Upcoming Wellness Events

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AchieveWELL Showcase Webinar – Youth Opportunity Center
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wellness Council of Indiana Member-Only Webinar – AchieveWELL 5 Star Showcase

Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health and well-being in your organization.

The 5 Star level of AchieveWELL recognizes elite organizations in Indiana that have made employee well-being a priority in the workplace. These organizations have experienced noteworthy growth in the evolution of their wellness initiative and embrace it as part of the business strategy. Learn more about 5 Star AchieveWELL designation here.

5 Star Company: Youth Opportunity Center (Muncie)
Presenter: Nathan Taylor

Interested in WCI membership? Contact Christina Stafford at christina@wellnessindiana.org.

Jul
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Run 4 Freedom – Brought to you by Fun-Races @ Avon Town Hall Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

Join us for our 4th Annual Run 4 Freedom!!!  Begin your Independence Day with a run and celebration. It’s 4-mile run (Hey, it’s America and we still measure distances with miles). There is also a 1-mile run/walk for those who want to be involved but aren’t up for 4-miles. Swag: You know it! Tech shirts and Medals.This event will be chip-timed.

Jul
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Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 to register.

Jul
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Christmas in July Half Marathon & 5K – Brought to you by Fun-Races @ Tow Yard Brewery
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am

How about some Christmas Spirit this summer?  Join many festive runners as we hit the streets of Indianapolis for a super-fun Half Marathon! Bling? Oh yeah! Our medals are awesome! The 2017 Half had 13 blinking lights, the 5K had 5 blinking lights. Shirts? Very nice short-sleeve tech.

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HTCI Temple Run 2018 – Brought to you by Fun-Races @ Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am

HTCI Temple Run 20185K timed run/walk and a 1K walk to benefit HTCI Temple. Located at beautiful Fort Harrison State Park. *There is a $7/vehicle entrance fee unless you have an Indiana State Park Pass.

Aug
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Wacky Wine Run.. Walk… Stumble – Brought to you by Fun-Races @ Buck Creek Winery
Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm

An evening at beautiful Buck Creek Winery! Each event includes a wine glass, shirt and custom bib. Finishers of all events receive a 5-ounce pour of wine!

Sep
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Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:
– Assess for risk of suicide or harm
– Listen non-judgmentally
– Give reassurance and information
– Encourage appropriate professional help
– Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

PROGRAM GROWTH
Mental Health First Aid was introduced in the U.S. in 2008 and, to date, hundreds of thousands of people from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have taken the course. The course is offered to a variety of audiences, including hospital staff, employers and business leaders, faith communities, and law enforcement. Approximately 400 people are being trained each day with that number expected to increase.

In 2012, Youth Mental Health First Aid was introduced to prepare trainees to help youth ages 12-18 that may be developing or experiencing a mental health challenge. And in 2014 two specialized versions were introduced, Mental Health First Aid for Veterans and Mental Health First Aid for First Responders.

Mental Health First Aid was included in the Presidents plan to reduce gun violence and increase access mental health services. In 2014 Congress appropriated $15 million to SAMHSA for training teachers and school personnel in the youth version of Mental Health first Aid; and another $15 million is included in the President’s 2015 budget proposal. The Mental Health First Aid (S.153/H.R. 274) has broad bi-partisan support and would authorize $20 million annually for training the American public. Fifteen states have made Mental Health First Aid a priority, appropriating state funds including Texas that has allocated $5 million.

The National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri
Department of Mental Health coordinate Mental Health First Aid USA.

Oct
6
Sat
Uncorked Wine 5K Run/Walk – Brought to you by Fun-Races @ Indianapolis City Market
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm

Start this 5k with a wine tasting…and another from a different winery at each kilometer or so along the route. Enjoy a glass of your favorite at the finish line! Stay and enjoy a festival with all of the wineries and vendors tentatively in City Market’s Mezzanine.

Oct
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 to register.

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IdeaShare – Fort Wayne 2:30 pm
IdeaShare – Fort Wayne @ The Summit - Fort Wayne The Learning Center: Building 1027, Enter Door H
Jun 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Use code ideashare2018 to register! IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together Wellness Council of Indiana members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics. Discussion Prompt: TBD 2:15pm Registration[...]
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AchieveWELL Showcase Webinar – Monarch Beverage 2:00 pm
AchieveWELL Showcase Webinar – Monarch Beverage
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wellness Council of Indiana Member-Only Webinar – AchieveWELL 5 Star Showcase Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story.[...]
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AchieveWELL Showcase Webinar – Youth Opportunity Center 2:00 pm
AchieveWELL Showcase Webinar – Youth Opportunity Center
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wellness Council of Indiana Member-Only Webinar – AchieveWELL 5 Star Showcase Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story.[...]
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