Employee Assistance Programme
UCC 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.
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.
Freephone: 1800 814 243
SMS: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010
WhatsApp: Text 'Hi' to 087 369 0010
Throughout the month of March, the focus will be on jogging and how to get the most out of it, especially with gyms remaining closed. This is a simple, progressive programme that begins with more walking than running, and gradually evolves in a way that endeavors to avoid injury or too much strain. Spectrum.Life's unique Digital Wellbeing Studio will deliver to you, a 4-part live wellbeing series, along with a weekly running guide and supportive tipsheets relating to jogging for you to download, read and share. This wellbeing series is available free of charge to all UCC colleagues.
The special host for March is Alex Hassett, a running coach and founder of Run Talk Run. Alex will be talking with a variety of experts throughout the month on this topic and it promises to be equally informative and engaging. See below the seminars taking place in March:
- Get Ready to Run – Wednesday 3 March 1.15pm
- Fuelling your Body – Wednesday 10 March 1.15pm
- Run Talk Run – Wednesday 24 March 1.15pm
- Where to go next – Wednesday 31 March 1.15pm
As part of this Annual Wellbeing Series, you can access 4 seminars each month based on the seasonal topics below. Through your dedicated Health and Wellbeing Platform, you will be able to view a full schedule of upcoming seminars and also view past events. Each monthly series will include:
- 4 live seminars with Q&A
- A new e-learning course on the topic for employees to take part in their own time
- A range of guides for employees to download, read and share
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.
All UCC employees have the opportunity to take part in up 20 classes per week across a number of different class types, such as:
• Full Body Workout
• Body Pump
• Mobility and flexibility
• Combat Conditioning Classes
Each class will last 30-45 minutes and will take place across the week from Monday to Friday on 2-3 daily slots with morning, lunchtime and afternoon slots, so why not sign up to a class? See the class timetable for March below:
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.