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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Bed Bugs is a resource that shows what bed bugs look like, how to know if you have them, how to prevent a bed bug infestation, and how to get rid of bed bugs if you have them.

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Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu

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Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises. Individual sessions with a computer-based biofeedback program are free to the UNH community.

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Call (603) 862-3823 or go online to make an appointment.

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Biology and Management of Ticks in New Hampshire is a helpful resource that explains the biology and identification of ticks, how to protect yourself, what diseases ticks spread, where the diseases have been found in New Hampshire, what the disease symptoms are, and more! 
We also recommend the website tickencounter.org as an educational resource for identification, testing, prevention and more.

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Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu

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Black Flies is a a resource that explains what black flies are, where and when to expect to see them, and what can be done to protect you from their bites.

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Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu

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UNH students come in all different sizes, shapes and colors. Learning to love the body you were born with is an important step in taking care of yourself. Wellness educators/counselors and nutrition counselors are available for one-on-one counseling to help you to enhance your body image. Counseling is available at no charge to students who have paid the health fee and at a charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community.

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Call (603) 862-3823 or go online to make an appointment.

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The new bouldering wall is a prominent feature of the new Hamel Rec Center.  52ft wide and 12 feet high.

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No registration required, free and open to students and Campus Recreation Members. Climbers must fill out a waiver prior to climbing at the Hamel Recreation Center main desk.

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Camp Wildcat is a summer day camp for children entering first grade through seventh grade. Campers have a chance to explore nature and the environment, participate in sports, learn new skills and crafts, make friends, and have fun while being active in the summer.

Children who are entering 1st - 7th grade may attend Camp Wildcat.  If your child is entering 8th - 9th grade, please review our Wildcat Teen program.

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Registration available online. Contact Kayode Lewis for questions.

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Get around campus easily with the Campus Connector bus system. The Campus Connector runs regularly, and is free for anyone on board. 

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Check the bus schedule and your nearest bus stop, arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled bus time

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The Cardiac Prevention Program is an exercise and education program for anyone with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors who wishes to improve overall health and well-being to reduce future risk. Exercise testing and prescriptions are developed and monitored according to an individual’s needs and goals. $200 for pre- and post-health and fitness assessments and 24 exercise session. Participants may choose to continue for $5/session after first 24 sessions.

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Initial assessments can be scheduled anytime once medical clearance is obtained from your physician. For more information or to register for this program please contact Melissa Rodgers at 603-862-0597 or email melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Program is an exercise and education program for anyone with known cardiovascular disease (CVD) who has previously participated in an ECG-monitored Phase II CR program and wishes to continue regularly exercising in a monitored environment. Exercise prescriptions are developed and monitored according to continue progression from the Phase II CR program according to the individual’s needs and goals. $5/session.

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Individuals may begin anytime once medical clearance is obtained from your physician. For more information or to register for this program please contact Melissa Rodgers at 603-862-0597 or email melissa.rodgers@unh.edu.

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This guidebook is intended to be used by caregivers or by individuals who wish to plan and prepare for their future as they age.

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

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Health & Wellness provides medical care, education and support for students with chronic illnesses with a philosophy of helping individuals to self-manage while providing education and support so they can continue classes and daily activities and manage the changing emotions and symptoms that may be brought about by chronic illness. Counseling is free to students who have paid the health fee and there is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community.

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Call the Health Resource Nurse at (603) 862-2856 or go online to schedule an appointment.

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Recreational activities within College Woods include hiking, walking, skiing, jogging, and bike trails.

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No registration required. Download a map, and stroll through the woods!

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Communicating well with others is essential to our overall well-being and maintaining healthy relationships with others. Counseling is available at no charge for students who have paid the health fee and there is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community.

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Call (603) 862-3823 or go online to schedule an appointment.

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The guide is designed for individuals to communicate important information and preferences about themselves to people who may provide them services in the community. Covered topics include desired living situation and location, important person-specific preferences concerning caregiver qualities, personal care schedules, and the identification of personal and community relationships.

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

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The Community Sailing Program offered at Mendums Pond teaches people of all skills and age levels how to sail. It is offered in the spring, summer and fall and is open to the public. Prices vary per course and participation and UNH Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount.

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Summer community sailing registration is online. For more details, please contact the Sailing Coach Diana Weidenbacker, at dianaw46@comcast.net or (207)752-1462

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The following trails in the city of Concord are open to cyclers:

Eastman Street by the Styles Bridges Highway

Hazen Drive (Enter off East Side Drive)

Stickney Hill Road

Merrimack River Trail

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Controlling Wasps, Bees, and Hornets Around Your Home information sheet is a helpful resource that describes and shows pictures of common species in New Hampshire and provides information about whether they are aggressive and how to control them safely.    How to Access: Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu
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Provides weekly emergency food supplies; food baskets three times a year; emergency needs response; monthly community dinners and drum circles, food rescue and recovery programs.

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If you, or someone you know needs a food care basket, or an emergency meal, email waysmeet@comcast.net or visit the center in person, at 15 Mill Road in Durham.

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Advocates from the SHARPP office can help you work through your crisis. The advocate’s goals in crisis intervention are to assist you in sorting through options, feelings, thoughts, and reactions, strengthening coping responses, regaining control, and renewing previously healthy relationships.

Through the 24-hour support line, office appointments and walk-ins, SHARPP strives to provide support whenever you need it.

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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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Dealing with Backyard Mosquitos is a blog that explains how to reduce mosquito populations around your home, how to minimize exposure to mosquitos, and more!

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Visit the UNH Cooperative Extension website to learn more, or contact the UNH Extension Infoline by calling 1-877-398-4769 or emailing answers@unh.edu

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We can come to your classroom, residence hall, apartment complex, department, Greek house or other facility to provide a debriefing process in a format that allows individuals an opportunity to discuss their feelings and reactions to a traumatic event or difficult situation.

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To schedule a debriefing consultation, please contact Amy Culp, Direct Services Coordinator at (603) 862-3494.

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The Director & Title IX Coordinator provides advice on policies, programs and services to achieve affirmative action goals and enhance the campus climate, is the designated Title IX representative, and, in addition, handles all complaints of discrimination under the Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy (includes sexual violence and harassment).

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Visit The Affirmative Action and Equity Office website, or contact the Affirmative Action and Equity Office at 603-862-2930 (Voice), TYY Users: 7-1-1

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The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by Kepro. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.

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Visit Kepro website, use company code "USNH". For individual questions, please contact UNH Human Resources.

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The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by Kepro. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.

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Visit Kepro website, use company code "USNH". For individual questions, please contact UNH Human Resources.

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