UCI HR Wellness Spotlights



Life is busy and full of unplanned challenges. We are proud to introduce the Life Resources Program to help our faculty and other academic appointees, staff, emeriti, and retirees, and their families, manage many of life’s demands. Administered by ComPsych® GuidanceResources, this program is free, voluntary, completely confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Life Resources Program can help you and your family with both personal and work-related concerns by providing confidential counseling, advising and concierge services.
Wellness Ambassador

Join Anytime - Become a 2023 UCI Wellness Ambassador

UCI Wellness Ambassadors are volunteers at all UCI Locations (including virtual) that help create a culture of whole-person wellness within the workplace by promoting participation and engagement in Wellness programs, services, and events. If you have enthusiasm and passion for wellness, join our 2023 UCI Wellness Ambassador team and play an important role in creating a culture of whole-person wellness at UCI.
housing assistance

New UCI Staff Housing Assistance Program Launched

UCI Staff Assembly is excited to announce a brand new program to aid UCI staff who are at risk of housing loss. Offered in conjunction with UCI Human Resources, the UCI Staff Housing Assistance Program is a confidential program intended to provide short-term, emergency-based support. Aid can provide support towards payment of rent, mortgage or a security deposit to secure rental.
Mental Health Check Ins

Free Mental Health Check-Ins for Employees

Free virtual one on one 30-minute appointments for support, or an anxiety and depression screening. Sessions are held with the UCI SSIHI Faculty and Staff Support Services Coordinator. Both options will be followed by recommendations and referrals to improve your mental health, and you will learn about additional available resources.
Culinary Health

Register Now for the Culinary Health Webinar Series

Formerly known as Culinary Medicine, this new series is still based on the UCI School of Medicine Culinary Medicine curriculum. Each 50-minute workshop is led by a UCI Health SSIHI provider and includes a demonstration from UCI SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo (formerly with Campus Recreation) on a relevant daily meal plan consisting of breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner dishes. Join your co-workers to kick off this new nutritional education series.
Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities for UCI Employees

UCI HR Wellness has partnered with UCI Faculty & Staff Support to offer free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings this Fall. The training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Join a quick 1-hour overview or attend the full certification course. Registration required in the UCLC.

Register Now for Free Onsite and Virtual Fitness Classes

Join your co-workers for a quick, convenient workout during your work-week. Workouts are offered at multiple times and locations. Register now for the upcoming series. The normal $5 registration fee for the series has been waived for 2024. Join anytime. Registration required.
UCI Health

Wellness Specifically for UCI Health Employees

In addition to all of the wellness programs available to UCI and UCI Health employees enterprisewide, we have launched specific offerings to support our frontline employees at UCI Health.

2023 Webinar Series for Managers and Supervisors

Managing people in today’s workforce is not easy. Stress is a common issue and balancing work and family obligations continue to put pressure on UCI employees. As a Supervisor or Manager, the Life Resources Program (LRP) provides you with the support and consultation you might need when these personal concerns spill into the workplace and begin to affect an employee’s behavior and/or performance. Join live monthly Webinars and orientations available specifically to support UCI people leaders.
Bright Horizons

Get Back-up Care and Family Support When You Need It

UCI has partnered with Bright Horizons® to offer subsidized Back-Up Care™ and Additional Family Supports for all UCI faculty/academics, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students. The program also includes academic support for your family such as virtual camps and tutoring and the College Coach program. For more information visit families.uci.edu or download the overview poster.
Financial Classes

Attend a Virtual Financial Education Webinar, or 1-on-1 Financial Planning Session

Fidelity hosts a variety of virtual financial education opportunities including Webinars on a variety of topics each month and personalized and 1-on-1 virtual appointments. No matter where you are in your financial wellness journey, learn more about resources and expertise available to you. Email UCI Fidelity Financial Planner, Jason Walters to set up a 1-on-1 Zoom financial planning session.
Future of Work

Future of Work Resources to Support Well-being

As many of us transition to a changed workplace, the health, well-being, and success of our community remains our top priority. We are committed to fostering a healthy and supportive environment that encourages students, faculty, and staff to do their best work, while offering flexibility in compliance with public health guidance and protocols. Explore tools and strategies to enhance resiliency and maintain success in a remote work environment.
Working Well Remotely Webinar Series

Recorded UCI Working Well™ Remotely Webinars Available

Each webinar in the series is catered to supporting you through ongoing times of change and uncertainty and providing you with guidance on self-care. The series is hosted by members of senior leadership from UCI Health and campus, and features expert panelists from UCI and our benefits providers.

Explore the Many Perks and Discounts Available to UCI Employees

As a part of the UCI Community, Faculty and Staff have many discounts available to them. Take advantage of these money saving opportunities.