Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.93
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nathanael Schildbach
Marketing Manager
University Relations
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (https://www.umass.edu/counseling/)
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) offers a community of care to UMass Amherst students to help them cope with stress or anxiety, find strategies to overcome challenges, promote mental wellbeing, and succeed in college life and beyond. CCPH services include:

* workshops and consultations
* crisis intervention
* brief (generally 3-5 sessions) individual, couples, and group therapy
* behavioral medicine
* medication management
* psychological assessment
* suicide prevention training
* campus consultation and education
* community referrals.

CCPH staff are available 24 hours/day for mental health emergencies.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free and confidential counseling, consultation, and referral service that is available on the UMass Amherst campus. Employees can come talk to FSAP staff about any difficulties they are facing including work, family, personal, or mental health issues. Supervisors can also come talk about issues they are having with a supervisee.
Some people find that FSAP is a good “first stop” when they are facing a difficult situation – FSAP staff can help people connect with other offices on campus or other services off-campus that can be of further assistance. FSAP staff serve as a neutral space to talk things out -- staff don't have the authority to resolve work-related issues but FSAP can be a good space to get support and to think through options.
Our Services
• Counseling and Personal Consultations
• Referrals to Community Therapists
• Supervisor Consultations
• Workshops

Additional Employee Assistance Services
UMass Amherst Employees also have access to additional services through an outside EAP provider, Optum. They offer referrals to off-campus therapists for free consultations. They also offer legal and financial services.

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:

The institution’s smoke-free policy:
On July 1, 2013, UMass Amherst adopted a tobacco-free policy to encourage and support a healthier environment among all members of the campus community. The Amherst campus joins over 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide in being a smoke- or tobacco-free campus.

What this means
The use of any tobacco product including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarette/vapes are prohibited indoors and outdoors on the UMass Amherst campus grounds. This policy applies to all individuals on campus including students, staff, faculty, visitors, and contractors. This policy applies to all university property, land, and buildings including:

Residential housing
Parking lots
Athletic fields
Vehicles on university grounds
Our commitment

Tobacco-Free UMass is committed to:
Supporting the UMass Amherst tobacco-free campus initiative
Promoting an environment free of tobacco influence
Preventing tobacco initiation and use
Providing aid to all campus community members in cessation
Promoting voluntary compliance on campus

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
programs for staff and faculty: https://www.umass.edu/humres/faculty-and-staff-assistance-program

programs for students: http://www.umass.edu/studentlife/health-safety

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