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Improve Your Personal Well-Being

Your well-being is important. 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
  • Child or eldercare
  • Financial issues
  • Mental or physical health
  • Grief and loss
  • Legal issues
  • Veteran’s transitions

What You Can Expect

Information

Your EA consultant will help answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Assessments

Working with your EA consultant can help you understand the nature of your concern.

Problem solving

Consulting with a neutral, objective EA consultant, will help you identify comfortable solutions for your concerns.

Referrals to resources

If a referral to an outside agency is necessary, your EA consultant will try to find the best resources for you, based on your concern and preferences.

Contact an Expert

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Phone: 716-645-4461

Email: ub-eap@buffalo.edu

Employee Assistance (EA) Consultants

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-887-2498

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

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Working Parents

Get support balancing work and family. Moms & dads are welcome. For more information, contact:

Deborah Hard

Director

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4460

Email: dahard@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

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-887-2498

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

2/3/17
Reduce stress and anxiety by learning this meditation technique.
2/3/17
Learn ways to help protect your estate and assets as you grow older from an elder law attorney during this free lunchtime program.
2/3/17
Learn methods that help you qualify for and protect your assets should you need Medicaid benefits to help pay for elder care costs during this free lunchtime program.
2/3/17
If you’re thinking about retirement and are wondering: what’s my risk? Are there types of risk, and how can I determine my tolerance? What is asset allocation, when should it change and when should it be kept the same? How much money will I need to retire? How much do I need to save today, in order to get there? What if my income stops tomorrow, due to a disability or death? Learn more during this free lunchtime program.
2/3/17
Women face unique challenges such as the retirement gender gap. It can leave a woman’s savings lagging that of a man’s. Discover new ways to balance priorities like budgeting and debt management.
3/23/17
Leave your stress behind: Discover and explore a myriad of techniques, resources and information proven to reduce your stress.

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