Support is available to help you cope and manage your mental well-being. Resources range from one-on-one counseling, psychiatry services, mindfulness programs, webinars, tools and app’s. Find the care you need. You are not alone – reach out for help and care when you need it.
Mental Health Care
Work-Life Solutions – Employee Assistance Program
Work-Life Solutions, powered by Guidance Resources, the university’s employee assistance program offers free, confidential, 24/7 support, resources and information for every aspect of your life. As a part of their services, counselors can help you or your family members address personal challenges including:
- Anxiety, depression, stress
- Grief, loss and life adjustments
- Relationship/marital conflicts
Employees receive five counseling sessions per issue free of charge.
Call 844-365-4587 to access a Guidance Resources Consultant, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources. You can also log on to GuidanceResources.com to consult articles, podcasts, videos and other helpful tools. (When registering on the site, enter WASHU as the Web ID.)
For information on more resources available through Work-Life Solutions, visit the Work-Life Solutions (EAP) page.
WU Psychiatry – Affordable Mental Health Care for Employees and Their Children
To support the University community, the Washington University Psychiatry service offers convenient, affordable, evidence-based mental health care for employees and their children. Learn more about WU Psychiatry services. Call (314) 286-1700 to make an appointment.
UnitedHealthcare Behavioral Health Benefit
UnitedHealthcare members can access 24/7 support for a range of needs, including counseling, medication management and substance abuse recovery services. Your Behavioral Health benefit provides confidential help for those everyday challenges and for more serious problems.
Call member services 24/7 at (800) 382-2599 or log into myuhc.com and follow these steps:
- Select: “Find a Doctor”
- Select: “Mental Health Directory”
- Select: “People”
Or if you prefer to connect with a provider from the comfort of your home at a time that is convenient for you, you can schedule a mental health virtual visit. Continue on after selecting “People”:
- Select: “Provider Type”
- Select: “Telemental Health Providers”
More Mental Health Resources
There are many app’s, online support groups, mindfulness resources and other helpful links to help you cope through challenges. Find what works for you to help you find the peace, joy, hope and support you need.