View videos, tip sheets and other wellbeing resources in the following categories:
Orange County Department on Aging
Older Adults and Caregivers | video (60 min.)
Learn about resources, services and programs for older adults and caregivers available through the Orange County Department on Aging, including resources available to assist with social wellbeing, volunteer opportunities, legal wellbeing, medical wellbeing, financial wellbeing, environmental wellbeing, and caregiver wellbeing.
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
Virtual Volunteering | video (3 min.)
Be a part of something bigger connecting you with the community. Learn COVID-19 safe ways you can support the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, while improving your overall well-being. Give back and volunteer safely!
NC 401(k) & 457 Retirement Plans | video (18 min.)
Ready for retirement? Learn about the benefits of the NC Retirement Plans – the NC 401k and the NC 457 Plan available exclusively for public employees in North Carolina. This session will go over the differences in the plans and educate you on the importance of saving for retirement. The NC 401k and NC 457 Plans are a great way to make sure that your retirement income will support your future dreams and goals!
Five Money Musts | video (11 min.)
Learn five basic money concepts to help you start your financial journey on the right foot.
Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings | video (20 min.)
This workshop will help you understand the importance of saving as much as possible for retirement, how much to save, different account types to save for retirement and ways to preserve and grow your savings to last throughout your lifetime.
Managing My Money | video (58 min.)
In this session, Workplace Financial Consultant, Michael Kitto, CRPC® discusses how you can meet your financial goals through the three core components of a sound budget, how to build (or rebuild) your emergency savings fund and how to get control over prioritizing your debt.
Note: The first 4 minutes of this recording the screen will be blank with audio only.
Buying a Home in Today’s Market with UNC SMARTMOVE | video (59 min.)
This session starts with a review of how you can save with the SMARTMOVE® real estate rebate program, then goes into the mortgage process, including factors that impact your ability to get a mortgage as well as expectations of today’s real estate market.
Membership Overview | video (3 min.)
Learn about the importance of protecting yourself from legal problems and identity theft. Discover the benefits of a LegalShield and ID Shield membership and how these discounted benefits can empower you and your family in so many ways. Discount available with group code: GOHEELS.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Why Do Auto and Home Insurance Rates Continue to Increase? | video (5 min.)
People think that their car insurance should decreased as the car ages. This video will go over why this isn’t the case and discuss why home insurance rates increase overtime.
Lincoln Financial Group
Long-term Disability Insurance | video (2 min.)
Learn about Lincoln Financial Group’s voluntary long-term disability coverage for UNC System employees.
State Employees’ Credit Union
Consumer Fraud: How to Protect Your Information | video (40 min.)
Review potential ID theft red flags including computer threats, scams and how best to protect your important information.
Estate Planning: Trust Services | video (59 min.)
A review of estate planning basics including Advance Health Care Directives, Powers of Attorney and the difference between Wills and Trusts as well as SECU’s Trust Services and Estate Planning Essentials Program. Session includes Q&A throughout.
Financial Advice at Any Age | video (40 min.)
In this session SECU Financial Advisory Services Manager, Wes Frady, provides an in-depth summary of financial advisory services available by SECU, including insurance, investment, financial counseling, trust and estate planning services and more. This session reviews how each service can be applied throughout the various stages of life.
First-Time Homebuyers | video (45 min.)
Prepare for homeownership, available grant programs, mortgage credit certificates and SECU’s program for first-time homebuyers. Session concludes with Q&A from participants.
Saving for College: Ways to Prepare for Future Education Costs | video (31 min.)
Review options and resources that support college savings in your financial planning, including types of educational saving plans and sources of financial aid.
SECU Here to Help | video (14 min.)
Learn about products and services offered by State Employees’ Credit Union from savings accounts to estate planning.
Settle the Score: Test your Credit Score Skills | video (53 min.)
Learn how credit bureaus create your credit score, hear about real-life scenarios that impact your credit score and participate in a Q-and.
Spending Plans and Strategies: Creating A Foundation for Future Goals | video (34 min.)
