Wellness Resources

This guide is a compilation of the health and wellness resources available to the UNH population. It is searchable by program name, health topic, departments, and eligible population. To view all of the listings, simply scroll down. This is a work in progress--if something is missing, please let us know!

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There is one international squash court and four (2 closing in December) racquetball courts located on the bottom floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. Racquets are available to be rented from the equipment room, but balls are not provided. Patrons may bring their own or purchase some at the Front Desk of the Hamel Recreation Center.

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These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. To reserve a court, call 862-2031.

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The three lane suspended indoor track is located on the first floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  It is approximately 12 laps to the mile. Along the track there are also exercise bikes for more cardio of a cardio workout without going downstairs to the fitness center.

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No registration required, the track is open and during Hamel Recreation facility hours to students and Rec members. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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SHARPP has lots of up-to date information on issues concerning Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Abuse, Stalking, Consent or Healthy Relationships. Click onto one of the links and find out more about these topics including what they are, what you can do if you or someone you care about it is affected by abuse, answers to FAQs and what the available resources are for members of the UNH community.

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Visit SHARPP's online library!

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Inpatient detoxification of drugs and alcohol are available to Harvard Pilgrim subscribers and dependents. 

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For questions, please call Harvard Pilgrim (866) 874-0817.

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Hospitalization and Partial Hospitalization available to Harvard Pilgrim Subscribers and dependents for mental health services.

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For questions, please call Harvard Pilgrim (866) 874-0817.

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Insect Repellents is a resource that describes all the different repellents such as, DEET, Picaridin, Oil of lemon Eucalyptus, Citionella, 2-Undecanone, IR3535, and other repellents that help protect you from mosquitoes, gnats, punkies, no-see-ums, ticks, and other insects.

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Download the brochure, or contact your local Cooperative Extention office

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Campus Recreation offers 24 + intramural sports to roughly 4,000 students. Competition ranges from competitive to recreational, and most major sports offer men's, women's, and co-rec leagues to 140 to 220 teams including Broomball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Ice Hockey, Innertube Water Polo, Softball, and more.

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To sign up and participate in an intramural sport, register online. For questions, please contact Zach Watson 862-1597.

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How does your child grow? How can you encourage and support your child's natural development? Find out by reading Just in Time Parenting, an Extension online newsletter. Provided by UNH Cooperative Extension and eXtension, the newsletters cover the prenatal months and children from 0 to age 5 years. This series of newsletters is based on your child's age, so that you'll have specific information about your child's development as he or she grows. You will receive an e-mail reminder when the next issue matches your child's age.There will also be useful tips about how you can encourage and support your child's development through the first five years of life. Sign up for the e-newletters online. Newsletters are available in English or Spanish.

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Download the newsletter, or sign up to have it emailed to you.

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Kayak clinics are available every Wednesday night from 9-11pm at the Field House Indoor Pool. Learn to enter, exit, roll and other kayak skills.

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Register in person at Swasey Indoor Pool. Space is limited, so it is best to show up early. For more questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

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Kool 2B Fit Kids Camps are held during February and April school vacations for kids ages 6-12. These camps offers youth the chance to engage in a diverse selection of fitness activities, from group games, swimming, and ice skating to snowshoeing, aerobics classes, and indoor rock climbing.

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Register for camp online. For additional information, please contact Kayode Lewis - kayode.lewis@unh.edu or call 603-862-7062

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Health Services laboratory providers most standard diagnostic lab tests.  A lab order request from a Health Services Medical Clinician, Employee Clinic Medical Clinician  or off-campus health care provider is required before any laboratory procedure can be scheduled. There is a fee for lab tests.

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To make an appointment, students call (603) 862-2856 or  walk in during open hours. Employees call (603) 862-4584.

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A beautiful spot to see the New England foliage, as well as to hike, jog, swim, and picnic. 

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Lake Massabesic

Located at 16 Londonderry Turnpike in Manchester, New Hampshire

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An advocate can be made available to assist survivors in navigation of the legal process, whether that is criminal, civil or the University’s conduct system.

