Mental health and well-being resources for faculty and staff


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There is a range of University and community resources for better mental health and overall well-being available to Notre Dame employees. Click on the resources below to learn more.

  • Notre Dame Wellness Center (available to full-time faculty and staff, and families enrolled in ND medical plan)

    • Clinical psychologists

    • Wellness coaches

    • Workshops on various topics: resiliency, stress, life satisfaction, etc

  • Carebridge Employee Assistance Program (available to full-time faculty, staff, their spouses, dependent children, and members of their household)

    • Mental health support - 6 free counseling sessions per situation, including counseling through BetterHelp

    • Work-life services - child/elder care, legal, and financial assistance

    • Emotional well-being services, such as virtual support groups and webinars

  • Calm app (available to all faculty, staff, and students - can also share with 5 family members or friends)

    • Meditation, sleep, relaxation, etc.

    • Webinars on work-life, stress, etc.

  • Support Groups (available to faculty and staff)

  • Koa Health (available to full-time faculty and staff through Well-Being for Life platform, powered by Virgin Pulse)

    • Mental health support with stress, sleep, worry, anxious thoughts, low self-esteem, etc.

  • Anthem BCBS (available to anyone enrolled in an ND medical plan)

  • Mental Health First Aid for Supervisors

    • Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Enroll for the class through Endeavor.

  • SUMMUS seminars for mental health

  • Health Advocate

    • Health Advocate is a special benefit for faculty, staff, spouses, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law paid by the University of Notre Dame to help you and your entire family navigate the healthcare system and maximize your healthcare benefits. Their service will help you with clinical and administrative issues involving your medical, hospital, vision, dental, pharmacy, and other healthcare needs.

  • Staff and faculty chaplain support through Campus Ministry

    • Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C. - faculty chaplain
    • Sister Andrea Lee, IHM - staff chaplain
    • Rev. Michael Mathews, C.S.C. - staff chaplain
    • Rev. Tim O'Connor, C.S.C. - staff chaplain
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • Eating Disorder Hotlines

  • The Family Justice Center - domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault