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Resilience and Emotional Well-being Toolkit

Our Resilience and Emotional Well-being Toolkit provides resources to support individuals in navigating some of life’s most common challenges. Packed with practical tip cards and additional resources curated from various UF departments, this toolkit offers guidance on managing anger, regulating emotions, coping with anxiety, practicing self-care, and overcoming depression, among other essential topics. Whether you’re seeking personal growth or supporting others on their journey, this toolkit provides accessible tools to enhance emotional resilience and your overall well-being.

Click on each category to explore available resources. Have questions about this toolkit? Contact us at worklife@hr.ufl.edu.

Anger and Emotional Regulation

Anger & Emotional Regulation Tip Cards

Created by UF EAP counselors, these printable tip cards offer effective strategies for managing anger and regulating emotions.

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Calm

UF faculty and staff can sign up for a free subscription to the Calm, a mindfulness app that helps manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. Available to the first 5,000 employees; includes up to five dependents.

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Coping with Problems and Challenges Articles

Curated articles from the UF/IFAS SMART Couples program to help you and your partner tackle relationship challenges.

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Emotional Wellness Resources

From sleep resources to workshops and presentations, explore GatorCare’s emotional wellness resources.

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Employee Assistance Program

Your UF Employee Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

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GatorCare Meditation & Relaxation

Meditation and relaxation resources, including live and recorded classes.

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Guided Meditation Sessions

UF and UF Health experts lead these recorded guided meditation sessions, which are roughly 10 minutes in length and aim to provide a sense of calm and overall well-being.

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Learn to Manage Your Anger

Read this UF Health article to learn how anger can be triggered and how you can manage those emotions.

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Mindfulness Resources

Explore a variety of mindfulness resources from guided meditation sessions to relaxation strategies, workshops, wellness presentations and more.

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UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Mindfulness & Relaxation Resources

Explore guided meditation and breath work audio and video resources of varying lengths, all created for you by our talented team of Artists in Residence and Integrative Therapy Practitioners.

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Anxiety and Stress Management

Anxiety & Stress Management Tip Cards

Created by UF EAP counselors, these printable tip cards offer effective strategies for managing anxiety and stress.

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Calm

UF faculty and staff can sign up for a free subscription to the Calm, a mindfulness app that helps manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. Available to the first 5,000 employees; includes up to five dependents.

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Caregiver Support

To assist faculty and staff who fulfill the role of a caregiver, we have compiled resources and recorded a series of webinars that tackle topics such as self-care, must-have legal documents, the Family Medical Leave Act and more.

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Clinic for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders

The UF Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Program specializes in treating severe or treatment-resistant OCD, offering comprehensive evaluations, expert consultations, novel biological treatments, cognitive-behavioral therapy and research studies.

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Emotional Wellness Resources

From sleep resources to workshops and presentations, explore GatorCare’s emotional wellness resources.

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Employee Assistance Program

Your UF Employee Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

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GatorCare Meditation & Relaxation

Meditation and relaxation resources, including live and recorded classes.

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Guided Meditation Sessions

UF and UF Health experts lead these recorded guided meditation sessions, which are roughly 10 minutes in length and aim to provide a sense of calm and overall well-being.

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Impact of Stress and Burnout on Health

In this episode, we discuss stress and burnout health outcomes and prevention with UF College of Medicine Director of Wellness Programs Lisa Merlo Greene, Ph.D.

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Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

Our November Wellness Talk features UF EAP counselor Devin Shorey, who discusses the effects of the holiday season on our mental health and how to enjoy the festivities while safeguarding our well-being.

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Mental Health Stigma – Depression and Anxiety

In this episode, we discuss mental health awareness and the stigma associated with mental health as it relates to depression and anxiety with Catherine Striley, Ph.D., associate professor at the UF Department of Epidemiology.

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Mindfulness Resources

Explore a variety of mindfulness resources from guided meditation sessions to relaxation strategies, workshops, wellness presentations and more.

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Resilience and Mindfulness at Work

This daylong workshop takes a holistic approach to consider aspects of resilience within the professional context as well as an introduction to mindfulness practice.

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UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine Mindfulness & Relaxation Resources

Explore guided meditation and breath work audio and video resources of varying lengths, all created for you by our talented team of Artists in Residence and Integrative Therapy Practitioners.

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Depression and Grief

After a Traumatic Death: A Toolkit for the UF Health Community

This document serves as a practical handbook to consult when a suicide or other traumatic death occurs at UF Health.

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Calm

UF faculty and staff can sign up for a free subscription to the Calm, a mindfulness app that helps manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. Available to the first 5,000 employees; includes up to five dependents.

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Caregiver Support

To assist faculty and staff who fulfill the role of a caregiver, we have compiled resources and recorded a series of webinars that tackle topics such as self-care, must-have legal documents, the Family Medical Leave Act and more.

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Depression and Grief Tip Cards

Created by UF EAP counselors, these printable tip cards offer effective strategies for managing depression and grief.

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Emotional Wellness Resources

From sleep resources to workshops and presentations, explore GatorCare’s emotional wellness resources.

