Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ezra Small
Sustainability Manager
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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:

Crisis Intervention
Individual Therapy
Clinical programming: Workshops, Therapy Groups, and Community Conversations
"Let's Talk"
Mind / Body Medicine
Psychiatric Consultation
Assessment Services
Consultation and Education
Eating Disorder Consultation
Sexual Assault Services
Substance Abuse
Suicide Prevention
The Body Project Workshops and Trainings

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

The Employee Counseling and Consultation Office (ECCO) offers free and confidential counseling, consultation, workshops, and referral service that is available on the UMass Amherst campus. At the Employee Counseling and Consultation Office (ECCO), we work with people struggling with a wide variety of difficulties, including, but not limited to, adjustment to life or work transitions, interpersonal conflict, relationship or parenting stress as well as management of mental or physical heath issues. No problem is too big or too small. We provide a confidential space to better understand your situation, find support, and explore possible solutions to your concerns. ECCO is also here to support you as a supervisor. It can be hard to know how to be helpful to a supervisee whose work life is negatively impacted by a personal or mental health crisis. Or perhaps it has been a challenge to set boundaries, communicate expectations clearly or hold supervisees accountable. We are happy to offer consultation in the spirit of clarifying dynamics, building better communication and mutual cooperation, and identifying resources. Consultations can be by phone or in-person.
Our Services
• Counseling and Personal Consultations
• Referrals to Community Therapists
• Supervisor Consultations
• Workshops

Additional Employee Assistance Services
Mass4You is a commonwealth-sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all GIC eligible employees. Services include:
Three in-person or Tele-EAP (virtual) counseling visits per issue per year – at no cost
30-minute telephonic or in-person legal or mediation consultation per issue per year– at no cost
Guidance from a financial advisor to help with debt, foreclosure, financial planning and more
Get referrals for a variety of Work-Life convenience services: child care, elder care and more
Access to Optum’s 24/7 confidential Substance Abuse Treatment Helpline and a licensed clinician

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:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibited tobacco use as of July 1, 2013. For the purpose of this policy, “tobacco” refers to any and all tobacco products, whether inhaled or ingested, as well as electronic cigarettes. The use of tobacco products is prohibited everywhere on campus, inside buildings and throughout the grounds. This policy applies to everyone and anyone on campus, including students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors.
The use of tobacco is prohibited in all buildings and vehicles owned or leased by UMass Amherst, regardless of location.
The use of tobacco is also prohibited on all university grounds and in any outdoor area controlled by the university. This includes all university land, parking lots and parking ramps, athletic fields, tennis courts, and recreational areas.
The use of tobacco is prohibited inside any vehicle located on university grounds.
When any person enters the grounds of the university, any smoking material shall be extinguished and disposed of in an appropriate receptacle at the perimeter of the grounds of the university.

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/ecco

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

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