24-Hour Crisis Hotlines
Mental & Behavioral Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233 (TTY: 800-787-3224)
or Text LOVEIS to 866-331-9474
Psychiatric Emergency: Don’t Fear Calling 911
Inform operator it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for police officers trained in crisis intervention
The Trevor Project
For immediate support, call 1-866-488-7386
Connect to support, and resources
Find support resources all in one place: Resilient Wisconsin from DHS
Wellness Resources at UW Oshkosh
Employee Assistance Program: For all aspects of wellness assistance. Dial 866-274-4723 (TTY: 855-225-1367)
UWO Go: non-emergency safe ride service
UWO Mobile App: campus resources and safety tools
Safe Training: interactive workshops for becoming an ally to the LGBTQ+ community
Bystander Intervention Training: for learning effective intervention in unsafe or unhealthy situations
The Red Zone: resources for preventing sexual assault in the initial six weeks of the academic year
Campus Accessibility: resources for accessibility services at UW Oshkosh
UW Oshkosh values the health and overall well-being of its employees. The university supports each staff and faculty member’s quest to become an overall healthier individual by providing access to wellness programs that encompass all dimensions of well-being: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.
Information related to UW Oshkosh campus and UW System-wide based programs, and community support resources are available below.
We are currently developing a wellness newsletter. Check back soon!
COVID-19: Moving forward with our "New Normal"
As workplace restrictions ease, FEI continues to offer you information, tips and strategies to help you manage the pandemic’s ongoing challenges. Check out the section titled “Moving forward with our ‘new normal'” in the FEI EAP Resource Library (Username: SOWI) for more information like this:
- Refocusing at Work After COVID-19, a flyer
- Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work After COVID-19, a flyer
- Back to the Workplace: A Manager’s Tip Sheet, a flyer
- Towards a New Workplace Normal in the Age of COVID-19, a webinar recording
Watch a recording of a special webinar on how to handle change during COVID-19
COVID-19 General Public Resources
COVID-19: Benefit Insurance, FSA, and Incentive Updates
The Group Insurance Board (GIB) approved limited mid-year changes to address the pandemic impact. This includes opportunity to change FSA medical and dependent day care accounts, carryover limit increase, and new health screening options for the StayWell wellness incentive. Find more details here.
The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) has information available regarding common questions during this pandemic time. You can find many answers to frequently asked questions and resources available via ETF’s website. This includes information on health insurance impacts as well as flex spending account options.
NOTE: New Health Screenings options to earn $150 wellness incentive
Well Wisconsin participants can now complete the health screening requirement with a dental cleaning, one health coaching call with StayWell, or an at-home screening test. These new options are in addition to the biometric health screening or health care provider form. This is intended to help members earn their $150 wellness incentive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees would also still need to complete the health assessment and one StayWell activity via the StayWell portal to receive the incentive.
COVID-19: Community Support Resources
All throughout the Fox Valley area, including down to the City of Fond du Lac, are community resources and support available to employees in crisis or need. Do not hesitate to reach out. Below are just a few organizations designed to help and serve you within our community.
General All Around Support
- 211– connects individuals with thousands of nonprofits and government agencies in their area based on their needs. Individuals can visit the website or call 2-1-1.
- UW Extension: Financial Resources– resources for free financial counseling, steps to take if individuals are struggling to make payments, and links to resources for requesting unemployment benefits, food assistance, childcare, paying utilities, and more.
- LEAVEN– assists with basic needs, including financial, and high-risk prevention in the Fox Valley area; 920.738.9635, Mon-Fri 9-4
- Salvation Army– provides food and basic needs pantry, financial assistance and more; call 920.923.8220; located at 237 N Macy St, Fond du Lac
- ADVOCAP, Inc.– provides affordable housing services, emergency food, training, transportation; Fond du Lac – 800.631.7760 or 920.922.7760; Oshkosh – 920.426.0150; Neenah – 920.725.2791
- Oshkosh Area United Way Community Resource Updates– list of Community Resources and their current availability including medical care, warming shelters, food pantries, and job centers.
Mental Health Resource - SilverCloud
SilverCloud is an online, anonymous, self-guided, interactive resource that provides UW System students, faculty, and staff with no-cost, confidential help with mental health well-being and stress management. It is a time-flexible option available 24 hours a day that may be effective for employees who experience mild to moderate symptoms. Each module lasts an average of 40 minutes and automatically saves progress, so the modules can be completed at your convenience.
SilverCloud is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment for complex issues but may be an effective option for employees with mild to moderate symptoms. The purpose of SilverCloud is to:
• Help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety
• Improve resilience
• Teach skills to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
• Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety
All UW System employees are welcome. You do not need a referral from a mental health or medical professional to use this free online program. Find more information about SilverCloud and/or sign up here.
Well Wisconsin – StayWell Incentive
NOTE: New Health Screenings options to earn $150 wellness incentive
Well Wisconsin participants can now complete the health screening requirement with a dental cleaning, one health coaching call with StayWell, or an at-home screening test. These new options are in addition to the biometric health screening or health care provider form. This is intended to help members earn their $150 wellness incentive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Access the StayWell Portal here. View the program video at the bottom of the initial portal page.
Need assistance navigating the portal? Contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800.821.6591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
StayWell is an independent provider of health promotion programs and services. StayWell specializes in helping organizations improve the health and well-being of their participants. Since 1978 StayWell has designed and managed programs for employers throughout the United States.
The StayWell wellness portal is available to employees, retirees and their spouses enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Programs. Access is based on the effective dates of your health insurance coverage. The StayWell wellness portal is not available to children or other dependents of the employee enrolled in State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. The services available to you through StayWell, including individual confidential health coaching and all of the tools in the portal, are provided at no cost to you.
StayWell offers the Well Wisconsin Incentive, a $150 uniform wellness incentive available to employees, retirees and their spouses currently enrolled in the State of Wisconsin or Wisconsin Public Employers Group Health Insurance Programs.
Complete a health screening, the StayWell health assessment, and a StayWell well-being activity to earn the $150 gift card. You can complete these steps via your StayWell wellness portal account.
Healthy Titans Fitness
The Healthy Titans Fitness program is open to all University of Wisconsin Oshkosh employees, spouses/domestic partners and retirees. Our program offers access to the Albee Fitness and Strength Training Center, group exercise classes and personal training with our student fitness specialists. We offer a variety of group exercise classes including yoga, Total Titan, group cycling, TRX, cardio dance fusion and step aerobics.
UWO Gardening Program
As part of the faculty and staff wellness initiatives, the Gardening Program will engage interested employees in assisting to enhance the beautification of campus (Oshkosh, Fox Valley, and Fond du Lac). This would be voluntary and include activities such as dead heading plants, weeding designated areas, seed collection, planting, and dividing plants.
Click here to view the gardening program guidelines.
Register here to participate in the program.
UWO Community Engagement
There are many ways that UWO engages community around us. Check out some activities and events that may be happening just next door.
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We are constantly looking for ideas and initiatives to promote and establish on campus. Please share your ideas with us at email@example.com.