Emotional Wellness Resources

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Emotional Wellness

Our emotional wellness manifests in our ability to meet the world with optimism, trust, and a sturdy sense of self-esteem.

Emotional Wellness

UF Mindfulness

The vision of the University of Florida (UF) Mindfulness initiative is to create a more mindful UF campus. Visit the UF Mindfulness website to learn more about mindfulness, find helpful resources and learn about upcoming events.

Sleep Resources

Complete the 14-day Sleep Challenge to improve your sleep habits, develop a bedtime routine and get better sleep. Learn more about the Sleep Challenge.

WorkLife at UF

Visit UF’s WorkLife website to explore the many wellness, family and community resources available to you as a UF employee. Some resources are applicable to both UF and UF Health employees.

Beyond the Stress Ball

This powerful workshop offers practical tools for managing stress that go beyond traditional advice. You’ll learn how effective thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques can lower your stress level and increase your quality of life. Email GatorCare wellness manager Morgan Papworth at papwom@shands.ufl.edu to schedule.

Happiness Hacks

We all wish to lead a happy life but we’ve been programmed to look for happiness in all the wrong places. What we think would make a big difference in our happiness actually doesn’t, and the things that would make a meaningful impact are often overlooked. This workshop will present twelve science-backed ways to improve your happiness today! Are you ready to be happier? Email GatorCare wellness manager Morgan Papworth at papwom@shands.ufl.edu to schedule.

The Purpose of Purpose

Did you know that defining and connecting to your purpose on a daily basis can improve your health, your work and your happiness? This workshop will explain the science behind purpose, help you craft your own purpose, and provide tangible ways to live ‘on purpose’ every day. This offering runs 90 minutes. A 60-minute version is available but requires participants to complete a worksheet prior to the live presentation. Email GatorCare wellness manager Morgan Papworth at papwom@shands.ufl.edu to schedule.

12 Tweaks to a Healthier You

12 Tweaks was a program run in 2017 that encouraged a new small and sustainable habit each month for the entire year. Check out the habits related to emotional wellness including: Unplug to Plug In, Sleep, Jumpstart, and Gratitude.

Advanced Directives

You have the right to make decisions about your own medical treatment. These decisions become more difficult if, due to illness or change in mental condition, you are unable to tell your doctor and loved ones what kind of healthcare treatments you want. That is why it is important for you to make your wishes known in advance. Learn more about Advanced Directives on UF Health’s website.

UF Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Four free confidential visits for employees and dependents for assessment, counseling and referral from licensed counselors. Learn more about the UF Health EAP on the UF Health website. *Available to UF Health employees only

Confidential Online Screening

Web-based, confidential screening for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders. Learn more about confidential online screenings on the UF Health EAP page. *Available to UF Health employees only

UF Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Six free confidential visits for employees and dependents for assessment, counseling, and referral from licensed counselors. Learn more about the UF EAP on UF’s website. *Available to UF employees only

UMatter, We Care

Extends UF’s caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress, and providing those in distress with appropriate resources to receive professional, confidential assistance. Visit the UMatter, We Care website. *Available to UF employees only

UF Fear and Anxiety Disorders Clinic

Dedicated to fostering a better understanding of anxiety and fear as well as improving assessment and treatment for anxiety disorders, and regularly conducts research studies with assessments available at no cost. Learn more about the Fear & Anxiety Disorders clinic. *Available to UF employees only