Learn about establishing financial goals and planning for financial success with Senior Financial Services Officers, Nora Herndon. This session will discuss financial goals, spending plans and saving strategies.
Your Financial Future | video (69 min.)
A variety of factors shape your financial future, including earnings, savings, spending, financial institutions, accounts & services, credit, investments and more.
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA)
Attention to Detail: Financial Finishing Touches for Women | video (64 min.)
In recognition of Women’s Health Month, this session focuses on ways women can stay in control and build their wealth through investments and asset allocation strategies and learn the right questions to ask a financial advisor.
Explore your UNC System Retirement Plan Options | video (45 min.)
Understand the retirement plan options offered by your employer, the advantages of your retirement program and how to create a retirement strategy.
Moving Toward Long-Term Financial Security | video (51 min.)
This session focuses on the keys to successful money management, how to juggle competing financial demands and retirement saving strategies for lifelong financial security.
Achieve Your Financial Goals | video (20 min.)
Money provides the means to achieve your dreams. View this session to learn how a financial plan may help you reach your goals, big and small.
Endurance Bootcamp | video (60 min.)
Camp Gladiator is a fun, challenging workout program designed to unlock your full fitness potential. Each “Camp” is a 60 minute, full-body workout incorporating both cardio and strength exercises for all fitness levels. CG was initially built around outdoor workouts and now offers online workouts as well!
Foam Rolling & Stretching | pdf
These resources from Carolina Athletics include an overview of four post-workout foam rolling exercises. Repeat 3-4 times a day, every 48 hours; an overview of 8 lower body stretches; an overview of six lower body stretches for your chest, shoulder, back, and neck; and an overview of 15 hip mobility stretches to relieve tightness with pictures.
Eat the Frog Fitness
Eat the Frog Fitness Session | video (43 min.)
Discusses how the Eat the Frog Fitness studio operates, takes you on a quick 15-minute tour of the studio and shows you a short workout to provide an idea of what an Eat the Frog workout looks like! View 6-minute studio tour.
Thousand Petals Yoga
Beginner’s Yoga | video (33 min.)
Chock full of demonstrations and detailed alignment cues, this class will introduce to you the essential poses of the practice and will prepare you for other level 1 classes. Class 1 explores cat/dog tilts, down dog, standing forward fold, lunge and cobra.
All Levels Yoga | video (32 min.)
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class with tips on how to open up locked areas in the body safely while exploring a variety of poses that will leave you feeling radiantly open. Move through side body stretches, sun salutes, standing poses, hip openers and a deep relaxation. This one is great for beginners or all levels.
UNC Campus Recreation
UNC Campus Recreation On-Demand Library | videos (10-60 min.)
Join Campus Recreation on-demand and stay active anytime and anywhere. Take a break and enjoy a quick pre-recorded class available on YouTube. Classes include core & Strength, Cardio & HIIT, Yoga & Restore, Barre & Pilates, Dance, Seated & Accessible Workouts. New classes are added weekly!
Workday Energizer: Full Body Standing Stretches| video (12 min.)
Experience how to relieve tightness and tension during the workday with a quick 12-minute mid-day stretches. Equipment Needed: Some support for balance (wall, chair, etc.), room to move, and Spotify for stretching tunes (optional).
Workday Energizer: Seated Neck and Shoulder Stretches | video (16 min.)
Experience a gentle neck and shoulder stretch for when you need a quick work break to relieve tightness and tension during the day. Equipment needed: A chair, water and Spotify for stretching tunes (optional).
UNC Wellness Centers
Fact Vs. Fiction: Common Fitness Myths Debunked | video (39 min.)
Sorting through fitness information can be tricky. Social media, friends, family and the news present fitness trends and it can be hard to sort through what is safe and effective. This session led by Wellness Programs Coordinator, Neva Avery, from the UNC Wellness Centers will dig a little deeper to better determine fact from fiction in the fitness world.
Standing Core Abs | video (27 min.)
