Work + Life Connections Resources
Work+Life Connections is a free, voluntary, confidential benefit. Employees are eligible for up to five consultations per year. These consultations may be individual or involve a spouse, sponsored dependent or other family member. All faculty, regular employees(FTE 0 .50 or greater), spouses, sponsored dependents, unmarried children up to the age of 25 (or older if disabled before the age of 25) and UK retirees are eligible for services.
Following are some reasons you might want to schedule a consultation:
- Depression, anxiety, grief and other mental health concerns
- Parenting, divorce, separation or family and relationship concerns
- Stress management/relaxation skills
- Work performance difficulties
- Alcohol or drug concerns and assessments for self or family.
- Dealing with and learning about new emotional or physical health diagnosis
- Communication issues
- Crisis counseling
Work+Life Connections will also provide department crisis and grief counseling, in the event of the death of a colleague, department reorganization, reduction in force, etc.
For a free consultation, contact Ann Bassoni, LCSW, WLC Coordinator, at (859)257-9433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
24 hour hotlines are available to assist you with a variety of situations
Stress is a reaction to a changing, demanding environment. Change happens all the time; stress is, in large part, what we feel when we are reacting to it. Stress is about our capacity to handle change. People's reaction to stress varies. Symptoms of Stress (pdf) contains a comprehensive list of the many different ways people may experience stress as well as a helpful worksheet.
Reframing for Relaxation
Relaxation response, restructuring thoughts, and guided imagery are just a few of the techniques for stress management you will find in Reframing for Relaxation Techniques (pdf).
A self screening instrument can be a positive first step and a helpful tool for you to use to determine if your symptoms warrant making an appointment with a mental health professional. However, by itself the screening tool cannot diagnose problems and does not replace in any way a formal psychiatric or psychological evaluation or visit with your primary care physician. If you do make an appointment it may be helpful to bring the self-screening instrument in with you.
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Contact Work+Life Connections today:
- (859) 218-0461