Mental Health and Wellness

Furman recognizes that employees may be experiencing increased stress and anxiety related to the pandemic or even the presidential election.  This page was created to provide resources to help employees cope and learn how to better manage their mental health during these stressful times.

Wellness Program

The mission of the Furman University Wellness Program is to provide environmental, social, and individual support to encourage the Furman community to engage in healthy lifestyles that promote optimal well-being.

Mindfulness Tools

Therapy Assistance Online Tool (TAO) – a self-help tool that assists individuals with balancing the demands of life and work.

Health Coaching for Stress Management – this program will connect you with a personal health coach to help assess your stress level and assist in learning how to manage it.  This is free for all members 18 and older enrolled in Furman’s medical plan.

Employee Assistance Program

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Health Advocate offers counseling services, referrals and resources for work-life needs, as well as legal and financial information. The services are free, confidential, and available for employees and their families. For additional information call 866.799.2485 or download the PDF.  In a crisis, emergency help is available 24/7.  (On the EAP website, click member log in and type Furman University)

*Stress, anxiety, depression
*Relationship, family, parenting issues
*Substance Abuse
*Anger, grief, loss
*Life transitions
*Referrals for additional treatment, as needed