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Employee Wellness

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we would like to remind of you of the many resources SCU has available for you as an employee. 

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The goal of our employee wellness program is to ensure the Jesuit value of Cura Personalis, or "care of the whole person," and enhance the holistic wellbeing of our employees. These benefits are designed to meet a range of personal needs, wellness, and active lifestyles. 



Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more
manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less
upsetting, and less scary.  ~ Fred Rogers

Mental Health Resources:

Join the Benefits team on the first Thursday of each month for a bite-size breakdown of our employee benefit offerings. We will share information about our benefits plan, share tips on navigating the plan, and answer questions you may have. 

Upcoming BBB sessions:

May 4, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Concern Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

June 1, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Bright Horizons (Child & Adult Care, Tutoring, Pet Care)

Register for the zoom session

The Calm App is now available free to all benefits-eligible employees. 

Simply follow the instructions below to gain full access to Calm—the #1 app for mental fitness. 

To get started: 

  • Visit this link to Calm for SCU employeesThis must be done on a web or mobile browser (not the app itself).
  • Sign up with your personal email address (or log in to an existing Calm account) 
  • Validate your work email address
  • Download the Calm app and log in to your account to access the premium content
  • Once you've signed up, you can add up to 5 dependents (age 16 years or older) via the "Manage Subscription" page inside your Calm account at

Once complete, you can download the Calm app and log in to your new account. 

Your Calm subscription gives you unlimited access to the full library of content at and in the Calm app. Sign up for a live ‘Calm App Webinar’ to learn more. 

Please note that Calm only shares aggregated user data. For more information, see our privacy policy at

We have collaborated with Massage Therapists Andy Ramirez and Joana Calixto to offer 13-minute chair massages for $5.00 for Faculty and Staff.

The chair massages will be offered in the Wellness Room located in Human Resources. If this sounds like something you would like to do, click on the link below to sign up. We will need to limit the back-to-back massages to 2 in a row.

Schedule appointment with Andy

Schedule appointment with Joana


Through Bright Horizons, benefits-eligible employees have access to emergency back-up child care, adult care, pet care and tutoring. 

Bright Horizons


To access services through Concern, just call 800-344-4222 24/7 or visit Concern's website, and log in with your company code SCUEAP. Then click on “Get Services” to create your confidential digital dashboard. Check out this video for a brief introduction to Concern.

View the Concern EAP - SCU Benefit Summary for more information.

Concern is available to all benefit eligible staff and faculty, and to their spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children up to age 26.

  • Counseling - Up to 10 visits per person, per issue, per year
  • Financial - Free one to two 30- minute phone consultations with a financial specialist. 25% discount off regular rates if continue services.
  • Legal - Free 30-minute consultations with a qualified attorney. 25% discount off normal hourly rates if you retain their services.

Confidential Counseling- In-person, Telephone, Video, Text, Chat Experienced, licensed counselors help with:

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Major life changes
  • Substance abuse
  • Communication
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Grief and loss
  • Job stress

In-the-Moment Support

  • In distress or just want to talk? Maybe you’re worried about kids, anxious about work, or had a fight with a family member. A Concern counselor is here to listen and help you plan a positive next step.

Work-Life Resources

  • Receive expert guidance for life’s expected and unexpected events, helping you find a happier balance at home and less distraction at work.
  • Help with financial issues, legal concerns, adult care resources, parenting and childcare* referrals.

Guided Mindfulness

  • Full suite of live and on-demand mindfulness solutions designed for daily use.
  • Discover resources to help you build and sustain healthy habits. Access through
    your digital dashboard.

Resource Library

  • Tools and resources organized by topic with articles, toolkits, webinars, apps, assessments, videos, podcasts, newsletters, and so much more. Click “Services and Resources by Topic” on portal.

Concern Health EAP - New! Parent Coaching - Through a collaborative process of discovery and goal setting, you will learn practical strategies and solutions for common challenges such as child development & behavior, mental health, pre-teen issues, high school challenges, social anxiety, excessive screen time, and more. Experienced parent coaches can help you understand the issues, guide you in making decisions, and provide you with the tools to help you create healthier, more fulfilling relationships with your children. Call 800-344-4222 with questions or for immediate support, ask for a parent coach. Three sessions - initial 60-minute call and two 30-minute follow-up calls.


Kaiser offers its members Mental Health & Wellness services such as:

  • Self Assessment
  • Classes and Support Groups
  • Self-Care Apps
    • Calm: Sleep & Meditation
    • Ginger: Emotional Support Coach
    • myStrength: Build personalized plan to strengthen your emotional health
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Healthy Eating
  • Reducing Stress
  • Quit Smoking
  • Total Health Assessment Tool

Meditate together and give yourself the Gift of Presence. During this 30-minute Zoom session, you will be guided through Mindfulness Practices and Meditation, which are designed to give you skills you can use to deal with everyday stress, and leave you feeling open to your inner source of joy and well-being.

Register for Mindfulness and Meditation for Self-Care session

Are you interested in being Stress-Free for an hour? Would you like to learn some new techniques to do so? Each of our body’s 40 trillion cells is in a constant state of vibration. What is vibration? It is sound! During our Reiki Sound Healing Meditations each month we will work with the sounds of beautiful crystal singing bowls to experience rest and a reset within.

Register for Reiki Sound Meditation