Workout anytime with Kathy DeBlasio from the UNC Wellness Centers. Join Kathy for this core strengthening workout using functional movement. No crunches required!
Core Strength for a Healthy Back | video (30 min.)
Strengthen your core with these moves to help you feel your best, improve your posture and prevent back pain.
Functional Movement for the Workday | video (30 min.)
Feel your best during the workday with exercises that counteract sitting and working at a computer, reduce stiffness and prevent long-term problems.
Key movements for a balanced exercise program | video (23 min.)
Promote proper functioning in the body with various levels of key movement patterns that help you feel your best
Practical Mobility Fitness Demo | video (23 min.)
Mobility training is more than just stretching, it’s a combination of lengthening certain muscle tissue while strengthening others to restore joint function. This practical mobility demo will focus on mobilizing areas of the body that can become facilitated by sitting too much. The techniques learned in this video are practical for everyday implementation and can be used in any environment.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives | video (36 min.)
Talk Saves Lives is a standardized education program that presents the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, the common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how participants can keep themselves and others safe.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Welcome to the Bladder Cancer Table | video (4 min.)
A brief introduction to the accompanying videos on bladder cancer risks and warning signs. This resource is provided by the Triangle Chapter of Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. Visit bcan.org to learn more.
Bladder Cancer Risks & Warning Signs Part I: Epidemiology & Risks | video (24 min.)
A detailed look at recognized risks associated with developing bladder cancer.
Bladder Cancer Risks & Warning Signs Part II: Warning Signs | video (16 min.)
Know the warning signs of bladder cancer, emphasizing the need to pay close attention to potential signs and ensure you ask the right questions.
Test Your Knowledge: Bladder Cancer Awareness Quiz | pdf
Take this brief five-question quiz to test your knowledge of bladder cancer risks and warning signs.
Bull City Family Chiropractic
Spring Clean Your Health | video (20 min.)
We are exposed daily to hundreds of thousands of toxins, many of which are found in common household items. Discover how to properly identify and avoid unnecessary toxins and develop a “30-Day Clean Life” detox program.
Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle | pdf
Practice these healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease and create balance in your physical, spiritual and emotional health.
NC Division of Services for the Blind
Services that are available for Vision Loss, Blind and Deafblind Individuals | slide deck
Learn more about the scope of NC Division of Services for the Blind’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services, including Individual Plan for Employment opportunities, vocational assessments, career counseling, physical restoration and more! For sound, click on the speaker in the lower right side of each presentation slide.
The Independent Living Program through The NC Division of Services for the Blind | slide deck
Learn about Independent Living (IL) Programs available help people adjust to vision loss and provide comprehensive skills. These presentation slides include information about IL rehabilitation counselors, daily living skills classes, adaptive kitchen technique classes, and more.
NC Radon Program, NC DHHS
Prevent Lung Cancer from Radon | video (15 min.)
Did you know there are approximately 450 radon induced lung cancer deaths in North Carolina each year? Find out what radon is, how it causes lung cancer, and how to test and lower the radon level your home.
Precision Health Genetic Screen | video (2 min.)
Our health is determined by a mix of things, including diet, exercise, environment and genetics. For a few people, genetics plays a much stronger role in their health. Genetic screening tests may tell you your chance of getting a disease before symptoms appear.
UNC Wellness Centers
How to Make Exercise a Habit | video (30 min.)
Learn about the mental aspects of making exercise a habit and how to overcome obstacles, manage time and incorporate a well-balanced program to progress toward your goals.
How to Thrive Again! | video (59 min.)
Get grounded in gratitude and unearth your way towards thriving. Learn the key pillars and practices that will help you improve your outlook on life and reconnect with your strengths and desires.
USANA Health Sciences
Strengthen Your Immune System | video (13 min.)
Learn how to support your immune system with both lifestyle choices and supplementation.
UNC Program on Integrative Medicine
Movement & Exercise to Add to Your Workday | video (65 min.)
