Employee Assistance Programme


UCC's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided by SPECTRUM.LIFE.  This is a confidential counselling service, providing support to employees, in addition to their spouse, civil partner or dependant, where the family member can be described as a person over the age of 18 and residing in the family home.

The EAP can help with a wide variety of problems and can support anyone suffering with issues including but not limited to:
  • Depression, anxiety, stress,
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Addictions
  • Work stress and work-life balance 
  • Relationships and marital problems
  • Workplace conflict and communication
  • Life transitions such as career progressions or retirement
  • Parenting problems

It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering numerous topics such as; counselling, infertility & pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching, international employee support, legal information, financial information and more. 

Email: eap@spectrum.life

Freephone: 1800 814 243

SMS: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010

WhatsApp: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010


The Spectrum.Life portal is your very own personalised wellbeing app, providing you with access to hours of wellbeing content, so do make sure to register (the organisation code is: JwvaQS9w).


UCC has a service level agreement with Spectrum Life and it is important to us that you receive a satisfactory service from our EAP provider. 
Staff can contact Spectrum Life confidentially at eapescalations@spectrum.life if they have any concerns regarding the quality of the EAP service. 
Staff can also contact staffwellbeing@ucc.ie if there are any difficulties accessing the service or  if you require any further support regarding EAP service. 



** Spectrum.Life Digital Gym **

Spectrum.Life’s Digital Gym gives you access to live and on demand fitness classes straight from the comfort of your own home. All classes are delivered by experts who will demonstrate a safe and maintainable way to tackle fitness at home. Through your dedicated Health and Wellbeing Platform, you can view a full schedule of classes to take part in. You can see next week's classes and also view recorded classes that have happened in the past. Due to the popularity of the on-demand classes, Spectrum.Life have introduced three brand new training plans to support skills development and to help UCC employees meet their fitness goals. To access these training plans, click the 'digital gym' tab on the Spectrum.Life platform.  

All UCC employees have the opportunity to take part in up to 20 classes per week across a number of different class types, such as:  

  • Zone Out Yoga 
  • Morning Energy HIIT
  • Family Fitness
  • After Work Mindfulness
  • Strength at Home
  • Pregnancy Pilates
  • Quick HIIT & Abs
  • Bodyweight Strength


Each class will last 30-45 minutes and will take place across the week from Monday to Friday with morning, lunchtime and evening slots. You can see the full timetable here.



The Be Calm feature of the Spectrum.Life portal provides all UCC employees access to self-guided meditation across 6 key areas. Self-guided meditation is just one technique you can use to clear out negative energy from your mind, and promote positive thinking and inner peace.

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