Photo of staff participating in the Challenge Experience at the Rec Center.

Health and Wellness Services has launched a number of new programs and services for CU Boulder employees. Check out all the programs that are available this spring.

1. Employee Wellness Fair: Healthier U at CU

Invest in your health and wellness by stopping by the upcoming Employee Wellness Fair to explore benefits, learn about resources, try out hands-on wellness activities, enter to win prizes and more. This fair will feature an assortment of campus and community resources. Participants will be able to find support for childcare, mental health, energy savings, wellness benefits and more. No registration required.

Join us: Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kittredge Multipurpose Room

Learn more about Healthier U at CU

2. Wellness events

CU Boulder employees can access a number of wellness programs provided by Health Promotion and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).

Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesday workshops are available for staff and faculty to engage in self-care activities, learn about campus resources and build community. Themes rotate regularly, allowing participants to come and go as they please.

FSAP workshops

FSAP is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. They will be providing a variety of free workshops for CU employees to cover topics like mental health, physical wellness, parenting, finances and more.

3. AcademicLiveCare

Health and Wellness Services is now offering AcademicLiveCare (ALC) to staff and faculty to support their physical, emotional and mental health. ALC is a telehealth platform that allows you to schedule medical and mental health appointments virtually. Through this program, you can see board-certified healthcare professionals from your home, office or anywhere you go. All you need is a smartphone, computer, tablet or other mobile device.

Staff and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of benefits through their employee health insurance plan and on-campus resources like the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). However, AcademicLiveCare can provide supplemental support for:

  • Evening, weekend and after-hours appointments
  • Faculty and staff who are traveling or working out of state
  • Faculty and staff who want one-time or short-term mental health services
  • Faculty and staff who want ongoing, long-term support or weekly counseling sessions

Note: This program is open to all CU employees and does not use health insurance benefits.

Learn more about AcademicLiveCare

4. Training opportunities

Employees can engage in a number of training opportunities, including new courses that focus on mental health and student support.

Skills for Mental Health Support (Skillsoft)

This course provides a brief overview of mental health support. Participants will gain an understanding of why mental health is important, how it can impact academic and job success and support resources that are available. You will also learn to recognize signs of distress, respond effectively and refer someone to appropriate resources.

Recognize, Respond, Refer: Skills and Practice

This 2-hour workshop builds on the Skills for Mental Health Support Skillsoft training course. This course provides additional time to help staff and faculty practice what they’ve learned, engage in hands-on experiences and ask additional questions.

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed Skills for Mental Health Support before completing this training. 

Request a training for your department or sign up for an individual training.

How to register for in-person trainings through Skillsoft:

1. Log on to Skillsoft.
2. Select CU Boulder.
3. From the menu on the left, select Instructor Led Training (ILT).
4. Select the Sub-category CU Boulder: Health and Wellness Services.
5. Select UCB: Recognize, Respond, Refer.
6. Select the Sessions tab.
7. Hover over a session and click Enroll in the Actions column.

5. Free fitness classes

Employees will now be able to access employee-only fitness classes at the Main Student Recreation Center on campus. These 45-minute classes will be available twice per month in person and virtually. Strength training and all-level yoga classes will be available and rotate each week. 

No Rec Center membership needed. Pre-registration is required for in-person classes. 

Learn more and register for classes

Additional programs

Check out a full list of programs and services available to CU Boulder employees through Health and Wellness Services.

Explore employee wellness programs