Did you know that as an employee of the University you have access to free services through Counseling Assistance & Referral Services (CARS)?
All regular full-time or part-time employees (as described in Policy 3200: Employee Classification), employee spouses/domestic partners, and retirees are all eligible to use services offered by CARS.
CARS clinicians can help you by providing up to eight sessions of individual or couples counseling, as well as supervisory consultations, referrals to other resources for assistance, Faculty/Staff training, workshops, presentations, critical incident debriefing, and crisis intervention.
All of us, regardless of our positions within the University, face a variety of issues in our daily lives. Usually we can work them out on our own. But sometimes professional help can greatly assist in identifying and resolving personal or work-related concerns.
CARS provides a confidential and accessible setting, strategically located on campus, where clients can freely discuss concerns that are affecting their personal lives or job performance.
Per Policy 3750, CARS services can be utilized during your normal working hours as paid time off (certain restrictions apply, please review the policy for specific details).
If you have any questions regarding the services CARS provides, or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of the clinical staff, please do not hesitate to call 505-272-6868. You can also find more information on the CARS website at cars.unm.edu. The CARS hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.