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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The USNH Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is run by Kepro. They provide referrals, counseling, training sessions, 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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Health & Wellness provides Nutritional counseling with a registered and licensed dietitian for students struggling with an eating concern. It is free for students who have paid the health fee. Support and information for concerned friends and families is also available, including Eating Concerns Mentors, who are UNH students trained to provide support, resources and referral to students struggling with eating concerns/body image issues. 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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UNH SHARPP offers a host of programming aimed at issues of sexual violence, relationship and abuse, stalking, consent, healthy relationships and bystander intervention. Along with the mission to support survivors in the community, SHARPP works to educate about the issues and work to prevent incidences from occurring. Programming is offered all over campus, including Residential Halls, Greek Chapters, academic classrooms, Student Organizations and others. Learn more about the issues by getting involved with a program, event and/or campaign. 

 

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Visit SHARPP's webpage to request a program and/or learn more about events and awareness campaigns. 

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The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) provides ergonomic assessments for both computer workstations and those tasks involving manual material handling/lifting to minimize risks of musculoskeletal injuries and/or disorders. In addition to on-site one on one evaluations, OEHS is available to conduct training and education on ergonomics specified to your needs.

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To schedule an ergonomics assessment, contact Brian Cournoyer at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu or 862-4761

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The mission of the Family Connections Center is to strengthen the connection between incarcerated parents and their families while facilitating ties to their community through education and support.  Over the past 12 years, the FCCs' offerings have included parenting education classes, weekly parenting support groups, one‐on‐one virtual/video visits between incarcerated mothers or fathers and their children, life skills seminars, relationship and communications course for couples, and much more.

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Visit Family Connections Center's Website 

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Health & Wellness provides information on financial wellness and resources for those seeking assistance with personal finance. The CashCourse website has information on managing finances.  Counseling is available for free to students who have paid the health fee and at a cost to students who have not paid the health fee. CASHCourse website is free to the UNH community.

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Visit the CashCourse website, call 862-3823, or go online to make an appointment.

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Each year, the seasonal flu makes its way to campus resulting in missed days of work and classes. This virus spreads rapidly among students because of close living conditions, lowered resistance, stress, etc., and campus communities have the potential to face significant epidemics each winter.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the seasonal flu vaccine is the single most effective method for preventing the seasonal flu.

Students, faculty and staff can make an appointment to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at Health and Wellness. 

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Free for students who have paid the health fee
$25 for students who have not paid the health fee

No out-of-pocket cost to UNH employees and their dependents (age 18 and older) who are Cigna subscribers through UNH who present a valid Cigna card at the clinic. The claim for the cost of the vaccination ($25) will be processed directly to Cigna. For other employees not insured through the UNH Cigna employee plan, the $25 is due at the time of vaccination.

The shots are administered by UNH Nursing students.

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Visit the Health and Wellness website for more details.

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Food preservation resources include freezing and canning of fruits and vegetables, using equipment like pressure canners and multi-cookers, safety of using old pickling recipes, and answers to common questions. UNH Extension also provides free testing of pressure canner dial gauges as a service to home preservers in New Hampshire.

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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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Food safety resources include food dating on packaging, home food safety basics, food safety while baking, food safety at potlucks and picnics, and more! There are also periodic classes on food safety.

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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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Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a UNH-based regional, collaborative network that serves as a convener, cultivator, and champion of our regional food system. FSNE believes that New England can be substantially food self-reliant producing as much as 50% of the food we eat by 2060. Racial equity and food justice are fundamental guiding principles for restoring and improving healthy ecosystems and a working landscape that supports our quality of life and diverse, thriving communities.

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To learn more about Food Solutions New England, visit their website.

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Wellness educators/counselors are available to provide counseling and resources to students who are concerned about their gambling.  It is free for students who have paid the health fee. 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 UNH Outdoor Education Major and the Department of Kinesiology oversee the Gass Climbing Center. A 45' x 65' artificial climbing wall located in New Hampshire Hall. The wall is used for numerous academic courses in the Outdoor Education Major, group programs for both on and off campus groups as well as for open recreation to the UNH community. 

