Managing Stress and Behavioral Health

Included in this section are on-campus and on-line stress management outlets, alcohol and substance use resources, sleep information, and grief and loss support. If you or a family member are going through challenging times in any of these areas, there are a number of free resources available to you.

UI Employee Assistance Program (UI EAP)

UI EAP provides counseling, consultation and educational services designed to enhance the health, performance and well-being of individuals and their families. This confidential service is provided by licensed counselors and is at no cost to the employee or family members. For assistance email UI EAP or call 319-335-2085. 

UI EAP can assist you with a number of health and well-being related issues including:

liveWELL Health Coach Service

The liveWELL Program offers a one-on-one Health Coach service that is free for faculty and staff. Health Coaching may focus on stress-related goals and activities to help you relax. Referrals to UI EAP and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are provided as appropriate, as well as other referral options to suit your needs. Health Coaches are available in person or via telephone.  For assistance contact via email or call 319-353-2973.

UI Learning & Development

Provides a variety of online and in-person classes and resources for faculty and staff, including stress management. For assistance contact 319-335-2687 or find resources via myquickcoach.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Through the practice of mindfulness meditation you may live a full life with greater balance and ease, even amidst the busyness of daily living or the challenges presented by physical or mental health limitations. For assistance contact via email or call 319-384-5089.

Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC)

WRAC provides counseling services and support groups to University students, faculty, staff and the Iowa City community. For assistance contact 319-335-1486.  

Chemical Dependency Services

Provides outpatient treatment programs for both alcohol and/or drug abuse. Trained staff work through both individual and group counseling sessions. In addition, OWI evaluations are provided. For assistance contact 319-384-8765.