blog posts Mental Health and Self Care – New Resource Page Dec 2, 2021 1:30 pm223 views We would like to share a new Mental Health and Self Care resource page with you. Our hope is that you find these resources helpful if you or someone you know are struggling. Be Well Illinois: Feel Like a Million Wellness Challenge Apr 26, 2022 4:30 pm182 views Be Well Illinois invites you to join the Feel Like a Million wellness challenge from May 2 - June 12, 2022. Free Flu Shots for State Health Plan Participants Sep 26, 2022 4:00 pm145 views Seasonal flu shots are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and retirees that are state health plan participants. Be Well Illinois Wellness Challenge Oct 19, 2021 12:00 pm127 views Be Well Illinois invites State employees, retirees, and covered dependents to participate in a 6-week Coast-to-Coast wellness challenge. Participants will record physical activity and have the opportunity to explore meditation and mindful eating activities. Know Your U - Wellness Webinars Now Available! Oct 12, 2020 11:00 am59 views Central Management Services (CMS) offers monthly wellness webinars, presented by Magellan Healthcare. Click on the link to join the webinar, registration is not required. Recorded webinars are also available if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. CMS Webinar Monday 2/22 - Exploring Disparities in Black Heart Health Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am38 views A special presentation by CMS and Be Well Illinois is available on Monday, February 22, at 11AM. November 2022 Wellness Connection Nov 3, 2022 1:00 pm4 views The November 2022 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver, Gallo Pinto (Rice and Beans Costa Rican dish), Take a Proactive Approach this Winter to Combatting SAD, Having the Talk, Interview with Marcy Kujawski, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Counselor, Faculty Staff Assistance Services. February 2023 Wellness Connection Feb 1, 2023 1:00 pm0 views The February 2023 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Heart Health, Chupe de Camarones (Peruvian Shrimp Chowder), Cancer Doesn't Wait and Neither Should You, and Interview with Ann Marie Jack Haluzak. February 2022 Wellness Connection Feb 3, 2022 8:30 am0 views The February 2022 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Trends of Excitement!, Freezer Breakfast Burritos, Having a Healthy Relationship with Food, The Benefits of Organizing your Home, and Interview with Angela Dietz. Support for our students, faculty and staff Mar 15, 2022 8:45 am0 views Dear students, faculty and staff: On behalf of the University of Illinois System, we are deeply outraged by the unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine and the worsening humanitarian crisis facing the people there. We stand with the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities in sharply condemning the unnecessary use of force and calling for an end to this devastating conflict. During this very difficult time, the safety and well-being of our students and other members of our U of I community who are impacted by this tragedy are our No. 1 priority. Our three universities have been reaching out directly to offer support resources to students, staff and faculty who may be in need. As a university system, which welcomes students from all over the world and has a long history of global reach and partnership, we hold dear our values of inclusivity and treating each other with dignity and respect, and we advocate for peaceful diplomacy as the means to conflict resolution. We will continue to support each other and promote civility for every member of the U of I System community, at our universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield, across the country and around the world. We understand the situation may be very stressful and cause anxiety for some. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the student or employee services office at your university. There are many available support resources, which are shown in the links below. Our deepest sympathy goes to all those who are suffering, and we stand firm in disavowing the violence and the destruction being forced upon the people of Ukraine. Sincerely, Tim KilleenPresident Avijit GhoshInterim Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert J. JonesChancellor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Michael D. AmiridisChancellor, University of Illinois Chicago Karen M. WhitneyInterim Chancellor, University of Illinois Springfield Support Resources: StudentsUIUC Student Assistance Center or (217) 333-0050; firstname.lastname@example.org UIC Student Assistance Center UIS Counseling Center Support Resources: Faculty and StaffEmployee Assistance Programs May 2022 Wellness Connection May 4, 2022 1:00 pm0 views The May 2022 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: UI Stride Spring Campaign - Know Your System; Ground Turkey Taco Skillet; Yes, Meditation Can Help With That!; Food Safety During Summer Months, Interview with Dena Lawrence, Ed. M. June 2021 Wellness Connection Jun 2, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The June 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Active Recovery for Better Workouts, Cherry Berry Smoothie, Step Up for PTSD Awareness, The Benefits of the Great Outdoors, and A BIG Thank You to Leana Coffey. July 2021 Wellness Connection Jul 7, 2021 3:30 pm0 views The July 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Strengthen Your Social Muscles, Southwestern Crockpot Chicken, Healthy Habits, The Power of Time Off, and Employee Spotlight with Cassie Tafilaw. August 2022 Wellness Connection Aug 3, 2022 1:00 pm0 views The August 2022 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Color Your Plate, Tostadas de Pollo (Chichek Tostadas), Healthy Boundaries are a Form of Self-Care, Wellness and Wellbeing for Pets, Interview with UI Stride Know Your System Individual & Team Winners. August 2021 Wellness Connection Aug 4, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The August 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Summer Sun Safety Month, Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans, Self-Care: Finding the Time, Eight Dimensions of Wellness, and an Interview with the UI Stride Winners. September 2021 Wellness Connection Sep 1, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The September 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Lifestyle Changes to Improve Cholesterol, Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Onions, Addiction and the Brain, Prepare to Protect, and Interview with Vice President Adrienne Nazon. October 2021 Wellness Connection Oct 6, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The October 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: Healthy Lung Month, Stuffed Pepper Casserole, Know When to Get Help for Stress, Improving Emotional Intelligence, and Wellness Lessons Learned During the Pandemic Survey Report. November 2021 Wellness Connection Nov 3, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The November 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: World Kindness Day, White Chicken Chili, It is Never Too Late!, Family History is Worth Knowing, and an Interview with Amy Glenn, Assistant Director for Business Process Improvement for AITS. December 2021 Wellness Connection Dec 1, 2021 1:00 pm0 views The December 2021 Wellness Connection Newsletter is now available! In this issue: International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Tex-Mex Lasagna, Make Giving a Year-round Part of Your Life, and Winterizing Your Home.