The Office of Human Resources offers a range of wellness programs and workshops throughout the year through our new HRWellness@Amherst initiative. Click on the links below to learn more about the various classes and resources available to Amherst staff and faculty.
HRWellness@Amherst Classes and Programs
Upcoming and recent campus classes and programs include:
In conjunction with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, our health insurance provider, we are offering a separate website, ahealthyme (https://bluecrossma.ahealthyme.com/dt/v2/bcbsmaindex.asp). On this site, you will be able to access information about online wellness classes, read articles about health related issues, take part in "wellness challenges" that can earn you rewards, and much more. More details about this wellness program are available at ahealthymeOverview (descriptions of the program and the resources available) and ahealthyme@Amherst (instructions for logging into their website and a summary of how to earn points).
Wellness, Fitness & Lifetime Sports (Athletics)
The Athletics department continues to offer a broad range of wellness programs and classes for staff, faculty and students, including hiring some new instructors to teach new classes. To see a complete list of classes, including some just for staff and faculty, please visit their website: Class Schedule. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend any "open" classes as well.
E4Health (Employee Assistance Program)
E4Health (formerly Lifescope) offers a wide range of services, workshops and phone consultations to help you manage life's situations. Staff and faculty are able to contact E4Health at any time to request assistance and support. You can access E4Health at: http://www.helloe4.com/ and (800) 828-6025. To read more about the services offered and how to access E4Health, please visit the E4Health webpage on the Human Resources website.
Discounted program for faculty and staff
The Athletics Department, in conjunction with Valley Mindfulness (www.valleymindfulness.com), offers an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Faculty and staff can attend a course at a discounted rate. Please contact Chris Paradis in Athletics for details about when the next session will be offered.
Another resource available is Walking Works, a website affiliated with Blue Cross that allows people to track their fitness activities online. You can participate alone, or as part of a team. You can record your activities in a variety of activities, including walking, swimming, biking, yoga, pilates and dance. You will need to login and create a free account on the Walking Works website, and we hope to be able to include participation information in the rewards feature of our wellness program in the future.