Overcoming Personal Challenges

You and your family may get free, voluntary and confidential assistance on any concern that is impacting your life from your Employee Assistance (EA) consultant.

Your concerns might include:

  • Stress management
  • Life-changing events
  • Personal relationships
  • Alcohol/drug use and abuse
  • Child or eldercare
  • Financial issues
  • Mental or physical health
  • Workplace issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Legal issues
  • Veteran’s transitions
  • Career transitions

Contact an Expert

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Phone: 716-645-4461

Email: ub-eap@buffalo.edu

Employee Assistance (EA) Consultants

Susan Bagdasarian.

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Neil McGillicuddy.

Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4458

Email: nm23@buffalo.edu

Other Opportunities To Improve Your Well-Being

Support Groups

Get support from your peers to improve your well-being. Designed to provide emotional, educational and social support through regularly scheduled meetings, support groups help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Building social support will help your ability to maintain or improve your overall personal, physical and emotional health while dealing with real life issues.

Current Support Groups

Caregiver

Caregivers of aging parents and loved ones meet for support, resources and ways to manage the everyday demands of caregiving. For more information, contact:

Susan Bagdasarian.

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Workplace Stress

Everyone has stress at work. If it seems overwhelming, meet with others for support and ideas to cope. For more information, contact:

Neil McGillicuddy.

Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4458

Email: nm23@buffalo.edu

Training

Attend a training to improve your well-being. Free workshops are offered to all UB employees on each of the UB campuses during the Fall and Spring semesters, and during the summer.  Workshops are led by professionals expert on the topic, and participants are typically highly satisfied with the workshops they attend.  UB employees may attend workshops during their work time, provided that they have received supervisory approval. Suggestions for training topics are always welcome.

EAP Wellness and Health Trainings

9/3/19
Learn simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body and soul by learning more about the benefits of exercise, massage, proper nutrition and environmental health. Interact with therapy dogs, get a massage, and visit vendor tables. Continental breakfast and lunch included. 
9/6/19
Learn about estate planning, medicaid planning, caregiving and retirement in this lunch-time series.
10/21/19
This three-part program draws from the experience and expertise of Mindfulness Teacher, Dave Bauer. Participants will discover the elements of mindfulness, and then, using interactive and research-based tools, gain new behaviors in mindful living. The program is being held on three consecutive weeks -- when you enroll you are automatically registered for all three weeks.

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