SHU Employee Wellness Program

Sacred Heart University is a gold award winner in the Business Council of Fairfield County’s annual Healthy Workplaces Best Practices competition. SHU was recognized for its outstanding commitment to promoting a healthy work environment for its employees. This was the eighth consecutive year that Sacred Heart University was recognized by the council. 

Wellness Program Offerings

Employee Assistance Program | EAP

Help is only a call or a click away. It’s STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL! This service is for all of you and your loved ones – spouse, children, parents – anyone who is related to the stress or concern.

Highlights of the EAP service:

  • Toll free number (1-800-854-1446) and website ( are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
    • User ID: lifebalance    Password: lifebalance

  • Three local face-to-face counseling sessions PER ISSUE (not just per year)
  • UNUM in partnership with LifeWorks provides UNLIMITED access to services to help with:
    • Work issues
    • Child care
    • Elder care
    • Mental health counseling
    • Addiction
    • Depression
    • Legal resources
    • Disability services
    • Other concerns

  • Wide range of services from Master’s level consultants to elder and child care searches/referrals

Attention Managers:  Please encourage the use of our EAP services as part of development for your staff to encourage a healthier, positive and productive work/life balance. Additionally, you can find manager support topics by entering Manager Support in the search bar. Try it!


Aetna offers a free online and telephonic Healthy Lifestyle Coaching program. You are matched with a wellness coach, determine coaching sessions that fit your schedule and earn rewards for sticking with the program. Go to and log in to your secure Aetna Navigator member website. Click on the Simple Steps To A Healthier Life program link to answer some health questions in the Health Assessment. Or call 1-866-213-0153. Learn more about Healthy Lifestyle Coaching.