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The Wellness Wall

UMass Lowell is pleased to offer our community The Wellness Wall. The Wall provides building blocks for a healthy foundation. Click on a block to find wellness  resources. Build a better you!

Healthy Happenings - New and Now

  • AUG
    04

    Developing cultural competence means that we move toward a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore (1) personal values and experiences, (2) how these personal experiences impact behavior and relationships with others, and (3) the ways in which University policies and practices contribute to creating an inclusive and positive work environment. 

    9:00 AM
  • AUG
    07

    The goal of this workshop is to give participants practical tools to manage their career trajectory. From resume writing, to cover letter writing and behavioral interviewing tips and techniques, to practical advice on finding a mentor, networking, navigating an elevator pitch and giving your career an annual assessment.

    9:00 AM
  • AUG
    12
    Creating an inclusive and respectful environment begins with being mindful about how we communicate. This workshop will introduce participants to specific strategies that can be used across a variety of communication methods. This includes aspects of written and oral communication such as social media content, website content, emails, and how we approach meetings, trainings, and daily work interactions. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current communication practices and develop an action plan for future use and implementation.
    9:00 AM
  • SEP
    16

    Access Ally Training is geared towards faculty and staff that want to broaden their skills and knowledge base to best respond to the needs of those in our campus community with sensory, neurological, learning and physical differences. In connecting with students, technology can either be a barrier or a bridge. Learn how to use technology in a way that will enable students to fully participate in what you are offering. This includes creating accessible documents/materials, creating accessible websites, and auditing technology for accessibility. The goals for this workshop include: (1) How to use universal design to create an Inclusive environment; (2) Technology usage to provide access and remove barriers (3) Understanding the strengths of different learners and improving outcomes for everyone.

    9:00 AM
  • OCT
    14

    Access Ally Training is geared towards faculty and staff that want to broaden their skills and knowledge base to best respond to the needs of those in our campus community with sensory, neurological, learning and physical differences. In connecting with students, technology can either be a barrier or a bridge. Learn how to use technology in a way that will enable students to fully participate in what you are offering. This includes creating accessible documents/materials, creating accessible websites, and auditing technology for accessibility. The goals for this workshop include: (1) How to use universal design to create an Inclusive environment; (2) Technology usage to provide access and remove barriers (3) Understanding the strengths of different learners and improving outcomes for everyone.

    9:00 AM
  • OCT
    27

    Sometimes ideas, beliefs, and assumptions are so ingrained in our unconscious mind that we don’t realize how they might be influencing our daily interactions and decisions. These assumptions can influence how we perceive people and groups, and can often be a barrier to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. In this workshop participants will learn how our brain internalizes messages on an unconscious level and how these messages can show up in our work and in our interactions. Participants will also develop strategies to reduce and eliminate implicit bias.

    9:00 AM
  • FEB
    25

    Join us as we bring together the UML women community to diversity the conversation on Mental health to strategically advance the environment that fosters engagement and leadership while building understanding among UML women students, faculty and staff members.

    5:30 PM
  • MAR
    31

    How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance. This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

    9:00 AM
  • APR
    28

    The cornerstone of any mindfulness practice is meditation. Formal meditation exercises are employed as a method for steadying the mind, so that one feels empowered to approach every moment, task, and interaction with an attitude of curiosity, receptivity, and wakefulness. Individuals wishing to get the most out of their pursuit of mindfulness find that learning and practicing formal meditation exercises with an expert instructor, alongside likeminded practitioners, is essential to deepening their understanding and commitment. There are many types of meditation, and this session will introduce and offer sustained periods of practice in a variety of techniques, such as the body scan; sitting and walking meditation; gentle yoga; and compassion-based practices. The session provides a setting that promotes not only practice, but also inquiry; participants will be encouraged to raise questions related to impediments they may be experiencing, and will receive tips on how to bring increased energy to their methods of practice, all while building a sense of community. Special clothing or equipment is not required—please just dress comfortably!

    9:00 AM
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Accessing & Managing Your Resources

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Intellectual

Your Creativity & Learning

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Mental Health

Your Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Students
Resources (drugs & alcohol, disabilities, veterans, depression and more)
UMatter (suicide prevention, mental health and overall wellness) 
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Career

Your Collegiate & Career Path

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Physical

Taking Care of Your Body

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Social

Your Engagement & Inclusiveness

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Spiritual

Your Beliefs, Meaning & Purpose

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Environmental

Stewardship of Our Resources