Well-Being at U-M Resources for Faculty and Staff

 Physical 

Practicing healthy behaviors around physical activity, nutrition, sleep, substance use, preventive exams; managing chronic conditions.

  • MHealthy physical activity programs: A variety of programs are available, including exercise and relaxation classes, online resources and Active U, MHealthy's annual physical activity challenge
  • MHealthy exercise and relaxation classes: Free, live Zoom exercise and relaxation classes are available in the well-being and benefits channel on the umichWORKS Slack workspace
  • U-M Fitness Centers: Several fitness centers across each campus are open to faculty and staff 
  • U-M School of Kinesiology community programs: Classes and camps for all ages such as swimming, lifeguard, tennis, golf, Lifetime Fitness classes and even summer camps and sports clinics for kids
  • Recreational Sports: Fitness memberships, exercise classes, personal training, small group training, intramural sports, club sports, outdoor adventure trips, gear rental, and more
  • Public skating at Yost Ice Arena: Enjoy skating (skate rental available) at one of the most iconic rinks in college and the historic home of Michigan Hockey 
  • UM-Flint physical activity programs: A variety of programs and services are available including fitness classes, personal training and fitness assessments, and Intramural Sports Leagues
  • UM-Dearborn physical activity programs: A variety of programs and services are available including recreation center classes
  • The university's Abuse Hurts initiative is a cross-campus collaboration promoting prevention of and effective response to domestic or intimate partner abuse and sexual violence affecting members of the university community
  • Lactation Resources: Rooms are available around all U-M campuses

Eating Well:

  • MHealthy nutrition programs and resources: A variety of programs available, including consultations with dietitians, cooking classes, chef demos, and farmers’ markets
  • Healthy Recipes: An online library of healthy recipes
  • MHealthy Dining Program: Across U-M’s campuses, look for the MHealthy logo in our food service partners’ locations to choose food that is simply smarter for your body
  • Nourish Your Whole Self: Based on the concept of intuitive eating, this program helps to build a lifestyle focused on eating mindfully, being kind to yourself, enjoying movement, and being thankful for your body

Weight Management:

  • U-M Metabolic Fitness Program: Program to reduce risk of Metabolic Syndrome, combining exercise, nutrition, stress management and strategies for behavior change. 24 week program (12 week option also available). By physician referral only; you must have 3 or more of the following: elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood sugar, low HDL, large abdominal girth
  • U-M Weight Management Program: long-term weight management for obese individuals. To qualify, patients must have one of the following: BMI>35, BMI>27 if Asian, or BMI>32 with a weight-related health condition (e.g. type 2 diabetes). This program entails 3 months of meal replacements, followed by a low-calorie diet and a tailored exercise program. You must have BCBSM, Blue Care Network, HAP, or Priority Healthy to be eligible; please note that not all insurance plans through the above insurers offer UM WMP as a covered benefit. Patients may be responsible for copays and meal replacements are not typically covered by insurance 
  • Weight Management & Obesity Program: Implement lifestyle changes to aim for long-term weight management for qualifying obese individuals 

Sleep

  • Sleep Disorders Centers: Three locations for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have trouble sleeping or with daytime alertness

  • Sleep Resources: MHealthy has compiled a variety of tips, programs, and resources to help the university community get quality sleep

Substance Use:

  • Tobacco Consultation Service: A variety of free tobacco treatment services and programs to help you quit
  • Alcohol Management Program: A confidential health education program for those with mild to moderate alcohol problems who want to drink less alcohol or none at all
  • Alcohol Management Fact Sheet: Information about how consumption of less alcohol can have many positive overall health benefits
  • U-M Addiction Treatment Services: Personalized assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, including prescription medications, alcohol, and other drugs

Managing Chronic Conditions:

  • Back Pain: Tips and resources for managing back pain
  • Diabetes Prevention Program: Designed to help qualifying faculty and staff prevent diabetes
  • U-M MEND: Inpatient and outpatient services and education programs in the general area of endocrine and metabolic disorders (such as diabetes) from the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) 
  • Cancer Prevention and Cancer Resources: Links to resources, including many offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Work-related Health:

  • Occupational Health Service: Assistance in the prevention, diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation of job-related illnesses and injuries
  • Ergonomics: Support and resources to improve your comfort and decrease risk of injury at work
  • Change in Ability to Work Resources: Confidential assistance for when you are experiencing a change in your ability to perform effectively at work, whether physical, mental, emotional, etc.
  • Work Connections: Illness and injury assistance

Miscellaneous Physical Well-being:

  • Health Education Resources: Programs and educational materials to meet your various health needs
  • Helping a Friend: Tips for starting a conversation with a friend about concerning behaviors, such as concerns about their well-being, depression, academic issues, drinking behaviors, etc.
  • MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health: Includes an entire suite of health and well-being offerings, including an exercise video library, Path to Wellness programs and Knowledge courses, that focus on many aspects of your physical well-being. All active, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and their U-M health plan enrolled spouse/OQA can access this program on the MHealthy Portal

 Emotional & Mental

Thriving while fully experiencing the diverse range of human emotions, experiences and vulnerabilities.

  • Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO)  provides counseling and consultation services for U-M Ann Arbor campus faculty and staff.
  • Michigan Medicine faculty and staff services are available through the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience.
  • MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health: In addition to being the place for special programs like Active U, the portal has many resources to support your mind and mood. Choose the Exercise Video Library for access to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness videos. It also has self-guided Path to Wellness programs, as well as shorter Knowledge courses. All active, benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and their U-M health plan enrolled spouse/OQA can access this program on the MHealthy Portal.
  • Mental and Emotional Health: Programs and resources for our faculty and staff community. Find contact information for counseling, general information about mental health, a schedule of mental health presentations, tips for stress reductions, and more. 
  • Michigan Medicine Wellness Office: Dedicated to improving workforce well-being, reducing professional burnout, and creating a caring, safe environment where all faculty, staff, and learners at Michigan Medicine can thrive.
  • Be Kind Be Well: Kindness in the workplace can help build collaboration, compassion, and recognition in your colleagues. It simply makes work better for everyone. See resources and take the Be Kind Be Well pledge!
  • U-M Depression Center: Support to help detect depression and bipolar disorders earlier, treat more effectively, prevent recurrences and progression, counteract stigma, and improve public policy.
  • The University Psychological Clinic provides psychoeducational evaluations and evidence-based psychotherapy to students and faculty at the University of Michigan as well as members of the local community and southeast Michigan.
  • U-M Center for the Child and Family: Comprehensive range of mental health services for children and families in the community. 
  • Free drop-in mindfulness sessions for faculty and staff through the Newnan Advising Center
  • Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness: Offers classes in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for a fee.
  • The university's Abuse Hurts initiative is a cross-campus collaboration promoting the prevention of and effective response to domestic or intimate partner abuse and sexual violence affecting members of the university community.

 Environmental

Living in, working in, and contributing to, safe, healthy, and sustainable environments.

 Financial

Developing knowledge and skills for managing financial decisions.

  • University and Community Resources: Resources for financial assistance, housing, transportation assistance, debt counseling and more
  • TIAA and Fidelity: Access investment services, free one-on-one meetings and retirement planning from one of the university’s authorized retirement savings investment companies
  • Attend a live webinar: TIAA's interactive sessions are designed to give you practical, useful information on personal finance and long-term investing. Visit the Live Webinar Lounge to register. Adobe Flash may be required
  • Planning for Retirement: Learn about how to determine when you are eligible for retirement, what happens to your benefits in retirement, and your income options in retirement 
  • Choosing Your Financial Planner: Tips for finding a financial planner who’s right for you 
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care: Tools to help you make smart and cost-effective health care decisions 
  • Uniquely Michigan Deals: MCard deals and discounts available for faculty and staff 
  • PNC Bank and the U-M Credit Union: Customers can access resources available through U-M’s partner financial institution, including financial planning resources 
  • Social Security: See your Social Security balance, estimate your retirement benefits, and more 
  • MHealthy Financial Well-being web page: Includes a collection of programs, information, and university and national resources to help support your financial well-being
  • MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health: Includes Path to Wellness programs and Knowledge courses focused on financial well-being. All active, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and their U-M health plan enrolled spouse/OQA can access this program on the MHealthy Portal powered by Asset Health

 Occupational 

Sustaining and increasing personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

 Social

Developing a sense of connection and belonging, having a well-developed support system, and contributing to a healthy inclusive community. 

 Intellectual 

Pursuing knowledge and skill development. 

 Spiritual

Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

  • Reflection rooms around campus (please check with the facility to confirm availability)
  • Office of Decedent Affairs: Part of the Michigan Medicine Department of Social Work, ODA is the centralized point of contact for ongoing questions and concerns before, during, and after the death of a loved one. Call 734-232-4919, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email SocWk-ODA@med.umich.edu
  • When you need a quiet space for prayer and/or meditation, the following are available to you:
    • University Hospital Chapel, located on the second floor, room 2A215, near the Ford Amphitheater
    • Helen and Mike Vlasic Family Spiritual Care in C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, located on second floor, near the Family Resource Center
    • Quiet rooms in the Cardiovascular Center are located on Floor 2 Room 2501, Floor 2A Room 001B, Floor 4 Room 4141
    • 8th floor chapel in UH South
  • UMHS Spiritual Care Department: 734-936-4041
  • 15 Minutes of Peace: Mott Spiritual Care Chapel; For patients, families, and faculty/staff; led by Imam Kamau Ayubbi, Wednesdays from 12 – 12:15 p.m. 
  • List of Religious Holidays: This is not an inclusive list and there may be other holidays that pose conflicts 
  • Spiritual Care Resources throughout Michigan Medicine
  • Meditation events across campus
  • Meditation and yoga classes available through MHealthy
  • Connect to Community: An online portal that connects University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty to engagement opportunities with non-profits, schools and other community agencies
  • MHealthy Portal, powered by Asset Health: Includes mindfulness videos and a "Reflect" Knowledge course, which is an in-depth exploration of active contemplation, reflection and mindfulness. All active, benefits-eligible faculty, staff and their U-M health plan enrolled spouse/OQA can access this program on the MHealthy Portal