Employee Well-Being

Well-being at the University of Iowa is a process focused on life-long learning that promotes and sustains optimal health, personal connectedness, meaningful experiences, and a purposeful life. When employees have a high sense of well-being, they are better able to bring their best and authentic self to work, be physically and mentally prepared to show up, communicate well, and serve the mission of the University of Iowa.  liveWELL, the Employee Assistance Program, and Family Services along with many partners have services to address every facet of well-being:
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Financial Well-Being

Browse a complete guide to financial well-being resources, or take a closer look at retirement planning, employee discounts, or flexible spending accounts.

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Physical Health

Look to free health coaching for personalized advice and motivation, or enjoy subsidized memberships at state-of-the-art recreation facilities.

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Workplace Wellness

Win grant funding for local initiatives, nominate Wellness Heroes, and get help coping with crisis or managing challenges facing supervisors.

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Family & Relationships

Find resources for child care and elder care, confront alcohol and substance abuse, or seek confidential help with any family or relationship concern.

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Emotional Support

Talk to us about free, short-term counseling, or find info about depression and anxiety, stress management, or grief and loss.

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Resilience Resources

Learn to develop skills for self-care, adaptability, emotional intelligence, and more, or boost your resilience through healthy sleep.

Employee Well-Being Events

liveWELL: Design Your Well-Being - Engineering Good Habits for Life

Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:10pm to 12:50pm

In this training, you will learn a quick overview of the science of habits and why we do what we do.  Walk away with tips, tools, and resources to help you design lifelong, healthy habits. For more information, please visit our website at https://hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/livewell-trainings.

liveWELL: Design Your Well-Being - Engineering Good Habits for Life

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:10pm to 12:50pm

In this training, you will learn a quick overview of the science of habits and why we do what we do.  Walk away with tips, tools, and resources to help you design lifelong, healthy habits.  For more information, please visit our website at https://hr.uiowa.edu/livewell/livewell-trainings.

liveWELL: Taste of Mindfulness: Intention

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:10pm to 12:50pm

In this session, the role of intention in mindfulness practice will be explored.  Intention is about doing something on purpose in a certain way, rather than automatically or out of habit.  So, for example, we might choose to taste what we are eating for lunch today, rather than automatically being lost in ruminating over the events of the morning or our plans for the afternoon.  When we are intentional about what we pay attention to and how we are paying attention to it in any given moment,…

Employee Well-Being News

Taking Care of our Hawkeye Community: Expert Knowledge from around Campus

One of the most pressing needs you may be facing is recovering or supporting the recovery of emotional health and well-being during times of isolation, division, illness, and grief. We have been through a lot, and our physical and emotional recovery is top of mind. liveWELL’s Senior Director, Megan Hammes, interviews campus experts with some important questions as we consider our return to campus and global recovery.
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