Updates from HR: Wellbeing resources for faculty and staff

Employee assistance program

This confidential and free service provides employees and their immediate family members with assessment, referral and follow-up services for a variety of emotional and mental health concerns. A light pole banner showing the profile of the Deacon wearing a mask. Behind the banner, Wait Chapel is seen through the fog

To schedule an appointment, call 336.716.5493.

The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund

Created to help faculty, staff and students in times of financial hardship, this fund provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgages, food, medical expense and more.

Click here to apply for relief.

Click here to donate to the fund.

WFU Parents and Caregivers Support Group

Join Wake Forest community members who are navigating the waters of caring for others during a pandemic. Share challenges, find resources and give or get encouragement from others in the same boat.

Learn more here.

Behavioral health benefits

Those who elected to receive medical coverage through Wake Forest are automatically enrolled in the behavioral health plan through Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance. Participants can receive in-network outpatient services for a $25 co-pay. Visit the CBHA website to find a provider.

Learn more on the HR website.

Thrive Remotely

View this curated hub of resources, which spans a variety of wellbeing topics to help our community navigating remote work and school.

Wellbeing Center: Intersession hours

The Wellbeing Center will remain open throughout the intersession (with the exception of Dec. 23 – Jan. 3) to serve faculty and staff. Make your reservations for indoor recreation or participate in a group fitness class either in person or virtually.

Faculty and staff are also invited to join the RECMovement challenge and help Wake Forest, defending champions, keep our champ title by logging your recreational activities. Wake Forest is currently competing with more than 100 other universities in the ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 and PAC10 athletic conferences.

Take your PTO; you’ve earned it

Check out some top tips to step away from work and really recuperate this holiday season so you can avoid burnout.

Zozobra: The best word for the worst year

Francisco Gallegos, assistant professor of philosophy, explains how this Spanish word for anxiety is perfect for when the world is full of uncertainty and unreliability.

Read more on the Wake Forest News site.