Lifewise EAP Webinar: Mindful Eating

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On September 25, 2019, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Mindful Eating

Description: Habits of mindless eating are not easy to change. Learn how to pay attention to the experience of eating and drinking and its benefits inside and outside the body

The monthly webinars are approximately an hour in length and are conducted live at 11AM and 2PM on the scheduled day, but, even if you are unable to view the webinars live you can listen to the recordings at a later date.

Click here to sign up for this webinar today.

USERNAME: UMKC

PASSWORD: EAP

Once you login please click on Webcasts, please select the webinar listed under the 2019 schedule.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: Dealing With Difficult Coworkers

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On August 21, 2019, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Dealing With Difficult Coworkers

Description: Uncover your triggers, understand why certain personalities can be difficult to work with professionally and create practical strategies for dealing with the situations.

The monthly webinars are approximately an hour in length and are conducted live at 11am and 2pm on the scheduled day, but, even if you are unable to view the webinars live you can listen to the recordings at a later date.

Click here to sign up for this webinar today.

USERNAME: UMKC

PASSWORD: EAP

Once you login please click on Webcasts, please select the webinar listed under the 2019 schedule.

May Wellness Updates

Cycle 2 of the Wellness Incentive has started and will end on September 30, 2019. If you have issues logging into your Cerner portal, please call them at 888-252-8150.

May is Bike month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Below are a few examples of healthy habits that can boost your mental health.

  • Sleep: Sleep recharges the mind and body. Lack of sleep can raise cortisol (the stress hormone) levels and heighten a person’s fight or flight response. Sleep allows new neural pathways to form and may contribute to resilience.
  • Nutrition: Food is not only fuel. It also impacts which hormones the body produces. Eating certain foods helps boost serotonin levels, which can improve mood.
  • Exercise: Studies show regular exercise can help relieve stress and improve mood. It has also been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.

Nurturing the body through self-care can provide more energy for other activities that boost mental health, but for some that is not enough. If you want more information or need help, please contact our Employee Assistance Program for help. https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits/eap

Tai Chi for Health

12:10pm to 1:00pm. Mondays,  May 6 – July 29, 2019 (no class on May 27)

Room 306, Grant Hall, Volker Campus

Fee: $55

Spring Vegan Pasta E Fagioli is the recipe for the month.

Click HERE for the recipe

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Service Center at 816-235-1621.

UMKC Benefits – Wellness and Program Resources

Join us on April 15th for UM System wellness program updates and to learn more about navigating through the UnitedHealthCare site, myUHC.com.

Mandy Schick, the UM System Wellness Program Coordinator, will be here to teach you about the Wellness Incentive and ways to improve physical, emotional, financial and workplace wellness.

Caroline Murphy, RN University of Missouri Nurse Liaison and Shannon Giambalvo Benefits Expert with UnitedHealthcare will also present UnitedHealthcare Tools and Resources to Help You!  They will discuss navigating through myuhc.com, including a live demonstration on how to find a provider, using the cost estimator tool, and preventive care with a live demonstration.  They will also be discussing the NurseLine, Virtual Visits, and the Real Appeal Program.

Attending the session will earn you 25 Wellness Incentive points.

  • 1pm – 2pm, Administrative Center, Gillham Park Room
  • 3pm – 4pm, School of Medicine Theater C

Space is limited, please sign up in MyLearn.