In this session, Dr. Nick Wise will discuss simple, but essential movements and exercises to do at home to protect your neck and back.
Stretch it out! Office Stretches for the Neck, Lat, Torso, and Legs | pdf
Take a break from sitting to try these five stretches for your neck, lats, torso and legs. Hold each for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.
Deskercise! Taking Care of Your Body During the Workday | video (58 min.)
Spending many of our waking hours sitting at a desk can lead to consequences for our health. This session will discuss the importance of not being sedentary all day, and review practical, easy ways to take care of your body while working a desk job, including specific exercises to incorporate into your workday for a healthier spine. Note: The session will begin 1 minute into the recording.
Damsel in Defense
Personal Safety in an Unpredictable World | video (3 min.)
This brief video will address the need for people, women in particular, to be proactive about their own personal safety. Learn the “do’s and don’ts” regarding effective personal safety and debunk some myths to empower and educate women to walk with confidence.
UNC Integrative Medicine
Working at Home and Your Musculoskeletal Health | video (21 min.)
Learn the proper way to sit and workstation guidelines that support back health. This video will also review some office exercises you can do to strengthen your neck and back.
UNC Wellness Centers
3-Minute Stretch at Your Desk | video (3 min.)
Pick up a simple stretching routine you can do at your desk to get moving and feel better throughout your workday.
University Physical Therapy
Low Back Pain Prevention | video (9 min.)
Join University Physical Therapy, a group of faculty physical therapy practices in Chapel Hill, Durham and Hillsborough, to learn workplace wellness strategies to reduce low back pain.
UNC Wellness Centers
Leading A Well Workplace | video (53 min.)
Learn actionable self-care strategies and how to support the health and wellbeing of those you lead. The session will explore best practices in various areas of wellness and what it would look like to be a role model for self-care while leading with success.
Practical Mental Health | pdf
Review these tips to help beat the blues and get yourself moving when you feel stuck. Know when seeking support from a therapist is best to manage symptoms of sadness and depression to live the fullest life possible.
Managing Staff Through Stressful Situations | video (62 min.)
As a manager, it’s difficult to anticipate the multitude of reactions you’re likely to observe during times of stress, and even harder to be equipped with the tools to handle them all. This workshop helps you plan for the expected and the unexpected and provides practical tools for dealing with both positive and negative employee behaviors during stressful times.
Balancing Work and Life | podcast (9 min.)
This podcast reviews questions to promote a balanced life, the importance of taking time for yourself and a case study with questions.
Connecting Mind and Body for Healthy Living | podcast (8 min.)
In this podcast you’ll learn how your physical body effects your mind, how the mind can affect your physical health and how to use this information to live a healthier life.
Mental Health Awareness Month | pdf
Four tips for getting out of a negative mental or emotional space, and contact information for GuidanceResources, your Employee Assistance Program.
Using Kindness to Achieve Personal Success and Happiness | training (9 min.)
Listen to this brief podcast to learn about the benefits of kindness, how to build relationships with focused compliments, and how to assume a positive intent behind the action of others.
15 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health | blog
Learn 14 common mental health-related signs and 15 tips to help improve your mental health.
Inhaling Positivity | video (22 min.)
View this practice to add calmness to your day with meditation to help to relax, rejuvenate, recharge and reduce stress.
UNC Department of Psychiatry
Wellbeing and Resilience Resources for the People of UNC | slide deck
Learn how being more mindful promotes and preserves your whole health. Slides include resilience resources including five facets living and a prescription to support wellbeing, as well as podcast and reading recommendations.
UNC Frank Porter Graham Program on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Families
Caring for Ourselves in the Time of COVID | video (34 min.)
A brief explanation of self-compassion, including its relationship with mindfulness. Most of the session will be devoted to actually experiencing self-compassion through practice.
UNC Wellness Centers
3-Minute Centering Practice | video (5 min.)
Let a personal trainer guide you in a centering practice to redirect your thoughts and get grounded each day.
3-Minute Mindfulness | video (4 min.)
Use the mindfulness practice of box breathing to notice and stay present with your breath.
360 Degree Body Scan: Length-Width-Depth | video (5 min.)
Make this brief somatic practice part of your everyday routine. Walk through a 360-degree body scan that consists of standing with grounded feet and sensing the three dimensions of the body while associating the metaphors of Dignity (Length), Belonging (Width), and Arch of Time (Depth), to each area of the body.
Create Your Wellness Vision for Success | video (56 min.)
This session kicked off Wellness Week 2021 and is focused on helping people get a clear wellness vision. Watch to learn how to build positive momentum and create small wins that boost your confidence to create a clear wellness vision you can follow through on.
Hacks to Lower Your Blood Pressure While Reducing Stress | video (8 min.)
It is estimated that about 1/3 of us have high blood pressure and are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Learn how to self-regulate your blood pressure with stress reduction tips, including breathwork and more!
Returning to a “New Normal:” Skills to Cope with Anxiety and Other Big Emotions | video (8 min.)
Learn about the different emotions people may be feeling as we return to work/activities and some specific skills we can rely on to cope with those big emotions. This session will teach participants skills derived from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Tech, Text and Zoom: Self-Care For Your Neck & Back | video (53 min.)
Increased work from home or office impacts your passive posture! This session led by Massage Therapist Ginger Clark reviews mindfulness-based techniques, tools to use at home, and practical movements to relax achy neck and shoulders.
Work From Home Tips: Finding Comfort in a New Healthy Routine Tips Sheet | pdf
Maintaining a daily routine, especially while working from home, is crucial to your overall sense of wellbeing. Review these tip sheets to incorporate health and wellbeing in every part of your day.
Carolina Dining Services
Five Spice Farro Breakfast Bowl with Scrambled Egg Whites & Veggies | video (15 min.)
Learn how to make a Five Spice Farro Breakfast Bowl with scrambled egg whites and vegetables with a cooking demo provided by CDS Chef Gueiss and nutrition information and tips provided by Registered Dietitian, Lee July.
Heart Warming Cooking Demo | video (35 min.)
Learn heartwarming healthy recipes, nutrition, and cooking tips with Executive Chef Gueiss and Registered Dietitian, Lee July, in this cooking demo of celery root and frizzled leek soup, winter salad and vegan chocolate avocado mousse. Yum!
- Hot Chai Cider
- Maple-Spiced Carrots, Brussel Sprout, Kale, Cabbage & Dried Apricot Salad
- Celery Root, Chive and Truffle Oil Soup with Frizzled Leeks
- Herb-Roasted Chicken
- Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Healthy Holiday Cooking Demo | video (40 min.)
Learn how to prepare traditional and new holiday favorite dishes in a way that is both delicious and nutritious.
- Roasted Carrot & Fennel Soup
- Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Apple & Wild Rice & Turkey Jus
- Apple Cider & Poultry Spiced Roasted Tofu with Cranberry Sauce
- Green Beans with Shallots
- Pear & Dried Cherry Cobbler
Miso Salmon and Kimchi Cooking Demo | video (15 min.)
A healthy gut equals a healthy brain! Enjoy this cooking demo that teaches you how to make salmon with miso sauce and brussels sprout kimchi, while learning the health benefits of each ingredient.
Spiralized Veggie Grain Bowls with Apricots & Mint Cooking Demo | video (16 min.)
Learn how to make this heart-healthy recipe. Veggie bowls can help lower cholesterol and to decrease risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Eating Well with Chef Cordell
30-Minute Meals Cooking Demo | video (52 min.)
After a long day, who wants to spend another 1+ hours in the kitchen? In this demo, you will learn how to whip up three flavorful, healthy meals in 30-minutes. Recipes demoed include:
Lifestyle Medical Centers
Healthy Eating on the Go | video (19 min.)
Learn four main strategies to keep your food choices healthy while you’re on the move! Review the plate method, how to combine food groups to regulate blood sugar levels, the importance of skipping sugary beverages and treats (and finding healthy alternatives), and quick meals. This session finishes with meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, healthy snacks and eating out.
