Living Well at the U of L

University of Lethbridge among Alberta's healthiest workplaces.
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Wellness & Recognition
Human Resources
Office: SU030 (Students' Union Building)
Phone: (403) 332-5217
Email: suzanne.mcintosh@uleth.ca

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

Human Resources is pleased to announce a reorganization in support of its vision to further enhance our Wellness and Recognition portfolios. See more at HR News

-Wellness and Fine Arts are partnering for this month's Lunch and Learn - please join us for a light lunch and walking tour 'Behind the Scenes' - Nov 19 starting at 11:30 UCA 5th Level by the stairs - Register here 

-Mini-massage is back! Wellness has teamed up wtih Lethbridge College Massage Therapy students to bring you 15 minute mini-massage once again! Check out Events calendar for dates, times and locations Events or Register

-Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - customized training to U of L managers, supervisors and employees - recognizing and responding to mental illness in the workplace. The workshop will be heldon Nov 27 from Noon - 4:00 PM.  The session will be held in AH100. Register here

-Thinking about Quitting Smoking? QuitCore will be on campus this semester - offered free to staff and students - 5 week program for an hour each time, starting Tuesday Nov 18 in L1112. To Register click here QuitCore_Flyer U of L.pdf

Mental Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - customized training to U of L managers, supervisors and employees - recognizing and responding to mental illness in the workplace. The workshop will be held twice this semeseter - Oct 27 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM and again on Nov 27 from Noon - 4:00 PM.  Both sessions will be held in AH100. Register here

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace.pdf

-Mental Health First Aid courses and certification are available free of charge to staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. The next course is scheduled for mornings on Oct 15, 17, 22 and 24. For more information email auburn.phillips@uleth.ca

Staying Well at the U of L

October 2014 - Staying Well Profile, Geoff Minors staying well at the U of L.pdf

How do YOU Stay Well at the U of L?  Do you have an interest you enjoy outside of work, something that helps stretch and maintain your physical and/or mental well-being? If so, we'd love to display it in our rotating 'Staying Well at the U of L' feature on our website.

Take a photo of your talent, interest or yourself in action. You could display a quilt, or some wood-turning, a woven scarf, or a jar of jam. Email wellness@uleth.ca with your photo and we will display on a rotating basis on our website and other U of L wellness publications (monthly wellness newsletter, Wellness Facebook, Twitter)

Is there a picture of you with a marathon medal, or a record trout? Maybe you make the world's best nachos, or you've golfed at Augusta?

*Please note your submission will be displayed, along with your name and department, on our U of L Wellness webpage and related publications.  Check this out on a regular basis - You'll learn about the wellness interests of your U of L colleagues, plus maybe even discover a new bridge partner, or mountain biking companion, or someone with a hobby that matches yours.-More info - call Suzanne at 5217 or email wellness@uleth.ca

Mental Wellness Resource Links

EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142 www.homewoodhumansolutions.com

Some self care strategies and other tips from Great West Life Working Through It

  • Learn healthy ways to manage stress - physical activity, humour, creative self-expression,

mediation using deep breathing, yoga, praying

Dealing with Stress at Work TZ5013 Stress Reduction.pdf

Life Balance Fair

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month is Oct 1 – 31…this year’s theme is 'Living Well at Work' 

Thanks to all who attended this year's 8th Annual Life Balance Fair Oct 22.

The fair was a big success with more than 60 exhibitors, prizes, food, puppies and flu vaccinations!

A BIG Thank You to all the exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and Wellness Committee - we couldn't have done it without you!

Major sponsors were Mercer Canada, SunLife, Canada Safeway, Save-On Foods, Everything Wine and More and the Wellness Committee. 

Check out this year's Prize Winners and Photos!

See you next year!