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Health & Wellness Initiative

"The mission of Winston-Salem State University health and wellness initiative is to support a positive impact on the workplace health and wellness environment among faculty, staff, and students. The university aspires to implement a comprehensive wellness initiative that engages the faculty, staff, and students to strive for health through mind, body, and spirit. WSSU envisions a faculty and staff population that is dedicated to preventive self-care and achieving optimal health and well-being."

workout equipment


Personal issues, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family. The Winston-Salem State University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. The EAP is university-sponsored, confidential and provided at no charge to you and your dependents, this page explains how the EAP can help you and your family deal with everyday challenges. How to Register:
Step 1: Click on Link at the top
Step 2: Click "Register"
Step 3: Organization ID = WSSU
EAP Assistance: 1-866-922-5712
This app is formerly Ginger-Offers on-demand, convenient, confidential mental healthcare through coaching via text-based chats, self-guided activities, and video-based therapy and psychiatry- all from the privacy of your smartphone. Coaches are available 24/7, 365 days per year. This app is available on your smartphone.  To access:
Step 1: From your device- search for Headspace Care (Ginger) in the Apple or Google Play store and install the app. (If you already had the Ginger app- it Automatically updated to Headspace)
Step 2: In the app, click "create account" and then "my organization"
Step 3: Complete the required steps. All Done!

Permanent or Temporary Faculty/Staff can purchase a membership to University Recreation for a fee. UREC offers 3 floors of amenities in DJR building. 
Available services include:
  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training services
  • Walk/Run routes
  • Equipment Checkout
  • Lockers
  • Bike Rentals
North Carolina state government promotes and continually strives to provide an environment and culture that fosters best practices and positive voluntary behavior changes that enhance employee safety, health, wellness and health consumer skills as well as be a model for other private and public entities. NC OSHR offers many resources to help you on your health and wellness journey.