Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

February Well-Being Programs

February 2024

UConn Health’s Calhoun Cardiology Center will be hosting a virtual "Heart Healthy Teaching Kitchen"
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Register in advance for the webinar where you will learn how to eat heart healthy and even prepare a heart healthy meal of Citrus Lentil Grilled Salmon Salad (or another lean protein substitute like chicken).

UConn Health experts participating in the webinar include:

  • Kalet Garcia, executive chef, UConn Health.
  • John Glenn Tiu, MD, FACC, RPVI, director, Preventive Cardiology Program, and assistant professor of medicine, Calhoun Cardiology Center, UConn Health.
  • Allison Mitchell, MS, RD, registered dietitian, and clinical nutrition manager, UConn Health.

Random Acts of Kindness

Hang it in a common area for ideas on Making Kindness the Norm

Recognize your colleagues for their kindness

Start a fun game of Kindness Tag in your office where you do anonymous acts of kindness for your colleagues

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week at Home

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

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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

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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

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