Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Mental Health

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well-being from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

New Episode: Mental Health with Derek Bell

Listen in as Well Wisconsin Radio observes World Mental Health Day with an interview full of tips for starting conversations around this important topic. They will explore the importance of purpose in mental health and how it contributes to experiencing joy and meaning in our lives. Don’t miss this interview with Derek Bell, Vice President of Solutions and Clinical Operations at VITAL WorkLife. As a nationally recognized expert in the health and well-being field, Derek shares examples of his work experiences enhancing cultures of well-being through promoting gratitude, resilience and joy.

Listen HERE!

Exercise is Medicine-On Campus: Lunch and Learn Series

On Campus is offering a free Lunch & Learn Series for all UW-Green Bay staff and faculty. Staff and faculty are welcome to bring their lunch to learn about exercise and health psychological skills that can be used in everyday life. The series is offered in-person or via Zoom.

The dates are:

September 25: Movement & Physical Activity into Work Day 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

October 30: Building Confidence in Physical Activity 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

November 27: Motivation and Time Management 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

December 11: Stress Management 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

The Series will be held in the University Union 1965 Room or interested staff and facutly can join via Zoom: https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/j/4894327536?pwd=RTlyZGpUMlVpQWJsd0RRVG5CK3NXZz09

Meeting ID: 489 432 7536

Passcode: 236782

Wellness Committee Fall Challenge

Have fun this fall with the newest Wellness Committee Fall Challenge!

Take time each day of the week to focus on a different area of your wellness. From October 1 to 28, 2023, complete an activity at least 3 days each week to be entered in a prize drawing! There are some ideas on the second page, but feel free to get creative! Just write a short note about what you did on the day you completed it and check the last column if you completed activities at least 3 days that week.

Please email your completed sheet to wellness@uwgb.edu by November 8, 2023.

Fall Wellness Challenge

Kognito Simulation Training Wellness Challenge

UW-Green Bay has added an additional Kognito Simulation to our portfolio this year, Cultivating Inclusive Communities Training. This simulation enables students, faculty, and staff to have courageous conversations which foster an inclusive campus community. It will help participants to be prepared to lead conversations that contribute to a safe, supportive, respectful, and welcoming community.

The training takes about 30 minutes to complete. It can be paused at any time and will be able to resume where you left off in the simulation.

The Wellness Committee will be awarding 20 employees who complete the training by December 31st. If you have already completed the training, your participation will be included. Winners will be announced in January.

Please visit https://uwgb.kognito.com to complete the training!

If you have any questions, please email wellness@uwgb.edu.

Annual Benefits & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendar to attend the Annual UW-Green Bay Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair!

When: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: University Union Phoenix Room, Green Bay campus

Please stop by to talk about your benefits and wellness to get helpful information as you consider options for the Annual  Benefit Enrollment period.  We’ll have refreshments too!  This year’s Annual Benefits Enrollment period is September 25th to October 20th.

Representatives from the following organizations will be looking forward to talking with you during the fair:

  • Common Ground (Health Insurance)
  • Dean Prevea (Health Insurance)
  • Network (Health Insurance)
  • Robin by HealthPartners (Health Insurance)
  • UnitedHealthcare (Health Insurance for Retirees)
  • Optum (Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts)
  • Securian (Life Insurance)
  • Zurich (Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance)
  • HealthChoice (Long-Term Care Insurance)
  • Fidelity (Supplemental Retirement Program)
  • TIAA (Supplemental Retirement Program)
  • Wisconsin Deferred Compensation
  • Edvest College Savings Plan
  • Kepro (Employee Assistance Program)
  • WebMD Well Wisconsin Program
  • UW-System Benefits Counseling
  • UW-Credit Union
  • UW-Green Bay University Recreation
  • UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee
  • UW-Green Bay Office of Sustainability
  • UW-Green Bay Safety & Environmental Management

Questions? Please contact us at hr@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2390.

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Tobacco Cessation and Healthy Habits

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well-being from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

New May Episode: Tobacco Cessation and Healthy Habits with Megan Piper, PhD

Learn about different tobacco products, including smoking, hookah, and vaping, and the resources available to help Wisconsinites looking for help with quitting. On the latest episode of Well Wisconsin Radio, Megan Piper, PhD, professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine and research director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, addresses methods for quitting and shares ideas for adopting healthy habits and supporting a loved one on their journey to quit. Learn more about the positive benefits experienced after giving up tobacco and gain motivation to get started.

Listen HERE!

ETF Mental Health Page


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to your overall well-being. It’s important to recognize signs and symptoms that could indicate problems.

ETF has launched a Mental Health Resources Webpage! Check out the page HERE.

Well Wisconsin Radio: Let’s Talk Mindfulness and Guided Meditation

Well Wisconsin Radio podcast discusses topics of health and well-being from experts around the State of Wisconsin.

April Episode: Mindfulness and Guided Meditation with Dan Tyler

Explore the practice of mindfulness with a fellow Wisconsin colleague from the Department of Transportation. Dan Tyler leads two weekly mindfulness sessions for Well Wisconsin program participants. In this episode he talks about what you can expect from those events, health benefits associated with mindfulness and how he got started in this practice. Learn more about guided meditation and gain tips for incorporating this practice into your routine. Hopefully you will tune in!

Listen HERE!

Note to those eligible for the 2023 Well Wisconsin incentive: Two episodes of Well Wisconsin Radio from Season 2, dated November 2022 and later will qualify for well-being activity credit.