The Lunchtime Walk/Rub Club is back in time to help you beat the heat! The Wellness Committee together with Sports & Rec will be offering university employees use of the indoor track from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. during the months of July & August. Employees can sign up at the Sports & Rec customer service desk and pay only $5 a month for access.
Destination Exploration - Make scheduling alternative childcare easy with on-campus programming! Friday, October 21 & Friday, November 25 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. $40/day/child. Click here to register your child now!
See how the senior leaders Stay Well at the U of L!
We interviewed several senior leaders for their tips on fitting in physical activity, improving mental wellbeing, and managing workplace stress.
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. Use the online form to share your story and 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).
EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-663-1142 http://www.homewoodhealth.com/
Here's great new perspective on stress - watch this 15 minute video to start to change your thinking Kelly McGonigal - Why stress is not our enemy
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
- See the following handouts to assist with Grieving or adjusting to a traumatic event - Someone close to you has passed away.pdf; CMS_Supporting Grieving Employees_EN.pdf; CMS_Experiencing a Traumatic Event_EN.pdf
•Mental Health Commission of Canada •Public Health Agency of Canada •Alzheimer Society of Canada •Check-Up From The Neck Up •Mental Health Website •Canadian Association of Social Workers •Canadian Institute for Health Information •Centre for Addictions and Mental Health •Canadian Medical Association •Canadian Mental Health Association • Workplace Strategies for Mental Health •Schizophrenia Society of Canada •Canadian Psychological Association •Health Canada Mental Health •Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the 2015 Employee Health & Wellness Survey. The goal was to capture trends, identify health and wellness programming and improve where possible. 574 employees (or 49.4%) responded and we have captured the results.
The result are available HERE.
The University of Lethbridge Employee Assistance Program is a confidential resource provided to help faculty, staff and family members (who are enrolled in the benefits plans) enhance their personal and workplace functioning.
You and your eligible dependents can each receive up to twelve hours of counselling services per benefit year provided through the EFAP. Counselling services are provided either in person, over the phone or through a secure Internet site.
Toll Free English 1 (800) 663 1142
Need more info? Click EFAP.
Legal Advisory- If you're feeling bewildered and overwhelmed sorting out legal matters, or finding an affordable and helpful lawyer, this service offers easy and convenient access to network of experienced lawyers.
Pre-Retirement Planning- If you want to get a retirement plan in place, want to have marital security in retirement, can’t decide whether to keep working, or want good physical and mental health in later years, utilizing this resource could be a big help.
Key Person Advice Line – Are you a Supervisor, Manager, Director, or Senior Administrator? The Key Person Advice Line gives you immediate just-in-time consultation should a situation arise in the workplace that could benefit from professional input.