Benefits-Eligible Employees

#UNHTogether for Employees: Using Self-Care and Support to Cope with Stress

COVID-19 has introduced extra challenges to everyone at UNH, including faculty and staff. We know many are juggling job responsibilities, student well-being, family care, uncertainty, and sometimes illness, loss, and injustice, along with life's daily stresses. These challenges affect our mental, emotional and physical well-being in dramatic ways. If you're experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, and/or "COVID fatigue," you're not alone.

Mental Health

psychiatrist is available through Health & Wellness and PACS for consultation regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners at Health & Wellness are experienced at diagnosing common mental health problems.

Living Well Services provides confidential, individualized and short-term health counseling/education sessions that focus on skill building and self-care. 

Wildcat Plate

The plate advocates for healthier food choices and portion sizes based on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines. It contains four different sections of fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and lean protein, each with helpful descriptions and colorful graphics. The Wildcat Plate also encourages “Delicious, Nutritious, Healthy and Sustainable” decisions in and out of the dining halls.

How to Access:

Visit the Dining website to learn more.

Resiliency Academy

UNH Extension and NH Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer Resiliency Academy, bringing together small businesses and community leaders to work toward a resilient future. The virtual academy will focus on the intersection of small business and community resiliency. Academy sessions will include opportunities to learn from practitioners, municipal staff, business owners and experts through case studies, presentations, discussions and Q&A sessions.

Outreach Services

PACS provides a range of interactive workshops and other educational programming. The goal of these services are twofold: Prevention and Education. Through these services, PACS seeks to disseminate knowledge and promote mental health and overall wellness.

Person Centered Planning Trainings

Person Centered Planning is made up of tools and approaches to help a person receiving care have choice and control in how services are delivered. Trainings are offered multiple times a year. Unpaid caregivers, professional staff, medical staff, and other paid caregivers are encouraged to attend. Trainings are perfect for people who provide any type of support to another person, regardless of age.

For more information, please email cacl.chhs@unh.edu.

UNH Caregiver Group

Please note: Due to the pandemic, this group is currently on hold.

This is a monthly group of UNH staff and faculty to support one another around caregiver issues. The Center on Aging and Community Living organizes the meetings and some educational/resource opportunities for members.

Age of Champions Annual Health Fair

Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is the educational license holder of the documentary Age of Champions. Faculty and Staff may request permission to borrow the film for educational purposes. Additionally, CACL and the Recreation Management and Policy Department organize an annual event around healthy aging. The event is open to UNH staff and faculty as well as the community. This event brings together vendors and activities focused on health, active aging. All ages are welcome because "It's Never too Soon to Age Well!"