Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Available Virtually

As the University community continues to work hard to care for our students, all staff and faculty should remember to take good care of themselves physically and emotionally. UMass Amherst offers two emotional support options for faculty, staff and their families:

  1. The on-campus counselors at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) will continue to be available to support the staff and faculty of the University during this time.  We are currently offering counseling sessions by phone and will be offering video sessions on Zoom very soon.   We are monitoring phone messages closely and will get back to people as soon as possible.  We are happy to talk about how to support individuals or departments through this time so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 
    Call:  413-545-0350
    Email:  cag@umass.edu
  2.  UMass Amherst Employees also have access to additional services through our outside EAP provider, Optum. They offer various support services including referrals to off-campus therapists for free consultations. 
    Call Anytime: 1-844-263-1982 
    Or visit the website www.liveandworkwell.com (use access code: Mass4You)