Emotional health resources for campus employees

Do you find yourself struggling with workplace issues that you don’t feel you can talk with your supervisor about? Do you have personal issues that you’d like to discuss with a confidential resource? Campus does have a couple of great resources for you that might help.

Employee Assistance Office – The Employee Assistance Consultants provide timely assistance to UW-Madison faculty and staff, and their family members or significant others – as they work through life changes, chronic physical, emotional health issues, and work/life balance concerns.

The service is provided free of charge and is completely confidential – no records are kept. This is provided by the University as a means to support and enhance the effectiveness and satisfaction of people who make contributions to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Visit the office website at: Confidential appointments can be made by calling:  608-263-2987, or toll free at 1-877-260-0281; or via email at The office is located in room 226 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon Street. Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Other options for assistance after hours include:


If it is after hours, faculty and staff can seek mental health assistance through their health care provider. Some numbers are provided below:

  • Dean After Hours – 608-280-4500 or 608-252-8226
  • Group Health After Hours- 608-257-9700
  • Physicians Plus (Behavioral Health) After Hours – you must contact Meriter Hospital Emergency Room 608-417-6206
  • Unity (Behavioral Health) After Hours – you must contact UW-Hospital Emergency Room 608-262-2398


If you are a UW-Madison student or UW Hospital and Clinics employee, call:
University Health Services – 608-265-5600 (Option 2)
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If you are a UW-Madison Extension employee, call: 
LifeMatters – 800-634-6433
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If you are in an immediate crisis, call:
Journey Mental Health Center
– 608-280-2600
(24 Hour Crisis Service – Emergencies Only)
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The Ombuds Office – The office facilitates understanding, communication, and resolution of conflict among members of faculty, academic and University staff. The office serves as an impartial and confidential means of promoting dialogue among parties on campus. The office was established as part of the university’s commitment to foster a courteous and considerate climate conductive to productivity and well-being for all university employees. An Ombuds will listen to your concerns, clarify procedures, discuss options, and if requested and appropriate, serve as an intermediary in attempting to resolve disputes. Ombuds work independently from University administrative offices; discussing a matter with an Ombuds is confidential. Please visit the office website for more information: The office number to contact is 608-265-9992.  The office location is 610 Langdon St. Email the office at: