Looking to infuse well-being into the day to day work of your department? liveWELL and campus partners can assist you. Here are tools to get you started.
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Become a Wellness Ambassador

Wellness Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting our mission by acting as liaisons between their departments and liveWELL.

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Apply for a Wellness Grant

liveWELL awards Wellness Grants to departments to support activities that promote healthy habits in the workplace and contribute to a culture of well-being.

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Nominate a Wellness Hero

Wellness Heroes are nominated because they inspire healthy habits and contribute to a culture of health and well-being at the University of Iowa.

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Well-Being Toolkits

Are you looking to infuse mental health and well-being into the day-to-day culture of your department? Use the suggested activities and instructions in the provided toolkits to encourage conversations and practice skills for well-being. These activities range from 5-20 minutes in duration and can be led by your department’s Wellness Ambassador or anyone who is interested in facilitating an activity for your department. If you have questions on how to tailor an activity to your group, liveWELL is here to help.

Download this Habit Tracker to keep track of your well-being activities every week!

Request a Well-Being Workshop

liveWELL, Family Services and UI EAP provide well-being and mental health workshops to departments that focus on increasing skills for healthy behaviors and well-being. We appreciate at least six weeks notice to schedule the workshop with an available staff member and a minimum of 12 attendees. If your work group is small, consider combining a request with a partner program. If we are unable to accommodate your request, we will consult with you about alternatives to presentations and training to support well-being in your department. 


Does your team know about all the well-being resources available to them? Learn about the broad range of UI well-being programs and services and how they can be accessed.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about faculty and staff well-being programs and resources
  • Understand how to participate in well-being programs and access resources
  • Identify ways to support health and well-being in your department
  • Participate in a guided 15-minute activity in the following well-being areas: mental well-being (stress management/relaxation, self-care, positive psychology, or gratitude), physical activity, nutrition, or behavior change (healthy habits).

Juggling work and home life can be overwhelming, leading our own needs to be put on the back burner. Identify quick wins for self-care and emotional well-being.

Boundaries are key to healthy relationships — with yourself and others, at work, and in your personal life. This Employee Assistance Program (EAP) presentation will identify what boundaries are, why you need them, and how to set them — including different contexts and situations we encounter at work and home. Various boundaries and communication styles will be reviewed.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) contributes to success at work and in your personal life. In this Employee Assistance Program (EAP) presentation, learn ways to understand your own emotions and the emotions of those around you.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will guide you through this basic training to increase your understanding of the warning signs of suicide and how to be helpful to someone in crisis.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will teach you about sleep, insomnia, and provide tips to improve your sleep.

Request a Well-Being Presentation

Please enter a phone number where you can be reached.
We require a minimum of 12 attendees.
How long is the workshop?
What format would you prefer?
If requesting a hybrid workshop with a presenter onsite, we require at least 12 attendees in person.
Is your department/unit leadership aware and supportive of this request?
Please share a few details on the goals of this workshop, why it is an important topic for your unit, and how employees will benefit. If you are requesting the Well-Being Services Overview and 15-Minute Well-Being Activity, please let us know what type of activity you prefer from the list provided.