The CALS Wellness Committee was launched in 2015 with the vision of a culture and environment of wellness in CALS. Our mission is to support opportunities that promote the health and well-being of the CALS community. We work in partnership with UWell, a campus-wide effort committed to benefiting and promoting wellness on campus. Our approach to wellness is holistic, and we strive to promote activities and events on campus that meet the 7 dimensions of wellness.
Have a question, suggestion or want to join the initiative? Get in touch with us at email@example.com.
CALS Wellness Committee tip: Garden swap boxes conveniently located across campus
Look around for the free garden swap boxes that are located in departments across campus.
Drop off your excess and pick up something you don’t have in your garden. The Department of Food Science has one in Babcock Hall’s front entryway on the corner of Babcock and Linden. Bins are also hosted by Departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Biochemistry, Nutritional Sciences, and Soil Science. Russell Labs and CALS Human Resources also host boxes.
If you did not plant a garden and would love to enjoy the harvest, keep an eye open for the garden boxes. You are welcome to help yourself.
CALS Wellness Committee tip: Sign up for LifeMatters well-being webinars
LifeMatters hosts a monthly webinar with two different time options. Please see below for the available options through 2021.
- Wednesday, July 14, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: Raising Awareness: Mental Health and Minorities
Description: Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, ability, gender, or sexual identity. However, access to care and treatment can be significantly impacted by these factors. In this session, learn more about the challenges minority groups face, help fight stigma, and learn more about accessing services.
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: Emotional Wellbeing for Parents
Description: Parenting is difficult. Change is constant, days are long, and reality never looks like social media. Learn how to manage your expectations, treat yourself with kindness, and find confidence in doing the next right thing.
- Wednesday, September 15, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: Suicide Awareness
Description: Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects people of all ages and situations. In this session, learn to identify early warning signs, support those at risk, and receive guidance on how to respond proactively and proficiently.
- Wednesday, October 13, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence Awareness
Description: Intimate partner violence occurs in every culture, country, age group, and socio-economic level. Learn the types of intimate partner violence, warning signs, and resources available to those impacted by it.
- Wednesday, November 10, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: Thriving in Uncertainty
Description: The unknown is a scary thing. It can be difficult to plan or figure out what to do next. Discover how to embrace uncertainty and navigate it with poise and resiliency.
- Monday, December 13, 2021
LifeMatters WorkLife Balance Webinar: The Art of Listening
Description: Learn how to listen actively and respond thoughtfully for better communication and understanding.
CALS Wellness Committee tip: Earn your $150 Well Wisconsin Gift Card
You can earn a $150 Well Wisconsin gift card through the Well Wisconsin incentive program*. The deadline for participation is October 8, 2021, but all three steps could be completed now to earn the $150. The three items needed are:
- Take the Health Assessment – Receive a personalized health report in just 10 minutes.
- Get a health check – Get a biometric screening, go for a dental exam or complete one health coaching session.
- Complete a well-being activity – You can complete a Plan with the Daily Habits tool, take part in a well-being challenge, listen to Well Wisconsin Radio and more.
Earn your reward by visiting this website https://www.webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin/?mrdid=7da92911dbbeeb118148005056865db0 or calling 1-800-821-6591.
*The Well Wisconsin incentive program is a voluntary program available to employees, retirees and spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program, excluding Medicare Advantage participants who have incentives available through their health plan. The Well Wisconsin incentive will automatically be issued to eligible participants upon completing the applicable activities. All wellness incentives paid to participants are considered taxable income to the group health plan subscriber and are reported to their employer, who will issue a W2. In some cases, the Wisconsin Retirement System acts as the employer. Retirees, continuants and their spouses will have some taxes withheld from the incentive amount earned.