NC Office of State Human Resources Worksite Wellness
Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays | video (59 min.)
Learn go-to tips and tricks for staying on track with health goals throughout the holidays. The session ends with a healthy holiday cooking demo of no-sugar-added sweet potato casserole.
- Presentation Slides (pdf)
- Recipe: No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Casserole
- Bonus Recipe: 15 Deliciously Healthy Holiday Mocktails
The Produce Box
Cooking Demo: Spring Salad with Tangy Lemon Vinaigrette | video (39 min.)
This hearty recipe is perfect for a lunch or a brunch entrée, especially when paired with the tangy lemon vinaigrette. Learn how to make this spring salad and tangy vinaigrette featuring the best of North Carolina produce. This demo also shows you how to prepare and cut a variety of local produce for an elegant and colorful display.
UNC Program on Integrative Medicine
How to Use Food & Specific Nutrients to Counter Stress & Boost Immunity | video (80 min.)
In this session, Dr. Nick Wise will share evidence-based nutritional strategies to help balance the effects and symptoms of stress, including increased inflammation, fatigue, insomnia, poor immune system function, GI issues and more.
UNC Sports Nutrition
Healthy Eating & Meal Planning Resources
Learn how to eat smart and healthy with these printable resources from UNC Sports Nutrition:
UNC Wellness Centers
Snack Attack Cooking Demo | video (39 min.)
Stress, boredom, and anxiety all play a big role in unhealthy eating habits. But snacking can be a healthy part of your day – especially with these three snacks:
USANA Health Sciences
10 Tips to Help Choose a Multivitamin You Can Trust | video (19 min.)
Learn 10 criteria important to consider when choosing a multivitamin, from immune support to quality control.
Back-to-School FAQs | pdf
From test taking to identifying warning signs of student violence, this resource guide can help answer some common back-to-school questions.
Back-to-School Guide | pdf
Promote a safe and healthy return to school for students of all ages.
Back to School: Off to a Good Start | pdf
Quick tips for a successful transition back to school, as well as guidance on how your Employee Assistance Program can help.
Children and Mental Health | pdf
Like physical fitness, mental fitness is important at every stage of life. This guide can help you learn how to nurture your child’s mental health.
Communicating the Tough Stuff to Your Child | video (48 min.)
It can be tough to be a teenager — and tough to be a parent of a teenager! It’s easy to be overwhelmed by stories about adolescents and violence, sex, drugs, suicides, alcohol and crime. All these concerns are very real, but most teenagers really are okay. Knowing what to expect and looking at things through your teenager’s eyes can help both of you. This webinar will review communication methods for talking to teens and the attributes of a healthy parent/teen relationship.
Emotionally Healthy Teen: Dealing with Issues of Substance Abuse, Depression, Suicide and Eating Disorders | video (63 min.)
The teenage years are a period of major social, hormonal and emotional change and can be difficult both for the teens and their families. Finding the most effective way to meet your child’s growing need for independence and increased responsibility as well as keeping them safe and healthy is a challenge for many parents. Knowing how to talk with your teen about and identifying symptoms of depression, suicide and eating disorders can help you assist your teen in navigating adolescence successfully.
Encouraging Kids to Be Active | video (49 min.)
When you see the joy a young child has on the playground, it’s hard to imagine that it may take work and encouragement from parents to keep kids active. With the growing body of research suggesting just how important physical activity is for children, especially as they get a little older, this concern has become more important than ever. Explore the barriers that stand in the way of keeping kids active and get tips on how to overcome the challenge.
Engaging in Creative Play with Children | video (59 min.)
Examines how creative play benefits children in their cognitive, social and emotional development and how engaging in creative play benefits adults stress relief, self-esteem and problem-solving skills.
No Such Thing as a “Perfect Parent” | video (52 min.)
