Code Blaze is designed to minimize stress for UAB and UAB Medicine employees.

Through the Code Blaze program, the Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides community and online resources that may help employees address the issues they are facing in their search for successful work/life integration. It also provides extensive stress management resources for solving stressful situations, relaxation and techniques for managing difficult emotions frequently experienced by direct care providers.

Use the buttons for quick access to an extensive catalog of online resources, or explore additional Code Blaze services below.




    SMILE (Stress Management Initiative for Lifestyle Enhancement) is a resilience-training program that teaches employees integrated mindfulness skills for quickly bouncing back from stress. Skills, including meditation, deep breathing, strategies for healthy habits, building resilience, improving work-life balance, goal setting, and identification and management of stress triggers, are offered free online through LinkedIn Learning.

    Access to LinkedIn Learning is free for benefit-eligible UAB employees. For eligibility information or to sign up for LinkedIn Learning for UAB, visit

    Click here to visit the SMILE Learning Path on LinkedIn Learning.

    Click here to download/print the SMILE Wellness Plan.

  • Quiet Rooms

    Code Blaze Quiet Rooms

    A relaxation haven for UAB employees
    Code Blaze Quiet Rooms are spaces around campus where UAB employees can go when job-related stress becomes overwhelming. The designated quiet areas are stocked with adult coloring books, iPads with access to meditation apps, and other stress management resources designed to help you decompress and recharge.

    • EACC Quiet Room
      Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the EACC office in Five Points
      2112 11th Avenue South, Suite 330
      Click for directions
    • RNICU Quiet Room
      Open to RNICU employees
      UAB Women & Infants Center, Third Floor
  • Additional Resources

    Stress Management Resources
    Explore the EACC's line-up of stress management resources including a variety of classes, support services and more. Also check out online tools and virtual activities provided by the EACC during National Stress Awareness Month.

    Mental Health Tools
    Explore digital tools on a variety of topics to aid mental health provided by Mental Health America during National Mental Health Month, as well as the EACC’s collection of COVID-19 handouts and online mental health screenings that provide a free and confidential way to check for signs of mental health problems.

    COVID-19 Resources for UAB Employees
    Explore mental health services, self-care tips and other resources designed to help UAB employees and their families through the emerging and ongoing public health issues surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Select the Mental Health tab at