• Emotional


    Emotional Wellness: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

  • Environmental


    Environmental Wellness: Encouraging good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments.

  • Financial


    Financial Wellness: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.

  • Intellectual


    Intellectual Wellness: Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand on skills.

  • Occupational


    Occupational Wellness: Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work.

  • Physical


    Physical Wellness: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.

  • Social


    Social Wellness: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and support.

  • Spiritual


    Spiritual Wellness: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

At UNMC, we make wellness a priority for our students, faculty and staff.

Through programs, talks and activities, UNMC keeps a constant focus on living healthfully and performing to the best of our ability. From our newly upgraded on-site fitness facility and counseling programs to professional development and campus events, UNMC encompasses wellness in every way, emphasizing that it is defined as "a dynamic process of learning new life skills and becoming aware of and making conscious choices toward a more balanced and healthy lifestyle."

Wellness as a lifestyle is described by a model, in which each of eight dimensions influences our sense of well-being or quality of life, and each affects and overlaps with one another.

Relaxation Response Meditation Instructions
Wellness Resources

Stress Management
 Free Heartland B-cycle Membership
Wellness Through Doing: Gardening

 Mental health resources

  • Peers in Need of Support (PiNS) - For colleagues who'd like 1:1 peer support, Nebraska Medicine's confidential Peers in Need of Support (PINS) program is available. Email the PiNS team and someone will reach out to you promptly. 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): - Free counseling services for students and residents
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Counseling services for faculty and staff

Peer support and connection:

  • Behavioral Health Connection Program – A staff to help you connect to resources in our community, including mental health services, support groups, housing assistance, medical care options, transportation, and prescription assistance programs. Staff are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (402) 836-9292
  • Keep Teaching Canvas Course: Resources and support for UNMC faculty and staff, including campus updates, key support services, health/wellbeing, and technology
  • Keep Learning Canvas Course: Resources and support for UNMC students, including campus updates, key support services, health/wellbeing, and technology

Helpful Apps:

  • UCLA Mindfulness App: Free app to practice mindfulness and meditation
  • CBT-i Coach: Free app for people who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits
  • VA Mindfulness Coach: Free app that provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help you understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice


Support for Children:

Anxiety, Coping, Wellness:

  • Resilience Webinars – watch the resilience workshop for healthcare workers
  • NPR Tiny Desk Concerts: To calm your mind
  • Free Guided Meditations: By a physician, created for the Coronavirus crisis
  • Coronavirus Anxiety: Toolkit developed to manage Coronavirus anxiety including free meditations
  • Staying Healthy: Tips summarized by a physician
  • SAMHSA Training and Resources: Including material on compassion fatigue, telepsychiatry, managing anxiety, dealing with opioid replacement issues
  • Arbor Family Counseling, which provides counseling assistance to UNMC employees through the Employee Assistance Program, has created a video with on how to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and embrace “the new normal” through connection, commitment and community. The video includes tips on stress relief, focusing on the positive, dealing with anxiety and sadness and other helpful suggestions.
  • UNMC Talent Treasure Trove: An online mini-series created by the UNMC Alumni Association and UNMC Campus Wellness Program.  These short videos are meant to provide viewers with a daily dose of positivity, perhaps laughter, helpful insight for life or just a pleasant time-out from the daily norm, all while showcasing the talents of faculty, staff, students, fellow colleagues, and alumni. To get involved or learn more, send an email to alumni@unmcalumni.org.
  • Mental Health & Wellness Guide for Public Service Professionals

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