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Healthy Workplace Initiative

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UMass Lowell Mental Health Action Day

Please join us for the first-ever UMass Lowell Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20, 2021 as we all recognize this day and encourage our whole community to take care of ourselves and each other. Learn more.

We are delighted to introduce the Healthy Workplace initiative. See below for health and wellness programs and information available to the campus and Lowell communities.

Mission

The Healthy Workplace Committee is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach, Environmental and Emergency Management, and the Labor Unit leaders on campus. The Committee is convened to provide guidance and advice around issues related to University employee health and safety policies, programs, and practices. The Committee’s overarching goals are preventing, tracking and remedying workplace hazards and providing a workplace environment that promotes overall health and wellbeing. Committee members participate on one or more subcommittees to achieve progress on specific policies, programs and activities that support the overarching goals. Subcommittees recommend programs to meet as identified.

Vision vision

By 2016, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will be recognized as a great place to work with progressive programs in workplace health and safety. University students, faculty and staff will collaborate to promote healthy environments and personal health as part of our campus culture of learning and working with purpose.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) EAP

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a UMass Lowell-sponsored program to provide employees with confidential assistance with stress, substance abuse, family concerns and other personal problems. This program is managed by ComPsych.

These benefits are confidential and are available to all faculty and staff and their immediate family/household members.

There are two ways to access your benefits:

  • Call 844-393-4983. You'll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.
  • Visit ComPsych GuidanceResources Online website. You will need to register and create a user name and password. Your organizational web ID is UMASS.

Resources related to handling loss/grief: 

Healthy Campus Campaign healthy

The goal of the Healthy Campus Campaign is to cultivate collaborations which will help to promote physical health and improve nutrition on campus.

Free Wheelers Program freewheelers

Free Wheelers is a campus-wide bike share program which provides free bikes for students, faculty and staff to borrow. Pick up a bike in one of the designated locations and return it to another. Bikes are available from the beginning of the fall semester through mid-November and from mid-April through commencement during daylight hours.

Campus Recreation Campus-Recreation

Campus Recreation has gone virtual! Find out how we can continue to help you stay active, connected, and find adventure! Visit the Campus Recreation website to find ways to explore your options.