Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

January Well Being Programs

How to Help Your Staff Cope with Change and Uncertainty Webinar
As the pandemic continues, many individuals are facing significant stress, changing circumstances, and uncertainty. This important session provides supervisors and managers with several practical strategies for helping their employees to better manage stress, adjust to changes, and cope with an uncertain future.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 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: 970 415 580#

Setting Financial Goals: Q&A with Tom Shepherd
Tom Shepherd from Prudential will be joining us on another helpful Q&A session. Bring your questions and get ready to set your financial goals and be on the road to financial wellness. Managing day to day finances, achieving long term savings goals, preparing for emergencies or even how to start a budget – Tom has the answer. Join Prudential & HR for this enlightening Q&A session! Unable to make the meeting? See the attached presentation on how the website has many helpful resources to help you with your financial wellness.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Prudential Lead Retirement Counselor, Tom Shepherd
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 408 558 76#

Making a Life Worth Living: Work-Life Synergy Webinar
People often feel torn between work and time with the family. They feel they don’t have enough ‘me’ time. This session will help participants identify various ways to achieve balance with personal, family and work responsibilities. The conflicting demands of work and home can create stress and zap the time and energy needed to get everything done. In this session, participants will find answers that will allow them to be more effective and more satisfied with both their home and work lives.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 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: 244 032 29#

Your Plan for Retirement: Q&A with Tom Shepherd
Do you know if you are financially on track for retirement? Prudential Representative, Tom Shepherd will be leading a Q&A session tailored to your retirement future. Bring your questions and get ready to build a roadmap to retirement. Join us for this informative Q&A session!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Prudential Lead Retirement Counselor, Tom Shepherd
Microsoft Teams Link
Or call in (audio only): 1-475-282-1761, Phone Conference ID: 860 200 957#

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
Get My Plate in Shape

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