisis, the way we eat is becoming a growing concern worldwide, and, now more than ever, it is essential to promote strategies to eat healthier. When you are traveling or on the go at home, being mindful of what you eat can be a challenge, but you do not have to give up eating right. The truth is, healthy eating is even more crucial when you are a person who keeps a busy schedule.

Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Let's Sleep on It: Building a Healthy Sleep Routine
Sleep is very important for everyone, regardless of age. Some people can get by on less sleep than others, but that does not mean that sleep is any less important for them. In this session we will discuss the types of sleep, steps to help you have better quality sleep, as well as myths about sleep. By the end of this session, you will be able to create a sleep 'program' for yourself by becoming aware of things that you may be doing that are sabotaging your sleep.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Emotional Health

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.

Fitness/Wellness/Work-Life Information

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

Health Information

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

Mental Health & Addiction Resources

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

Work/Life Events Archive