Health & Wellness

​Knowing how to manage and even reduce the harmful effects of stress on a daily basis, and stay balanced and centered, is crucial to our well-being. Find programs and services available to you.

The balance between work and life can sometimes be very stressful. While some of the stress that we experience is actually useful for motivating us, a point can be reached where it becomes very harmful, physically, emotionally and even spiritually. Learning how to take care of ourselves in this respect is also very important for everyone as our experience of stress can and does affect others as well.

Healthy UBC Initiatives

UBC is a large employer with access to many programs and services to assist you with developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Some of these include:

  • Healthy UBC newsletter
  • Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund
  • Responding with Respect workshops
  • UBC Travelling Health Fair
  • Healthy UBC Blog
  • Recreational Activities
  • UBC Breastfeed-Friendly Spaces 

There may also be recreational or health related initiatives at various hospital sites that UBC employees have access to. 

Counselling Services 

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is another valuable resource for staff and faculty. EFAP offers confidential counseling service for employees and their families, on a whole range of life, lifestyle and specialty topics including anxiety, life changes, relationships, stress, childcare, parenting, financial, nutrition, career planning, retirement and more.  Call the Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.