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
** Spectrum.Life Wellebing Series **
Throughout the month of September, the focus of Spectrum.Life's Wellbeing Series will be on Heart Health. Spectrum.Life's unique Digital Wellbeing Studio will deliver to you, a 4-part live wellbeing series, along with supportive tipsheets for you to download, read and share. This wellbeing series is available free of charge to all UCC colleagues.
The special host for September is Radio DJ, Keith Walsh. Keith 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 September:
- Forming Healthy Habits – Wednesday 8 September 1.15pm
- Nutrition, Stress & Smoking – Wednesday 15 September 1.15pm
- Spotting Signs – Wednesday 22 September 1.15pm
- Get involved! – Wednesday 29 September 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 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:
- Healthy Heart Cardio
- Morning Quick HIIT
- Dance Cardio
- Happy Heart Yoga
- Family Fitness
- Active Agers
- Home Gym - Dumbbells
- Pregnancy Pilates
- Pilates for Runners and Cyclists
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 for September 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.