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Employee Assistance Program

Your UF Employee Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

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FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for specific family or medical reasons without risking job loss.

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Grief and Coping with Loss

In this episode, we discuss grief and coping with loss with UF Innovation Academy Adjunct Lecturer and lead facilitator and creative director of Guts and Glory Gainesville Taylor Williams.

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Grief and Coping with Loss Workshop

In an attempt to normalize grief and share some valuable information and resources, this on-demand workshop tackles grief and how to cope with loss.

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Guided Meditation: Awakening Kindness and Soothing Grief

Awaken kindness and soothe grief with UF Health integrative therapies practitioner and yoga therapist Tammy Bernard.

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Mental Health Stigma – Depression and Anxiety

In this episode, we discuss mental health awareness and the stigma associated with mental health as it relates to depression and anxiety with Catherine Striley, Ph.D., associate professor at the UF Department of Epidemiology.

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Preparing for End-of-Life Care

We often think of death and dying as separate from everyday life. However, it is best for the well-being of ourselves and our loved ones that we consider our end-of-life wishes now, and prepare for the possibility of taking care of another person in their end-of-life.

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Sick Leave

Learn about the sick and medical leave policies for faculty and staff at the University of Florida.

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Suicide Prevention

In this episode, we discuss suicide prevention, warning signs and the resources available for those who may need help with UF Health Director of Clinical Services Joseph Munson, Ph.D.

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Interpersonal and Relationship Skills

Empathy and Well-being

In this episode, we discuss empathy and the impact it has on our health and well-being with UF’s School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education Assistant Professor Hannah Bayne, Ph.D.

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Employee Assistance Program

Your UF Employee Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

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Gratitude Spreads

Take a moment to thank coworkers, supervisors and supervisees for their great work with these Gratitude Spread cards — available on both print and digital email templates.

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Interpersonal & Relationship Skills Tip Cards

Created by UF EAP counselors, these printable tip cards offer effective strategies to improve your interpersonal and relationship skills.

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SMART Couples Relationship Resources

From divorce to parenting, disabilities and more, explore the SMART Couples list of resources.

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Social Wellness Resources

Find support, networking and like-minded people by perusing GatorCare’s social wellness resources.

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Strategies to Handle Workplace Conflict

UF EAP Counselor Devin Shorey discusses the challenges workplace conflict can cause, and how to create a healthier work environment.

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UF & Gainesville Networks

Explore our directory of networking and special interest groups at UF and beyond to help you find kindred spirits and opportunities to explore new interests.

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Self-Care and Self-Compassion

An Introduction to Mindful Living

In this episode, we discuss mindful living with UFHR Communication and Worklife Director Angie Brown.

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Calm

UF faculty and staff can sign up for a free subscription to the Calm, a mindfulness app that helps manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. Available to the first 5,000 employees; includes up to five dependents.

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Caregiver Support

To assist faculty and staff who fulfill the role of a caregiver, we have compiled resources and recorded a series of webinars that tackle topics such as self-care, must-have legal documents, the Family Medical Leave Act and more.

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Creating and Sustaining Healthy Habits

In this episode, we discuss how to create and sustain healthy habits with GatorCare Wellness Manager Mallory Rubek.

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Empathy and Well-being

In this episode, we discuss empathy and the impact it has on our health and well-being with UF’s School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education Assistant Professor Hannah Bayne, Ph.D.

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Employee Assistance Program

Your UF Employee Assistance Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

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Employee Wellness Series

Explore upcoming and on-demand webinars, hosted by various departments and available to all UF faculty and staff, to help you boost your health and overall well-being.

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Faculty and Staff Fitness Classes

From yoga to Zumba, guided meditations and more, explore wellness classes available to UF faculty and staff.

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GatorCare Wellness Programs

Wellness offerings designed for GatorCare insurance plan participants; many are offered to all UF and UF Health employees.

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Managing Mental Health Around the Holidays

Our November Wellness Talk features UF EAP counselor Devin Shorey, who discusses the effects of the holiday season on our mental health and how to enjoy the festivities while safeguarding our well-being.

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Mindfulness Resources

Explore a variety of mindfulness resources from guided meditation sessions to relaxation strategies, workshops, wellness presentations and more.

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Noom

Build healthier habits to lose weight and get free virtual coaching through a free subscription to the NOOM app, available to the first 2,000 UF faculty and staff who sign up.

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Self-Care & Self-Compassion Tip Cards

Created by UF EAP counselors, these printable tip cards offer effective strategies to incorporate self-care and self-compassion into your daily routine.

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The Tobacco Cesation Journey

In this Wellness Talk episode, and as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we talked with Lindsey King, Ph.D., about the ins and outs of tobacco cessation treatment.

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UFHR Wellness Media Library

The Well at UF podcast features UF faculty and staff experts in health and wellness sharing their latest research, resources and expertise to help improve your health and well-being.

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Well at UF

Explore a variety of programs, toolkits and other resources designed to support the well-being of faculty and staff in Gainesville and beyond.

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