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Well-being Wednesdays

Every Wednesday will offer various highlights of programming and resources for students, faculty and staff to engage in their well-being. Collaborations will be with UC offices, organizations and community partners. All UC bearcats are welcome to participate!

Fall 2020

Check out what is going on each week of the month!

Sip and Create with Soul Palette

Join this an interactive creative session led by Soul Palette, a local arts business, on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 3:30-4 p.m. online via WebEx. Brandon Hawkins, Lead Artist of Soul Palette, will guide us on how to create ‘The Art of Painting with your Soul’ from the comfort of wherever we are with whatever supplies are available. No artistic experience needed! All students, faculty and staff are welcome! Thank you to Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins, former Director of the African American Cultural and Resource Center, for your generosity and partnering with Healthy UC! RSVP using CampusLink and join WebEx on the day of the event.

Identifying and Removing Microaggressions -Part 1

Microaggressions don’t necessarily reflect bad intent but can still be very damaging. Therefore, it is important to proactively identify and address microaggressions within your department and your institution before they become a problem. This online training focuses on how you can proactively identify and remove microaggressions from your institution. In our first session, we will work toward understanding different types of microaggressions that are common in higher education and understanding what fuels these behaviors. During our second session, you will be introduced to a framework for removing implicit bias and microaggressions from your environment. This online training will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. online. Register on Faculty OneStop to receive the online link to join. Hosted by the Faculty Enrichment Center.

Campus Recreation Reopening

The Campus Recreation Center on West Campus opened in mid-August. There are important updates and guidelines to know and follow prior to visiting again. Visit the CRC’s page for the Reopening Updates on the limited space, adjusted hours, and reservation system. The facility is open to all students, faculty and staff at this time.

Mental Well-being Resources for the UC Community

Check out the variety of Emotional Wellness and Mental Health Resources available to support students, faculty and staff. Several opportunities are available off and on-campus.

  • Anthem LiveHealth Online - Telehealth video chat with health care providers for employees enrolled in the health insurance plans. UC’s medical plan will waive any member cost share for individuals who utilize this service. Visit UC Benefits for more information.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - Mental well-being resources for students, including the Betterhelp telehealth service, Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) web program, the Reach Out mobile app, and more.
  • Employee Assistance Plan - Impact Solutions is the employee assistance plan provider.
    • Online and telephonic counseling
    • Emotional Wellness Coach/Chatbot
    • 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching
    • Stress Less Center with guided meditation and breathing exercises
    • Webinars, articles and recipes - check out a list of webinars related to resilience and stress management!

14-Days Self-Care Choose Your Own Challenge

Our mental and emotional well-being is just as important as our physical health. When we prioritize and take care of ourselves, we can help others in more meaningful ways. Take a few moments to check in with yourself by completing this challenge! The goal is simple: do at least one thing you enjoy for yourself each day for 2 weeks and note what you did and how it made you feel. Consider actions that rejuvenate your mind and body. Want an extra challenge? Identify actions you want to continue doing after the challenge with the 14 Day Self-Care Challenge. All are welcome to participate when it works best for them. This challenge and other challenges were created and are available by Be Well UC, UC’s employee wellness program.

Connect and Reflect: Topic TBD

Connect and Reflect sessions aim to encourage a community of connection with other Bearcats. Join virtually via WebEx to develop personally and professionally as you learn, share and connect with others over relevant and thought-provoking content.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 12:15-1 p.m., the WebEx session will focus on an article with accompanying discussion prompts. Hosted by Be Well UC, the employee wellness program. All are welcome! Hosted by Be Well UC, UC’s employee wellness program. Employees are able to sign up using SuccessFactors, walk-ins welcome!

Virtual Take 5 Kits and Take 5 Choose Your Own Challenge

Taking micro-breaks can help us avoid “decision fatigue”, which may impact our ability to reason and our willpower to keep working. Mindfully taking these breaks can help boost our productivity when we return to our work space, while also improving our mood and morale. Take 5 Kits are packages of activities that encourage you and your team to take micro-breaks throughout the day and grow with your teams. Explore the Take 5 Kits and the activities within the categories, Keep Your Left and Right Brain Active, Mix in Movement, and Connect with Others. 

Take 5 Choose Your Own Challenge

Kit Kats are onto something, aren't they? Give yourself a break and take 5. Taking micro-breaks can help us avoid “decision fatigue”, which may impact our ability to reason and our willpower to keep working. Mindfully taking breaks can also help boost our productivity and improve our mood and morale. Aim to “take 5” or a micro-break that is 5 minutes or less to rest and refuel your brain throughout your workday for 1 work week or 5 days with the Take 5 Challenge. All are welcome to participate when it works best for them. This challenge and other challenges were created and are available by Be Well UC, UC’s employee wellness program.

