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215 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602
Tel (706) 542-2222

We're back! Beginning Monday, August 10th, 2020; University Human Resources (HR) will begin Phase 3 Return to Campus operation which means we will be open during UGA's normal business hours (8 AM till 5 PM, EST). Our offices require face coverings and social distancing guidelines as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and outlined in the University of Georgia Return to Campus guide.

Please visit the websites below often as each page is subject to change and will be regularly updated.

Important Pages Related to Phase 3 Return to Campus:

Phase 3 Telecommuting/Flexible Scheduling Guidelines

Return to Campus Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

Important Pages Related to COVID-19 Operations

University of Georgia Coronavirus website

University Human Resources Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) website

University Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions website

UGA Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program

UGA Wellbeing

Emotional health

Personal and Relationship Counseling

UGA’s ASPIRE Clinic offers an array of services that include individual, couple, and family therapy to help you feel a greater sense of wholeness and happiness.  Services are offered on a sliding fee scale. You may contact the ASPIRE Clinic at 706-542-4486.

UGA’s Psychology Clinic offers adult, child and adolescent, and family therapy services.  Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.  You may contact the Clinic at 706-542-1173.

UGA’s Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation in the College of Education provides professional services for a wide range of interpersonal, behavioral, and educational concerns.

Metlife offers mental health services to any benefits eligible employee who has purchased long-term disability (LTD) insurance.  Metlife’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a wealth of resources that can help you lead a healthy, happy, well-balanced life. This website is designed to give you easy access to tools and information that can help you reduce stress, improve your physical and emotional health, and simplify a wide variety of work and life challenges.  To access the services, go to the log in page and enter Company code:  metlife2.  The crisis hotline is available 24/7/365 at (800) 322-9707.

Blue Cross Blue Shield members have access to the Behavioral Health Resource Center.  Members can call the Behavioral Health Resource center at any time of the day or night at 1-800-424-8950.

Other employee assistance and counseling resources can be found on the Human Resources website.

Samaritan Center for Counseling & Wellness is a non-profit wellness center that incorporates the elements of mind, body, spirit and community into counseling, psychotherapy, education, wellness and consultative services for all who seek emotional wellbeing without regard for ability to pay.  Call (706) 369-7911 to set up an appointment.

Stress Management/Mindfulness/Meditation

Stress management

LifeWorks can help with many of life's stressful events:

is a way of paying attention, of being present in every moment in your life. Meditation has been shown to have many health benefits, including managing symptoms of chronic stress.  It is thought to reconnect the body, mind, and emotions in a conscious and compassionate manner.

UGA’s Georgia Museum of Art hosts a free Morning Mindfulness class every other Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., led by Professor Jerry Gale, from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The class is held during fall and spring semesters. Check the Museum of Art's calendar for the dates of the class.

USG Workplace Wellness Initiative offers tips for stress management.

Kaiser Permanente offers online tools, information, and support for its members to help achieve emotional health.  One service is a customized plan called “Relax,” that will teach you how to minimize symptoms of stress. 

Minnesota Life Insurance’s LifeWorks offers a Mindfulness Toolkit to all benefits eligible employees.  At the login page use Username: lfg      Password:  resources.

Piedmont Athens Regional Community Health & Wellness Program offers a free mindfulness-based stress reduction class the second Friday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Griffin-DuBose Healing Lodge.  Participants will learn ways to reduce stress, lessen physical and emotional pain, and cope better with everyday demands. The class is led by Mike Healy, Ed.D.

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