Academic courses can be found at the Outdoor Education Website, and group programs can be made by appointment, email climbing.wall@unh.edu. Open recreation is student-led and typically happens weeks 3-16 in both the fall and spring academic semesters. 

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Transgender students and employees will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness.  Basic medical services and referrals to specialists for care is available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. There is a charge for students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education and information is free to the UNH community. 

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Students who would like to make a medical appointment, call (603) 862-2856 or go online. Students who would like to make a counseling appointment, please call (603) 862-3823 or go online.

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Students and employees who are GLBTQQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Allies), will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness.   Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education/information is free to the UNH Community.

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Students, for an appointment call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Students and employees who are GLBTQQIA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Allies), will find a safe haven within Health & Wellness. Education, a resource library, and online resources are available. Counseling is available to students who have paid the health fee, at no additional charge. Students who have not paid the health fee have an additional charge. Education/information is free to the UNH Community.

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Students, for an appointment call (603) 862-3823 or make an appointment online.

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Education and information is free to the UNH community. 

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Group counseling is an excellent way to get support, learn about yourself and your relationships with others, and develop new skills. Group counseling has been shown to be as effective or more effective than individual counseling! For an up-to-date list of current PACS groups see the PACS website.

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All potential group members must have completed an initial consultation through PACS, and they must also complete a “Group Screening” appointment. The screening appointment will last about 20-30 minutes and provide an opportunity for you to meet with one of the group facilitators. During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted; discuss your goals and concerns; learn about the structure, format, and goals of the group; and decide with the PACS staff member whether the group might be a good fit for you. If you are interested in joining a group, call PACS at 603-862-2090 to set-up an appointment.

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Campus Recreation offers 45+ group classes per semester, including step, hi/lo, cycling, cardio boxing, Zumba (TM), strength training, interval training, Water fitness, and more. Most classes are taught in Hamel Recreation Center's Studio 1. Classes are open to students, members of Hamel Recreation Center and guests. Guests must pay a facility guest fee and sign a waiver.Schedule is available online.

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Classes are open to students and Rec Center members and guests (if room permits). Classes are limited by space.  For questions, please contact margaret.rodgers@unh.edu. Schedule online.

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Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it! To have the best chance of quitting and staying quit, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. The American Cancer Society has created a guide to help individuals quit smoking.

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UNH Dining introduced the Guiding Stars® program into campus for the 2009/2010 academic year in an effort to provide students, faculty and staff with the most nutritious food choices. Guiding Stars® features a proprietary algorithm that rates the nutrient density of foods per 100 calories based on USDA, FDA, WHO, NAS, and other guidelines.

The ratings provide a measurement of best nutrient value for caloric intake pointing to the more nutritious food choices on campus as signified by the number of stars recipes receive. (One star is good, two stars are better, and three stars are best. No Guiding Stars means the nutritional value of the food does not meet Guiding Stars' rigorous criteria).

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Visit the Dining Halls! Follow the stars labels next to each dish. 1 star, is good, 2 stars is better, 3 stars is best!

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We assist guests who have varying degrees of nutrition needs, from gluten-free diets, to multiple food allergies and intolerances. From menu tags on the service lines outlining potential allergens, to online menus, gluten-friendly zones and an online special meal service, UNH Dining is able to assist.  

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Set up a meeting with the Registered Dietitian online.

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The Heritage Trail is a 6.1 mile trail run by the state of New Hampshires that provides a link between communities.  The trail gives access to walkers, hikers, and cyclers.

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Heritage Trail

Located at 10 Arms Street in Manchester, New Hampshire

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fee, there is only a charge for the test. There is an appointment charge for students who have not paid the health fee. Education and information is free to the UNH community.

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Students, call  (603) 862-2856 or go online to make an appointment.
Employees and their dependents, call (603) 862-9355 or go online to make and appointment.

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A 101 acre marsh with abundant wildlife to see such as ducks, geese, herons, moose, deer, and otters.  There is a gravel boat ramp suitable for canoes and small boats. 

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Hoit Road Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Located on Hoit Road in Concord, New Hampshire

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Students can call a Health & Wellness health resource nurse for self-care information. Online resources are free for the UNH Community.

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Call (603) 862-2856 to speak with a Health Resource Nurse or go online to make an appointment.

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