Work/Life – Health & Wellness

Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter

December Wellness Programs

Stress & Its Impact on Your Health
This seminar takes a practical look at the effect stress has on individuals mentally and physically, along with helpful strategies for listening to internal alarm systems and proactively implementing stress management techniques that can improve health, productivity, and life satisfaction.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register Here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Healthy Mind Toolkit - Boosting Your Mental Health
Many people become more concerned about meeting other people’s needs and expectations at the cost of neglecting their own. It is important to remember that you cannot pour from an empty cup and that taking care of yourself by managing your own health and energy is an essential part of living a happy life.

This empowering session will help you learn coping strategies for dealing with adversity in a constructive way and develop structured mechanisms for building better mental health.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register Here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mindfulness Series: A Practice of Gratitude
When we express gratitude, we can value the things that surround us, such as nature, people, or experiences, however insignificant they may seem. Those who express gratitude can fully focus on the details of life that many people miss. This may seem a hard quality to cultivate in such challenging times.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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