The Office of Human Resources offers a range of wellness programs throughout the year, including Workplace Wellness workshops and Wellness Webinars (information available on the OHR Learning and Development Program webpage). Click on the links below to learn more about the resources available to Amherst staff and faculty.
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.
New Directions (Employee Assistance Program)
New Directions is a comprehensive resource available to the Amherst College community to help and support you with life services for everyday living. Some of the resources and services available include Family and Caregiving, Daily Living, Emotional Well-Being, and Health and Wellness. Members of the Amherst College community can access these services at any time, either through the New Directions website (company code: Amherst College) or by calling the toll-free phone number, (800) 624-5544. Accessing and using these services is confidential.
Discounted program for faculty and staff
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
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.