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Wellness & Recognition
Office: AH188, AH135
Phone: (403) 332-5217, (403) 382-7187
Email: Suzanne Mcintosh, Susan Roth
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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  • Wellness Wednesday Walks

    Join us for a half hour walk around Aperture Lake every 3rd Wednesday of the month! 

    Click here for more details.

     

    Mini Massage Sessions

    Mini Massage sessions are back on campus this semester. There will be two more sessions this fall:
     

    • November 15th, 2018 from 10 AM - 12 PM in L 1114
       

    • November 29th, 2018 from 10 AM - 12 PM in D 635
       

    Register here

     

    Fentanyl/Opioid Information and Naloxone Training Sessions 

    Offered by Lethbridge Arches to the University Of Lethbridge Students, Staff and Faculty.

    • Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
       
    • Located in University Hall Room D610
       

    Please register for the FREE Training by email- janice.driver@uleth.ca 

    Naloxone kits will be available. 

    Do You Want to Learn More About Cannabis?

    • October 12, 2018, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM, AH 100

    • Sessions open to all Faculty, Staff, and Students.
       

    These cannabis awareness sessions will include:

    1. Recreational cannabis education, prevention, and harm reduction.
       
    2. Alberta's legalization framework.
       
    3. Information related to the pending Cannabis Policy on campus.

    RSVP including session date to Janice.Driver@uleth.ca

     

     
  • Flu Shot Clinics on Campus

    There will be two Flu Shot Clinics on campus this semester:

    • October 23rd from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM in the Sport & Rec Building, east side of stairs.
    • October 30th from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM in the UCS Atrium

    Please remember to bring your healthcare card!

     

    Wellness Lunch & Learn - Balance Demos 
     

    Grab your lunch and join us for an information session on Balance by Alberta Blue Cross, Wellness Expert, Andrea Baker. 

    Balance is Alberta Blue Cross’s online health and wellness platform. It empowers individuals by connecting you with helpful resources that can assist in achieving your health and wellness goals. The platform provides you with incentives to take a greater interest in and accountability for your overall health. During these live demos, learn about Balance, its features and functions.

    • Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, from 11 - 11:45 AM and 12 - 1 PM in AH 100

    Register, here

     

    12th Annual Life Balance Fair 

    Canada's Healthy Workplace Month will take place from October 1st to October 31st. Our annual life balance fair will take place:

    •  Wednesday, October 31st, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM on the indoor track of the 1st Choice Centre for Sport and Wellness.  

    For more information, click here.

     

    Wellness Workshop -  Using Safety as a Formula for Supervisor Success
     

    Take a break and join us for a Wellness Workshop - Using Safety as a Formula for Supervisor Success presented by Lori Weber.
     

    • Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, from 11 AM - 12  PM in AH 100

    Register, here

     

    Wellness Workshop -  Time Management
     

    Grab your lunch and join us for a Wellness Workshop - Using Safety as a Formula for Supervisor Success presented by Lori Weber.
     

    • Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, from 1 PM - 2  PM in AH 137

    Register, here

     

    Interested in trying out a sit/stand workstation? Contact Suzanne for more info. Here is the process for purchasing sit/stand workstations.

     

    • The purpose of this program is to provide stretching and strengthening exercises that can be completed at your desk, out on the job, or even at home. The program is broken up into six sections. Use that break-down to manage your exercise time and target areas you want to develop. Remember the key here is balancing strength and flexibility in the important muscle groups and for the whole body. CLICK HERE to download the program.

      Follow along to a video demonstration HERE!

      Or HERE for demo 2

      Want some quick ergonomic tips? Watch this short video clip Office Ergonomics

    • Ways to Stay Well

       

      1. Mindfulness
      2. Music
      3. Cross Country Skiing
      4. Happy Heart
      5. Crocheting/Knitting
      6. Family Play Day
      7. Skiing/Snowboarding
      8. Nutrition
      9. Office Ergonomics
      10. Swimming 

      For the full list with included resources and articles visit our Ways to Stay Well Page!

    • 'Health Check for U' is Changing Lives!

      Read an article by U of L's Kori-Lee Nicolle about how Health Check for U helped her achieve her health goals.

      READ ARTICLE HERE

    • 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).

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      With the help of an independent survey company (Metrics@Work), Wellness & Recognition is planning the third Employee Health and Wellness survey. 

      The goal is to capture trends, identify health and wellness programming and improve where possible.

      Watch for an email from Metrics@Work the week of March 19 and the survey will be open from March 19 - 30.

       

    • 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 results 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.

      FAQ

      Are EFAP appointments confidential? 

      Yes.  The EFAP carefully adheres to professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. Records maintained by the EFAP are not part of or accessible to any other University record system. Except for danger to self or others, child or elder abuse or neglect, or authorized legal access, no information is released without consent of the client. 

    • What does it cost to use the EFAP? 

      There is no cost to you for up to twelve, 1-hour long appointments with the EFAP. 

      My supervisor (or spouse/co-worker) wants me to come for counselling. Do I have to? 

      Use of the EFAP is voluntary. This said, if someone is suggesting the EFAP, they must be worried about you and it may be a good idea to talk with a professional. When you think about it, an hour with a trained professional who listens carefully to your concerns is a supportive event. 

      Is it true that most people who come to the EFAP have alcohol or substance abuse issues? 

      No, this is not true. Most people who use the EFAP come to discuss relationship issues or personal development. People also come for help with managing anxiety or for assistance in adjusting to a new community.