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Deer Oaks provides daily living concierge services like assistance with vacation planning, and resource locators like pet sitters, sick child daycare, adult daycare services and more.

The University is pleased to offer both on- and off-campus resources for employee assistance. Through these services, employees can access confidential assistance covering a wide range of family, marital, work-life, and mental health issues. In the case of Deer Oaks EAP, employees and their household members can access these benefits.

On-campus resources: The University Counseling Center offers on-site counseling to employees. It is a confidential service available to all administration, faculty, and staff.

In addition, The UM Counselor Education Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment (COPE) offers free mental health counseling not only to faculty, staff, and students of UM, but also to members of the community. COPE counselors are graduate students working under the supervision of licensed counselors and faculty.

Off-campus, anytime/anywhere resources: UM’s comprehensive employee wellness program, Red, Blue & Well, also offers anytime-anywhere, off-campus counseling and other wellness services to University of Mississippi employees and their families through our partnership with Deer Oaks EAP. All services are free and completely confidential for employees — and for anyone in the employee’s household. Services include: mental health counseling, coaching toward a personal or professional goal, a work-life concierge locator service, legal and financial counseling, Take the High Road ride reimbursement program, monthly newsletters, and a wide range of webinars, articles, and other wellness resources at

Toll-free Helpline: (888) 993-7650
(once on website, click “member login” and use “staywell” for both username and password, or click here)
iConnectYou App Registration Code: 231711

Mental health care providers who would like to be included in Deer Oaks’s referral network may download a copy of the Credentialing Packet here. Provider credentialing/reimbursement is handled through Workplace Options on behalf of Deer Oaks EAP. For information related to provider credentialing or reimbursement, contact

Deer Oaks also offers UM employees workplace wellness webinars each month. Download the schedule of Spring 2024 webinars here; for a reminder email before each webinar, register in the HR Training tab in MyOleMiss.