Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Oct
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Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wellness Council of Indiana members receive a registration discount! Please contact Christina Stafford at [email protected] or 317-264-2165 to receive your registration discount code!

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.

Oct
27
Sun
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk - A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison

Expect a few ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ along the course. Chip-timed 5K Run, or leisurly walk through Ft Ben or a fun 2.5K for the kids. All participants will receive a custom T-shirt at packet pickup and a fun finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Packet pickup tbd.. Race day packet pickup will be 8-9:45am Sunday, October 29 at Ft Harrison State Park.  You can also pick up a friend’s packet, just bring a copy of their registration email.

Oct
31
Thu
Employer Opioid Strategy – Greater Louisville @ Ivy Tech of Southern Indiana, Community Room
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On October 31, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in the greater Loiusville region of Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2:00pm, with optional free naloxone training from 1:15-2:00pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
5
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Indianapolis @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On November 5, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30-2:30pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
12
Tue
Employer Opioid Strategy – Elkhart @ Ivy Tech Elkhart Community Center
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On November 12, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Elkhart County, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional free naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 1-2pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

Nov
30
Sat
Turkey Legs Trifecta – A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am
Turkey Legs Trifecta - A Fun-Races Event @ The Urban Wilderness Trail

Trail Runs at The Urban Wilderness Trail located just west of downtown Indianapolis.

Long-Sleeve Shirts, Medals to all participants. Top 3 Male/Female & Age Group Prizes.

Here’s the plan: We’ll run a 4K  at 10:00am. A 5K at 11:00am. A 6K at 12:15pm.

Bring your own food/snacks. Set up a picnic. Trade watching kids with your friends.  The medals are limited. If you register for the event, you are guaranteed to receive a shirt and medal.  If you register ‘Late’, they are first-come after each event is finished. Turkey Chili & Turkey Hot Dogs included.

Dec
4
Wed
Employer Opioid Strategy – Kokomo @ Invetrek Technology Park Auditorium
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On December 4,  2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Kokomo, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce. This is a continuation of the popular event series from Spring 2019, which saw over 350 employers attend events around the state, 96% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional free naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 1-2pm. They are free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166.

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Employer Opioid Strategy – Perry County 9:00 am
Employer Opioid Strategy – Perry County @ Perry County Memorial Hospital Education Rooms
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]
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Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership 10:00 am
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The Indiana 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[...]
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OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest – A Fun-Races Event 12:00 pm
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest – A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm
OktoberFAST 5K at Germanfest - A Fun-Races Event @ The Athenaeum
The OktoberFast 5K is a fun-filled run/walk that is part of Germanfest. The event is both competitive and non-competitive and will help kick of this year’s Germanfest at the Athenaeum, in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds[...]
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Employer Opioid Strategy – Muncie 8:00 am
Employer Opioid Strategy – Muncie @ Shafer Hall, Horizon Convention Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]
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Mental Health First Aid Employer Training 7:30 am
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Wellness Council of Indiana members receive a registration discount! Please contact Christina Stafford at [email protected] or 317-264-2165 to receive your registration discount code! VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS Mental Health First Aid is a public education program[...]
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Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk – A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am
Halloween Tricks and Treats 5K/2.5K Run/Walk - A Fun-Races Event @ Ft Benjamin Harrison
Expect a few ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ along the course. Chip-timed 5K Run, or leisurly walk through Ft Ben or a fun 2.5K for the kids. All participants will receive a custom T-shirt at packet pickup and[...]
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Employer Opioid Strategy – Greater Louisville 8:00 am
Employer Opioid Strategy – Greater Louisville @ Ivy Tech of Southern Indiana, Community Room
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance[...]