In an effort to be perfect, new parents will frequently try too hard to protect their child from any adverse experiences or go to great lengths in an attempt to please their children. This type of well-intended “perfect parenting” can lead to unanticipated problems. This webinar addresses those problems and suggests ways to let go of perfection and seek a balanced parenting approach.
Promoting Acceptance | pdf
Use this guide to help steer a conversation with children about how to respect and embrace others’ differences.
School’s Out: Getting Everyone through the Summer | video (28 min.)
For many working families, summer brings the challenges of balancing the demands of adult work schedules with the desire to provide safe, fun activities for children. Get ideas on summer activities and practical suggestions on how to keep your kids safe while you’re at work.
Talking to Your Child About Tough Issues Affecting the Family | video (39 min.)
As adults we face life issues (medical and mental health concerns, divorce, death and dying, financial difficulties, etc.) that often affect families. For parents, it’s important to communicate to children what’s happening in a way that provides comfort and support. This webinar looks at various issues families face and provides techniques for communicating the situation to our children in a healthy manner.
Talking to Kids About Violent Events with Widespread Media Coverage | video (41 min.)
After a terrorist attack, mass shooting or other violent event with widespread media coverage, how do you talk to children about what happened? Should you have the conversation at all, or is it better to try to shield them from the news? This webinar provides guidance on these important subjects.
Teen Depression and Suicide | pdf
During adolescence it is common for teens to be concerned with self-image and become sensitive to the slightest criticism. Some act out rebelliously against authority, including parents and teachers, and others experiment with risky behaviors, such as using illegal drugs and having unprotected sex. This guide reviews the warning signs of depression and suicide and offers tips on how to talk with your teen about suicide.
Mental Health America
Online Behavior and Mental Health | pdf
Today’s tweens and younger children are growing up at a time when online spaces are just as prevalent as physical ones — and most adults need to do some catching up to understand what daily life looks like for younger people. This fact sheet reviews where and how young people spend their time online, from content to algorithms.
Protecting Your Child’s Mental Health Online | pdf
The type of content young people see affects their mental health, and unfortunately, we can’t fully protect young people from all the bad stuff. What we can do is prepare them to protect themselves and be there to help them understand what they’re seeing and hearing. This fact sheet reviews comparison, fear of missing out, body dissatisfaction, navigating misinformation, dangerous content, cyberbullying and more.
Social Media, Youth, and Comparison | pdf
With so many posts across feeds, timelines and social media apps, young people today may compare themselves and their lives to what they see on their screens. In a world where social media is unavoidable, we may not always be able to protect children from what they see online, but we can look for signs that they are struggling and provide support and resources to help them cope and be confident in themselves. This fact sheet reviews common comparison traps and what you can do.
The Distorted Mirror: Technology’s Impact on Youth Body Image | video (61 min.)
Endless scrolling through feeds and photos of celebrities, influencers, friends, classmates and strangers is all too familiar for today’s youth. But how are these images, fads, diets, exercise routines and so many other forms of content really influencing the body image and self-confidence of youth? This video suggests ways to deal with constant comparison and new challenges today’s technology can pose when considering disordered eating, body dysmorphia and general mental health struggles of youth.
Tips to Help Youth Avoid Social Comparison | pdf
Social comparison is an unfortunate part of the social media experience, but there are things you can encourage young people to do to avoid it. This fact sheet provides helpful actions to minimize social comparison from social media breaks to building self-esteem.
32 Stress-Reduction Tips | pdf
Review these small things you can incorporate into each day to make your life easier and alleviate stress.
Are You Stressed? | pdf
Stress can cause both behavioral and physical symptoms. Here are 8 tips to beat stress and improve your health and well-being.
Assess your Stress Level Quiz | online quiz (Web ID: TARHEELS for new users)
Use this 10-question assessment to determine if you have a healthy or unhealthy amount of stress in your life.
Handling Holiday Stress | pdf
Find peace of mind this holiday season with tips for self-care and bringing balance to your work and home life.
How Resilient Are You? | pdf
Tips on how to build resilience and be strong in times of crises.
