New B Well app now offers resources to employees

bwell sleep mockup streamThe new B Well app created by UAB IT to provide personalized tools and easy access to available health and wellness resources for students now is available to employees in the App Store and Google Play. Employees can toggle the in-app settings to indicate their employee status and activate the new version.

“Now more than ever, prioritizing mental health and wellness is of the utmost of importance, and UAB has a multitude of resources to support the mental and physical health of employees,” said UAB Employee Wellness Manager Riley Thornton.

A highlight of the first phase, which launched in January for students, is an interactive, customizable self-care plan that enables users to set their own goals and track their healthy habits, activities and mood each day.

Other features of the app include a live UAB Campus Calendar feed of health and wellness-related events and opportunities to earn My Health Rewards points. Employee users will also have access to a Resource Hub of links and information to employee-specific health services from UAB Employee Wellness and the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center.

Now is the perfect time “to fine-tune and develop healthy habits in the workplace and at home to reduce stress,” said EACC Director Tami Long.

During the EACC’s annual Stress Awareness Month initiative in April, counselors will share tips and digital tools for managing stress through the center’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Long also encourages employees to take advantage of the B Well app to develop a self-care plan. “The app can help you create a successful plan to manage life's stressors,” Long said.

Learn more about Stress Awareness Month events at go.uab.edu/stressmgmt.