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Work-life fit

Work-life fit programs and resources support all aspects of our lives (work, family, and community). Achieving work-life fit is a priority of the UM System Culture of Health.

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See our easy action steps for work-life fit. For example, work with your manager to consider a flexible work schedule. Take time to relax. De-stress. Make sure you understand your own health needs.

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Flexible work arrangements can be of benefit to both the UM System and its employees. They are an important strategy in responding to demographic, economic, and technological changes. Find out how to incorporate flexible work arrangements into the workplace.

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Learn about our resources for guided mindfulness practices, such as meditation, chair yoga, mindful eating and breathing and relaxation exercises.

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Go to our flu shot and health screening page. Preventive health measures are one of the first lines of defense in protecting your good health.

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The university's tobacco cessation resources include many free options for employees, retirees, and their dependents.

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The leave you earn is part of your compensation. Learn more about the leave you accumulate, and how you can use your leave to create a work-life balance.

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Find help for treating depression--there's even free help from the university's Employee Assistance Program. You also may take a self-assessment questionnaire to explore whether the feelings, thoughts, or behaviors you may be experiencing could be depression.

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Sanvello offers a suite of features from guided meditation, daily mood tracking, coping tools, and more. Available to all UM System faculty, staff and students at no cost when signing up with a university email.

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Visit United Behavioral Health's Live and Work Well portal (access code "UMISSOURI"), the main hub for behavioral health-related resources. There are a number of helpful resources covering a wide range of needs like anxiety, sleep disruption, and different types of therapy.

Reviewed 2023-10-20


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