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

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  • The Life Balance Fair will take place Wednesday, October 25, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM on the indoor track of the 1st Choice Centre for Sport and Wellness.

    The Wellness Committee uses this event to increase students’ and employees’ awareness of the importance of workplace and school health in order to optimize personal and organizational performance.

    Various local vendors will be in attendance with information on their products and services. Door prizes will be given out to attendees.

    More than 60 exhibitors showcasing health & wellness resources!

    • St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs
    • Free samples from Screamin' Brothers and Freshii
    • Free massages
    • Food, fun, fitness tips, and PRIZES

    For more information click here!

  • In honour of the 50th Anniversary, the Wellness Committee is hosting a year long health challenge- 50 Ways to Stay Well.

    Each week we want you to focus on a different aspect of Wellness up until mid-December 2017. Each month we will post  the four or five activities meant to improve your mental and physical well being.

    Visit our webpage to see past and current challenges.

  • Mindful Employer Sessions - Wellness will be contacting U of L departments to set up workshops in one of 4 areas: Accommodation, Resolving Conflict, Improving Workplace Relations, Responding to Mental Health Issues. Watch for 1 hour sessions in your area, or contact wellness@uleth.ca for more info.

       Mental Health and Wellness presentation for Academic Leaders. Feel free to take a look - you may find some new strategies to deal with your own mental wellness. 

    Wellness in 10: Creative Ways to Reduce Stress.pdf

  • Lunch & Learn - Spooky Science

    Join the "Let's Talk Science Program"  from the U of L for an interactive and informative talk about science!

    October 31st from 12 - 1pm in AH 100
    Register here OR email: wellness@uleth.ca
     

    Take a 10 minute stress break! Book in for your on-campus Mini Massage!

    The Lethbridge College Massage Therapy students will be on-campus:

    • November 1 from 10 am - 12:00 pm in L1114
    • November 29 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in AH 100

    Register here!
     

    Get Your Blood Pressure Checked! - Start your Fall semester Well!

    Get your blood pressure assessed by the Lethbridge College Nursing Students:

    • October 26th 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the PE Atrium
    • October 30th 8:00 am - 11:00 am in the Markin Atrium
    • October 31st 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the UCA Atrium
       

    Reclaiming Your Sole - SHOE DRIVE

    This local shoe drive will collect used runners for all ages and sizes, particularly school aged children and teenagers.
    Shoes can be dropped off at Runner's Soul located at 2646 S Parkside Dr. or at the U of L Sports & Recreation Customer Service Desk located on the 1st floor of the 1st Choice Savings Centre.

    Contact Dave Adams for more information - adamdj@uleth.ca
     

    11th  ANNUAL LIFE  BALANCE FAIR 2017 OCTOBER 25th
     

    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

  • '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).

  • 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.

    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.