Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Mar
20
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training – Higher Education @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Mar 20 @ 7:30 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.

About the Higher Education Training:
College students experience stressors and some mental health issues which are more common in their population than the general population. This course was designed for people who work with college students, college students, and the people who care about them. Performance anxiety, difficulty adapting to a new environment, first time adult responsibilities, and extreme peer pressure are often catalysts to mental health challenges experienced by college students. In addition, college students are right on that edge of experiencing mental illness through the cross-over experiences between childhood and adulthood and may manifest mental health in either or both ways. Suicide rates are high among college students. We work to show you where you can help by using the ALGEE action plan to assist in making student adjustment more manageable.

Apr
16
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – “Stop Telling Me What to Do … The Truth About Incentives and Motivation” @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s human nature to crave autonomy. Parents of toddlers will readily attest to this fact—their little ones want to do EVERYTHING by themselves and will defy their parents’ requests. No one, no matter their age, no one likes to be told what to do. This truth applies to health and well-being. It explains why many employers experience less than stellar results with workplace wellness programs.

In this session, attendees will learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation and employee engagement. You’ll find out why traditional wellness efforts may not produce the results once promised. We will discuss what behaviors an employer should stop and start doing to engage their employees. Lastly, we will address the critical questions we should all be asking about organizational and employee well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation
  • Distinguish between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the effect of incentives
  • Learn what you can do instead to increase employee engagement

About the Speaker

Nicole FallowfieldNicole is a principal and Director of Health Risk Management at Gibson. She is responsible for designing and overseeing health and well- being strategies for Gibson’s clients. She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Intrinsic Coach, a licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Consultant™, and is the only health and wellness professional in Indiana and Michigan to be certified by the Care Innovations Validation Institute. The Validation Institute Certification indicates an understanding of population health metrics and an ability to assess the validity of reports and claims made by the healthcare and wellness industries.

May
21
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Telehealth: What is it? Why Should Employers Utilize and Promote it? @ Zoom Webinar
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learning Objectives

  • What is telehealth?
  • Why should employers utilize it?
  • How does an employer promote and encourage telehealth use?

About the Speaker

Kevin Friend drives enrollment and utliization for Anthem’s LiveHealth Online. This internet-based communication tool allows patients to connect with doctors in a private, secure, and easy to use manner.

Jul
23
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Why Dental Care Should be Included in Employer Wellness Programs @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Jeff Johnston of Delta Dental will discuss why it’s important that dental care be included in employer wellness programs, how dental care affects overall well-being, or the cost of poor dental health to employers. He will also discussing the lack of adequate Medicaid coverage and the need to purchase private insurance or allow private insurance to manage CMS programs.

Oct
23
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 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.

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.

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Mental Health First Aid Employer Training – Higher Education 7:30 am
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training – Higher Education @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training - Higher Education @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
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[...]
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