Manage Stress

Improve your ability to handle stressful situations by reaching out to your Employee Assistance (EA) consultant. Learn strategies and techniques to help you cope with and manage your stress.

Contact an Expert

We all need support sometimes. For confidential consultation or 1-on-1 meetings at no charge to you, referrals to specialists, and/or general information on how to help yourself or others manage personal and/or work-related concerns, please reach out to us.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Phone: 716-645-4461

Email: ub-eap@buffalo.edu

Employee Assistance 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 and Manage Your Stress

  • 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

    Chronic Illness

    This group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with, in treatment for, or living with a chronic illness. When you live with a chronic disease, some days are just harder to get through than others. At times, feelings of isolation and the uncertainty of your circumstances weigh heavily. Members exchange coping strategies and help each other through encouraging words and success stories. If you ever thought, “No one understands what I am going through,” think again. Being part of a support group can be a helpful step in taking control of your disease.

    Susan Bagdasarian.

    Susan Bagdasarian

    Employee Assistance Program

    Phone: 716-645-8167

    Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

    Parenting Support Group

    In this group, parents will meet and discuss the parenting issues of concern. Members will exchange ideas and coping strategies, success stories and insights, along with support, encouraging words and practical advice. Parents of children of all ages welcome. This group will meet virtually the third Tuesday of each month from 12-1 p.m., starting September 15, 2020. If interested, or for more information, contact: 

    Neil McGillicuddy.

    Neil McGillicuddy

    Employee Assistance Program

    Phone: 716-645-4458

    Email: nm23@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

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