Additional Resources

Explore the variety of supplemental offerings and tools that aim to help you be your best self!

  • Be the Change​​​​​​​You are invited to the third annual Be the Change event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. online via WebEx. This event focuses on educating and empowering faculty and staff to live their best life, impact their communities in positive ways, and to share with others. ​​​​Hence, Be the Change: Better Together. Six educational and interactive sessions hosted by local UC experts will share new ways to care for ourselves through stress relieving and mood boosting activities in a “bite-size style".
  • Connect and Reflect - These are casual sessions and get-togethers, where a provided educational resource is discussed, leading to some beneficial takeaways. It is a partnership between the Staff Success Center (SSC) and Be Well UC.
    • September 17 from 12-1 p.m. The Psychology of Self-Motivation with the SSC
    • September 23 from 12:15-1 p.m. Pay Attention to Your Attention with Be Well UC
  • Mindful Movement - Virtual meditation break with Wellness Ambassador and certified yoga trainer, Kimber Andrews. All are welcome to join every Monday from 3-3:30 p.m. online via Zoom.
  • Online Guided Meditation - SKY!, the student organization, is hosting daily meditation online via ZOOM from 6-6:30 p.m. All are welcome! Make sure to RSVP for the meeting information.
  • Student Wellness Center - Join in on upcoming events below. For a full list of events, please visit the SWC CampusLINK page for more details!
  • Evolving Expectations and Engagement During a Pandemic Series - Please visit the SWC CampusLINK page for more details!
    • Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. Managing Expectations as a Student Leader
    • Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. Transferable Skills for Student Involvement
  • Parenting During the Pandemic (Monday, September 21 by FEC panel). For more events, visit Faculty Onestop.
  • Virtual Conversations - This series, Virtual Conversations, will be held each Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Discussions will be focused on learning and sharing experiences about strategies for navigating our new work environments. The sessions will be hosted online via Teams by the Staff Success Center, and are limited to 10 participants to provide a quality experience. Those interested must pre-register to receive the meeting information.
  • Yoga As You Are - Virtual stretching and movement break with Wellness Ambassador and certified yoga trainer, Kimber Andrews. All are welcome to join every Thursday from 12:30-1 p.m. online via Zoom.
  • Yoga in Your Work Clothes - Virtual stretching and movement break Ruth Benander. All are welcome to join every Wednesday and Thursday from 12-12:30 p.m. online via WebEx.
  • UC Coronavirus Updates
  • UC Emergency Relief Fund - Join the UC Day of Caring and donate, and download the Bearcat activities, such as coloring pages and puzzles for all ages.
  • Anthem LiveHealth Online - Telehealth video chat with health care providers for employees enrolled in the health insurance plans. UC’s medical plan will waive any member cost share for individuals who utilize this service. Visit UC Benefits for more information. 
  • Bearcats Pantry - Provides assistance to students in need with free food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and professional clothing.
  • Better in 30 Webinars - Tune into 30-minute recorded webinars and learn tips and strategies to help your family thrive while working and learning at home.
  • Be Well UC - UC's employee wellness program provides a variety of resources to support the well-being of our employees, including educational sessions and events, health coaching, challenges, incentives and an online portal, and more.
  • Campus Recreation's Online Fitness Program - Various workouts from your Campus Rec Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors.
  • Center for Integrative Health and Wellness shares tools for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - Mental well-being resources for students, including the Betterhelp telehealth service, Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) web program, the Reach Out mobile app, and more.
  • Employee Assistance Plan - Impact Solutions is the employee assistance plan provider.
    • Online and telephonic counseling
    • Emotional Wellness Coach/Chatbot
    • 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching
    • Stress Less Center with guided meditation and breathing exercises
    • Webinars, articles and recipes - check out a list of webinars related to resilience and stress management!
  • Health Coaching - One on one calls to support your wellness goals and journey. Calls are open to all UC faculty and staff, free, confidential, and personalized.
  • Telework Tips for Employees and Managers – Tips to help faculty and staff adapt and work efficiently from UCHR.
  • Tobacco Free UC - UC is a tobacco, smoke and vape-free university. A variety of tobacco cessation resources are available to students, faculty and staff looking to quit or reduce their tobacco use.