Keeping Stress Levels in Check | pdf
Learn how to manage stress and be more resilient.
Relaxation Techniques | pdf
Practice these techniques to reduce the amount of stress that you experience and to improve your overall wellness.
Resiliency Resources | pdf
Being resilient during tough times is very important and can help with recovery from a traumatic event. The PDF provides resources on resiliency and ways to cope with stressful situation
Self-Care for Stress Relief | pdf
Follow these five self-care tips to maintain well-being in a busy life.
Tips for Coping with Stress | pdf
Learn about the effects of stress and ways to cope with the stress in your life.
Additional resources can be found in the Mindfulness & Self-Care section.
A Practical Guide to Coping | pdf
An unexpected traumatic event may be perceived as a threat to one’s safety and stability. This guide includes helpful techniques to cope with devastating experiences.
A Practical Guide to Coping with Grief | pdf
Grief is a natural sadness after suffering a loss, but often the pain of a loss can feel overwhelming. Use this practical guide to identify the stages of grief and how best to cope.
Difficult Conversations During a Time of Unrest | video (6 min.)
This brief video discusses how to be explicit in a difficult conversation and how to separate the issue from the person to protect relationships during hard times.
GuidanceResources® Crisis Services | pdf
EAP services are available to you and your family at no cost, and this document outlines other helpful resources to consider during times of crisis.
Help for You as You Help Others | pdf
Tips for taking care of yourself while trying to help others during difficult times.
How Can I Identify Warning Signs of Student Violence? | pdf
Teachers, parents and classmates can use the document as a guide to learn how to identify the early and imminent warning signs of student violence and to determine if further intervention is needed.
Reporting concerns: If you have a concern that a student or fellow employee poses an imminent threat to themselves or others, you should call 911 or 919-962-8100 for UNC Police. If you have non-emergency concerns about a student’s behavior, you can submit a CARE referral form to the Office of the Dean of Students. If you have non-emergency concerns about an employee’s behavior, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office or your department’s assigned Employee and Management Relations Consultant.
How Managers Can Help Employees Deal with Traumatic Events | pdf
In this guide, managers can find tips to help employees deal with traumatic events, identify the stages of coping and learn the common reaction responses to a crisis.
Mental Health First Aid: Helping Someone Who is Suffering | pdf
Review this brief guidance on how to listen, intervene and assist someone facing mental health issues resulting from trauma, the loss of a loved one or another reason. Sharpen your Mental Health First Aid skills by completing the eight-hour training provided by the School of Social Work.
Traumatic Event Resource Guide | pdf
Find resources for coping with a traumatic event, supporting a survivor of violent trauma, helping children cope with violence and disasters and responding to a crisis at school, including a crisis checklist.
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
EOC Overview | video (2 min.)
Learn about the many resources Equal Opportunity and Compliance has available for employees.
Child Care Services Association
Ensuring Affordable & Accessible High-Quality Child Care | video (7 min.)
In this brief session, Child Care Service Association (CCSA) Scholarship Director, Michelle Hearon will discuss Child Care Scholarships available for qualifying families affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Child Care Consumer Education and Scholarship Opportunity | video (23 min.)
In this session you will learn the best ways to identify high quality child care, who can help you in your search, and what financial assistance options are available. Start your next steps in finding and affording high quality child care.
Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP): More than Just Counseling | video (33 min.)
Join your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to learn more about the resources your EAP has to offer. It’s more than counseling. This session will review all the EAP services available to you and your family including free, confidential counseling and work-life support programs.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Learn more about your employee Perks at work for a discount with Liberty Mutual on auto, home and tenant insurance.
NC Perks/Maximizing your auto, home, renters and life insurance | video (2 min.)
Auto Insurance – Did You Know? | video (5 min.)
Home Insurance – Did You Know? | video (6 min.)
Life Insurance – Did You Know? | video (4 min.)
Contact UNC Total WellBeing
Jessica Pyjas, Senior Total WellBeing Manager
Meriem Alqoh, University Program Associate