Campus Programs and Resources

Employee Assistance Program

The University of Alabama has contracted with Uprise Health to provide professionally trained counselors to give options and resources for coping more effectively with a variety of life challenges. Access the resource library to find monthly newsletters, support guides, and more.  

Mental Fitness Program

A 4-week program to strengthen your mind and equip you with effective tools and techniques to better manage stress and enhance your resilience, leading to an increased sense of well-being. Register to attend.

Daily Meditation Playlist

From our daily meditation playlist, you’ll learn how to breathe in a way to get as much oxygen to your brain and body as possible, so you can make the most of your meditation practice and get back to work feeling energized and ready for the rest of your day.

UMC Facuty & Staff Wellness Clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Behavioral Health – Providing counseling and stress management as well as grief and bereavement services from doctors, nurses and psychologists with an array of expertise to all University of Alabama employees and their families. In-person or telehealth options available.  These visits are covered as part of UA’s employee BlueCross BlueShield health plan.

By living gratefully, we can embrace life and become more fully engaged in the present.  We can make a shift from being worried and sad to feeling a greater calm and ease.  Begin your journey by following an assortment of activities and tips.

Medication and Mindfulness Resources 

Resources to help you further the practice and integration of mindfulness in your life. 

Insight Timer App 

  • Free app with thousands of meditations, relaxing playlists, stories, and live events
  • Friendly for beginners and long-time practitioners of meditation
  • Can filter based on what you need, time, and type
  • There’s even a special section for the workplace (prep for meeting, focus, commute, unwind after work, set your intentions for the workday, etc.)

Headspace YouTube Channel

  • Free YouTube channel with free guided meditation sessions and educational videos on how to use mindfulness and meditation in all aspects of your life
  • Most videos are about 5 minutes, but there are some longer videos consisting of music to help you relax or focus
  • There’s a section specifically for children to teach them about mindfulness and breathing

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

  • Founded on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness offers meditation recordings, programs, and educational resources for meditation and mindfulness.
  • They even offer mindful poetry

Books to Read

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonical

Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Why Meditate by Matthieu Ricard

10-Minute Mindfulness by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport