Ombudsperson

Feeling stressed by the uncertainty, unrest, or changes at work? Experiencing challenges within your department or team? Concerned about a colleague? Please reach out to Ombudsperson Larry Hunt for support and guidance during these times. All work with Larry is strictly confidential. 

Spiritual, Mindfulness, and Grief Support

One-on-one spiritual counseling, mindfulness coaching, and grief support are available to staff from Harrison Blum, director of religious and spiritual life. Harrison is also available to lead remote memorial services over Zoom if staff have lost loved ones and can't gather to grieve and celebrate that person's life in person. 

Please contact Harrison Blum, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, hblum@amherst.edu

Equity and Inclusion

If you are noticing or experiencing inequities, situations that feel unfair to you, or are in need of discussing or processing the impact of this especially heightened moment on your experience professionally, please reach out to Dina Levi, Director of Inclusive Leadership, Office of Diversity and Inclusion: dlevi@amherst.edu

Mental Health Resources offered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Behavioral Health Information and Resources for the Pandemic from BCBSMA. 

Find additional services on their Coronavirus Resource Center page

Employee Assistance Program (New Directions)

Amhest’s Employee Assistance Program, called New Directions, is a comprehensive resource to help and support you with life services for everyday living. Some of the resources and services available include Family and Caregiving, Daily Living, Emotional Well-Being, and Health and Wellness. You can access these services at any time, either through the New Directions website (company code: Amherst College) or by calling the toll-free phone number, (800) 624-5544. Accessing and using these services is confidential.

For general info about New Directions, visit Employee Assistance Program | Benefits

For Covid-19 specific resources from New Directions, Login and click on the Covid-19 resources link. (company code: Amherst College)

Colleague Resource Groups

It is quite important to feel the support of community during these times. Numerous groups have been created to offer an affirming gathering space for staff and faculty interested in sharing identities, experiences, and/or interests. These groups range from  People of Color, Climate Action & Sustainability, LGBTIQ+, First Generation, to Gaming.

Visit the CRG website for a complete list, contact links, and more information on these resource groups.

Physical and Mental Health Practices

The Daily Well: Overview; List of Daily Challenges

Stay Fit with Coach Boyko: Stay Fit with Coach Boyko | Athletics Department

Destress Mondays: DeStress Monday: Home

**Keep an eye on the Daily Mammoth for other offerings**

Face Masks

Keep yourself and our community healthy by creating your own fashionable face mask. Choose the one best suited for you. Compiled by members of the Amherst College community.

Remote Work Tips

Check out these remote work tips offered by HR to help make your remote work experience better.