The University offers a variety of wellness and work life balance programs
From exercise to behavioral heath, Penn has many programs that are available to Students, Postdocs, and Staff. Please note, that may programs are specific to your role at Penn, so be sure to confirm eligibility
Family Resource Center at Penn is a hub for information, resources, activities and advocacy for students and post-docs with children. While currently closed, staff is available to meet virtually, and the center is offering virtual programming on a variety of topics.
Additionally, Penn Graduate Groups and BPP are excellent sources for information on health, wellness and safety resources.
Human Resources offers a variety of Wellness and Work-Life services, including: wellness initiatives and activities, the “Ben in the Know” program, guide to managing life events and more.
Behavioral Heath Services
Behavioral health is an issue that affects many people. Especially with the challenges we face with COVID, more and more people are acknowledging they need more support. Penn provides multiple mechanisms for accessing support. Do not hesitate to take advantage of these confidential services.
Campus health provides services to students: https://campushealth.wellness.upenn.edu/
The Penn BPP has compiled a list of available services for postocs: https://www.med.upenn.edu/postdoc/penn-behavioral-health-resources-for-postdocs.html
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/wellness-worklife/counseling-and-employee-assistance-program
Penn Center for Public Heath Initiatives (CPHI)
In addition to being home for the Master of Public Heath Program, the CPHI promotes interdisciplinary research, education and practice in public health through multiple program initiatives.
Campus-Wide Wellness Initiatives
Walks 2 Wellness: Organized by Penn Libraries and CPHI, faculty, staff, and students lead participants on a weekly walk through campus after a brief talk on a topic of their choice
NatureRx at Penn: Campus partners launched this program to promote being out in nature, as research has shown it can have a positive impact on our health and well-being.
The 2020-2021 Seminar Series was titled “Structural Racism: The Ultimate Determinant of Heath” links to the recorded series can be found here.