As a new year begins, Vanderbilt is encouraging all employees to take advantage of the extensive well-being resources available to them. The offerings, which include newly launched wellness and mental health programs, are part of the university’s broader commitment to supporting the holistic health of its faculty, staff and postdocs across all key aspects of their lives.
Find out how Vanderbilt can help you improve your personal well-being—physically, emotionally, financially, professionally and socially—in 2023:
Wellness and healthy habits
The new year is a prime time to set goals for healthy habits. Vanderbilt’s newest wellness program, administered by Virgin Pulse, can help you take actionable steps toward those goals by making healthy choices. This resource has replaced Go for the Gold and comes with an expanded incentive program. Look for an email from Virgin Pulse for information on how to sign up or visit the Virgin Pulse website.
Mental health services
Vanderbilt also is providing expanded mental health services to employees. The new program, administered by Lyra, provides support for you and your family for a total of 12 counseling sessions per year, which is three times more than the previous benefit. Visit the Lyra website to access your personalized options for mental health care.
Financial health is another key aspect of well-being. Fidelity, the manager of the Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan, offers free coaching sessions and small classes to improve your knowledge of financial wellness.
In addition, the expanded Employee Critical Support Fund exists to financially assist faculty and staff who experience a non-recurring sudden or emergency-related hardship. If you would like to support the fund at no cost to you, sign up for Kroger Community Awards or AmazonSmile.
How will you dare to grow in your career this year? Subscribe to the Rooted in Learning newsletter to learn about upcoming professional development opportunities offered through Human Resources or take a university class with the upgraded tuition benefit for employees.
Other ways to get involved
All employees belong to our One Vanderbilt community, and there are many ways to get involved. Consider participating in the University Staff Advisory Council or Faculty Senate or joining one of the many employee affinity groups on campus.