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UMS values employees and recognizes that from time to time personal problems can affect our ability to perform at our jobs. UMS provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit to help employees and families cope with challenging times.



The EAP is a free, voluntary and confidential service. It provides employees, retirees and their household members with assessments, consultations and referrals. The EAP is designed to assist you in dealing with a wide variety of personal concerns, such as:

  • Emotional distress
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Depresson
  • Marital problems
  • Job worries
  • Family matters
  • Childcare issues
  • Financial concerns
  • Legal concerns
  • Work/Life services
  • Violence and domestic violence


Contact the CIGNA EAP

All other university employees participate in the CIGNA EAP.
Call CIGNA at 1-877-622-4327

Employer ID = ums

EAP counseling services are provided for up to six sessions. If a referral for additional services or treatment is necessary, EAP counselors will help employees locate services that are convenient, appropriate and affordable. Counselors are licensed health care professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors and marriage and family therapists.

Consider calling the EAP when:

  • You have a problem that you worry about all day long.
  • You feel you need help coping with a situation, but you don’t know where to turn.
  • You find your family life, friendships, health or work are affected.
  • You keep thinking that a problem will go away, but it doesn’t.
  • You need to talk with someone who can assist you.

EAP appointments can be made during or outside of work hours. Most supervisors provide release time for EAP appointments. For confidentiality purposes, you may treat your EAP appointment the same as a medical appointment.

Events & Happenings



*Just a reminder that your Wellness Bingo cards ended on Friday, May 3rd.
Please send them to Bev Gill before the end of the day on May 7th.*

Cigna Employee Assistance Program Presents:


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)*

Go to work. Go home. Go to bed. Repeat. If you feel like you are going through the motions of life, but not really living, this seminar is for you. You'll learn how to tell if you are in a rut and get strategies to break out of it. We'll share ideas and inspiration to help you reap the rewards of trying new things.

4 Now Available as a Webcast!

Cigna's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is proud to offer our National EAP Wellness Seminars in both webcast and telephonic format.

Please pre-register for the live webcast or telephonic presentation online at: ExploreNewThings

Can’t make the live presentation?

Webcast: On-demand replay is available starting 2 hours after the live presentation at: ExploreNewThings

Telephonic: Replay will be available starting 2 hours after the live presentation and remain available for 10 days. To access the replay: dial 888-203-1112 and use Passcode: 8231345

Seminar materials are available for download at: ExploreNewThings

No matter what you need, chances are we can help.
Best of all it’s free.



Monday, April 22nd, is Earth Day!

The Community Garden behind the Farmhouse will have 5 new raised beds and
30 yards of compost delivered! The garden grows organic vegetables for the
Augusta Food Bank.

We need volunteers from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to help us shovel compost in the
raised beds (both the new ones and the 5 we already have).*Wear work clothes and shoes! Bring your own shovel if you can!

Brought to you by the Office of Civic Engagement

and the UMA Employee Wellness Program

FMI: valerie.marsh@maine.edu


Move and Improve Registration Deadline is March 29

It's not to late..........*PROGRAM GOALS*.....................Engage is moderate physical activity

for a minimum of eight of the twelve weeks at the goal you choose. There
are 5 different levels, so they is something for everyone.
Visit the website at *www.moveandimprove.org* to register and get started on your journey toward wellness!

PROGRAM COST........................FREE
PROGRAM LENGTH...................12 WEEKS (MARCH 3 - MAY 25)

*PROGRAM GOALS*.....................Engage is moderate physical activity for a minimum of eight of the twelve weeks at the goal you choose. There are 5 different levels, so they is something for everyone.

Record your results online between April 28th and June 3. You could win $100.00

Once registration has closed the Wellness Team will draw from all
registered participants for a Move & Improve tee shirt.



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Our Misison Statement:

The University of Maine at Augusta is committed to promoting and enhancing the wellness of its faculty and staff by creating a campus culture that provides opportunities, activities and services that encourage healthy lifestyle choices.


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