liveWELL/University Human Resources

February Wellness Updates

It is never too late to enhance your health and well-being. No matter which habits you want to start working on, the most important thing you can do is just start. Check out the upcoming well-being programs and resources available at UI to assist you on your journey.

5-for-5 Connection Challenge

Take the Surgeon's General 5-for-5 Connection Challenge! Connection is critical to our well-being. Pick 5 actions and 5 days in a row to connect with people in your life. Each day, take 1 simple action of your choice to express gratitude, offer support, or ask for help. This challenge runs from February 5 - 16, 2024. 

Visit the webpage to learn more.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

liveWELL partners with Brad Baldwin of Aperture to offer the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to University of Iowa faculty and staff in a 50% or greater, regular position who are referred by either a Health Coach or EAP. The program begins on Tuesday, March 26. The deadline for a referral is March 15, 2024.

Group Health Coaching: Be Kind to Your Mind

Positive psychology is the study of how positive events and influences shape our ability to thrive and live a meaningful life. Join Health Coach Melanie in this 4-session series to practice creating more positive moments in your life to enhance well-being. Register for the upcoming four-week series, Be Kind to Your Mind.

Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

  • February 15, February 22, February 29, March 7

Wondr Health

Expect skills, not rules. 

Wondr Health is a 100% digital weight management program that focuses on lifestyle behavior changes to meet the needs of our employees, especially those with on-the-go lifestyles and a 24/7 work environment. This program can be done anytime, anywhere. Learn simple skills to make sustainable changes and feel better than ever. Join the waitlist!

Application window: February 12 - 26, 2024

Program starts: March 4, 2024


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The UI Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP) provides six free confidential counseling sessions per year to faculty, staff, post docs, medical residents, and their families. There is no reason to small to visit UI EAP. EAP promotes problem solving and stress resilience through counseling, coaching, and consultation. Learn more about EAP here.

The University of Iowa 24/7 Support and Crisis Line is now available to faculty, staff, and postdocs. Employees can call or text 844-461-5420 for free and confidential support. Read a recent article about the expansion of support and crisis line services at UI.

Family Services: A Caregiving Story

UI Family Services partners with a local organization, LivWell Seniors, to help UI faculty and staff navigate the complex world of elder caregiving.

"I felt lost and overwhelmed with no clue how I was going to figure everything out on my own. I never would have learned about some of the resources that were available to help my parents on my own. Rhonda really wanted what was best for my mom and dad, even though she had never met my family."

Read David Iglehart's Story

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