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: 716-887-2498

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

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: 716-887-2498

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

1/4/18
This session will review ADHD – what it is, how it is diagnosed, what happens to kids with ADHD as they grow up. You'll learn about the best evidence for effective treatments at home and at school. There will be time left at the end of the talk for questions and conversation.
12/8/17
Feeling frazzled? Finding the pressures of work and family overwhelming at times? In this workshop, you will learn simple, enjoyable tools to reduce your stress and anxiety.
12/8/17
Please join us for another UB EAP Self Care experience! Deborah A. Hard of UB’s Employee Assistance Program starts the day by guiding us on how to fuel our positivity tanks through cultivating more happiness and positive emotion in our lives.
12/8/17
Learn about estate planning, medicaid planning and common asset projection tools in this lunch-time series.
3/27/18
Leave your stress behind: Discover and explore a myriad of techniques, resources and information proven to reduce your stress.
12/8/17
Reduce stress and anxiety by learning this meditation technique.
4/23/18
Are you helping an older relative or friend? You will benefit from this six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools needed to take care of yourself while helping a loved one.
4/23/18
Learn about the explosion of opiate use, related problems and ways in which concerns about opiod use may be handled by attending this program. We are hearing more and more about the rising use of opiates, and the tragedies that have resulted from this epidemic. Perhaps you, or someone you know has been affected, or is currently dealing with an opiate concern. You will also learn about how this epidemic can affect us on the job.

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