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For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

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Light therapy is one form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Sitting in front of a light box is just one way to cope. Most studies show that about 75% of individuals who experience with SAD feel improvement when using light therapy within a couple days to a few weeks. Health Services offers free light therapy to current UNH students, UNH/USNH employees and their dependents.

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To make an appointment to use Light Therapy, call (603) 862-3823 or online.

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A public park that offers an activity for everyone: playgrounds, running track, swimming and splash pools, hiking trail, fishing areas, sports fields, and a picnic shelter. 

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Livingston Park

Located at 244 Hooksett Road in Manchester, New Hampshire

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The Local Harvest Initiative is a growing partnership of UNH Dining, the Sustainability Institute at UNH, and local producers. Through the Local Harvest Initiative, UNH Dining is committed to serving locally, regionally, and sustainably grown, produced, and manufactured items to the greatest extent possible.

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Visit the Sustainabiliy Institute website to learn more on how to eat local, and when local eating events will be happening.

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Americans are feeling stressed and anxious about money. Some are wondering how they're going to pay their bills and others are concerned about their future financial security. Households can discover strategies to stretch dollars, manage money, increase savings, and decrease debt. Learning positive money management techniques can help you and your family. Contact your county UNH Cooperative Extension office or view recorded webinars on a variety of financial security topics.

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Visit Cooperative Extension's website to learn about the online resources. For other questions, please contact your local Cooperative Extenstion office

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The following trails are located in the city of Manchester and are open to cyclers:

Piscataquog Trail

Heritage Trail

Rockingham Recreational Trail

Precourt Park Trail

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Traditional and hot stone massage, provided by licensed therapists, is available to students, employees and employees dependents.

Prices: Traditional Massage is $40 for students and $50 for employees and their dependents. Hot Stone Massage is $50 for students and $60 for employees and their dependents.

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To make a massage therapy appointment, please call (603) 862-3823 or schedule online.

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A 5 mile hiking trail that borders the Contookcook River, taking about 2 hours to complete.

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Mast Yard State Forest Trails

Located off of West Parish Road in Concord, New Hampshire

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Masters Swim Team is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. The team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 6-7am.

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Passes may be purchased at the Hamel Recreation front desk. For additional questions, please call 862-0845 or jennifer.malone@unh.edu

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Typically, an advocate will accompany a survivor of sexual assault to the hospital for medical care after the assault (specifically for a rape kit). This generally happens one of two ways: The survivor calls the hotline and decides to go to the hospital, at which point the advocate would meet the client at the hospital or at a determined location. A survivor is at the hospital and discloses the abuse. The hospital is mandated to call the local crisis center for services which will prompt an advocate to come to the hospital. The client can then accept or refuse services.

Undergoing a medical examination, especially one as extensive as a rape kit, can be very difficult. An advocate can be a source of support, as well as a helpful resource for any questions you might have throughout the medical examination. The advocate is there solely for your support and can help you understand the process better and help you navigate what can be a very overwhelming procedure.

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For immediate assistance, please call SHARPP's 24/7 helpline at 862-7233 or (888) 271-7233 or online at Ask an Advocate during normal business hours. 

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Health Services provides medical acupuncture for students for a cost. Ear acupuncture is performed for smoking cessation and stress reduction and body acupuncture is provided for acute and chronic muscular pain and chronic headaches.

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To learn more information or to make an appointment, please call (603) 862-2856.

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Meditation is an experience of relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and awakening the spirit. Walk-in group meditation sessions are offered  to the UNH community. Appointments to learn how to meditate are available for students. Meditation soundtracks are available to download from the Health Services website.

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For an individual meditation session for students, please  call (603) 862-3823 or online.

For drop in group meditations, there is no registration required.

 

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A large park in New Hampshire that offers a baseball field, basketball court, football field, cross country skiing, running track, tennis courts, walking trails, and more. 

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Memorial Field

Located at 70 South Fruit Street in Concord, New Hampshire