Work-Life

Flu Shot Clinic...starts next week, October 9!!

27 Sep 2017

The 2016 flu clinic is scheduled for October 9 - October 20 from 9:00 - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Occupational medicine staff will provide the flu shot at no cost to ISU employees this fall while supplies last.

Flu Shot Clinic...starts next week, October 10!!

30 Sep 2016

The 2016 flu clinic is scheduled for October 10 - October 21 from 9:00 - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Occupational medicine staff will provide the flu shot at no cost to ISU employees this fall while supplies last.

Special Half Day Flu Shot Clinic!

Thu., 02 Nov 2017, 8:00am
Occupational Medicince, Ames Lab - 205 Technical and Administrative Service Facility (TASF)

Journey with Mindfulness: Finding Your Anchor in 2021

3 Feb 2021

Like many people, 2020 may have left you drifting in a place of uncertainty and constant change, searching for a sense of belonging and calm – an anchor. Research has shown that regular mindfulness practice can boost your immune system, improve concentration, reduce stress, and help you to be less reactive in difficult situations.  A mindfulness practice can be sitting, moving, inside, outside, in silence, with sounds, by yourself or with a group.  It is all about finding your anchor… what works for you and fits into your lifestyle.

Nutrition Health and Assessment Spring 2021

19 Jan 2021

New - Nutrition & Health Assessment Opportunity for Spring 2021 -

ISU Employee Volunteers Needed

In partnership with the ISU Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, we are looking for volunteers who are interested in receiving a nutrition and health assessment completed by junior-level ISU students studying nutrition and dietetics. This opportunity allows students to practice collecting and assessing real nutrition and health data in preparation for their future careers!

Volunteers will receive:

Nutrition Counseling Spring 2021

26 Jan 2021

Spring 2021- Nutrition Counseling - ISU Employees Needed! 

Nutrition Counseling Available Spring 2021 Semester!

In partnership with the ISU Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, we are looking for volunteers who are interested in FREE nutrition counseling by an ISU dietetics student. This is an incredible opportunity to support our students and receive some great support for improved nutrition.

Get Cooking: A Virtual Culinary Experience

2 Sep 2020

Get Cooking: A Virtual Culinary Experience

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.  We have already reached our maximum number of participants and are no longer accepting registrations.

We have a NEW opportunity for ISU employees this fall - Get Cooking: A Virtual Culinary Experience. This free, four-session series is sponsored by ISU WellBeing in partnership with ISU Dining and the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition. 

Mental Health Resources at Your Fingertips!

 There are times when everyone feels overwhelmed. We want to remind you that you are NOT alone!

 

Below is a comprehensive list of services ready and able to serve you, your family, a colleague, student or friend - when in distress.

There are a variety of resources, on-campus and in the community, that are available whether in crisis or just needing someone to talk with - many resources are available 24/7.

 

 

Urgent Situation - Person is In Crisis – 24/7 options

For immediate concerns about an individual's safety or the safety of others - you think they might cause harm to self or someone else.

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, you are strongly encouraged to contact 911.

 

Your Life Iowa - Call 1-855-581-8111, Text 1-855-895-8398 or go here for online chat function (part of Iowa Department of Public Health)

Your Life Iowa provides crisis service coordination, linkages to crisis screening and mental health services 24 hours a day with Mobile Crisis Response Team (on-site, face-to-face mental health crisis services).  In conjunction with Mobile Crisis Response Team, there is a new service that became available January 18, 2021 - Crisis Stabilization Community-Based Services (CSCBS) are short-term (5-day) services designed to stabilize an individual experiencing a mental health crisis in the community.  They also provide information, referral, and counseling.  Call, text or go to website here to chat to someone live or get more information. 

 

Iowa Concern Hotline – Call 1-800-447-1985 Program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Statewide)

Iowa Concern offers information and referrals on legal education, financial concerns, stress counseling and crisis/disaster.  These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at no charge.  Go to website here.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call  1-800-273-8255 CHAT

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals across the United States.  The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 180 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. Call or go to the their website here to chat to someone live or get more information.  

 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)– Call 1-800-327-4692 (Employee & Family Resources – EFR)

EFR helps employees and their family with issues affecting your day-to-day life, such as stress, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, and legal and financial concerns.  A licensed professional counselor is available 24 hours a day to help you decide what steps to take. Go to website here.     

 

Mary Greeley Medical CenterCall 515-239-6877 or 1-800-524-6877 Talk to one of our nurses 24 hours a day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!

Mary Greeley Medical Center Behavioral Health Services focuses on providing compassionate care, with the goal of helping patients cope in order to lead productive lives. Mary Greeley Medical Center provides mental health services regardless of a person's ability to pay.

 

ULifeline 24-hour Crisis Text line - Text ISU to 741741

 

Iowa State University Police Department - 515-294-4428

 

Non-Urgent (On-Campus)

If it is not a life-threatening situation, but you are still concerned or looking for additional support and resources, you may want to connect with one of the resources listed below:

 

COVID Recovery Iowa

COVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID-19. Visit their website to call or submit a form to get in contact with a counselor. Counselors are available 24/7 and ready to help.

 

Network Community Counseling Call 515-294-1898 to make an appointment

Network Community Counseling offers mostly group counseling sessions with topics including relationship problems, adjustment to life events, understanding yourself and developing self-esteem. Check out the website here.   

 

Kognito - At-Risk Mental Health Training for University and College Faculty & Staff.  

The interactive training, At-risk for Faculty and Staff, provides practice conversations through role-plays with virtual students and teaches users how to recognize the signs of emotional distress, initiate a conversation leveraging evidence-based communication strategies and how to make a referral to support services. Although it is not required, we highly recommend and encourage ALL Iowa State employees, especially those who interact with students in any way, to participate in the training.  You will learn valuable information about mental health among college students and help to statistically increase the number of student referrals to counseling. For more information, visit Learn@ISU, log in with your ISU ID and search the ISU WellBeing catalog for "At-Risk Mental Health"

 

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) - Free online self-help tool for the Iowa State University community.  

You will have instant access to tools that will help you navigate your mental wellbeing.  TAO is an online library of engaging, interactive programs that help you learn life skills and bounce back from disappointments and stumbling blocks. As you watch their videos and engage with the interactive components, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and self-awareness to achieve your specific goals. Check out the website here.

 

Iowa State Student Counseling Services Call 515-294-5056 Open Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm

Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides clinical and campus-based services to help students achieve their educational and personal goals through confidential prevention, intervention, information and referral services.

 

Community Mental Health Resources

 

Community Mental Health Resources – Call 1-855-581-8111 or Text 1-855-895-8398 (Statewide)

CMHC provides mental health services for individuals of all ages regardless of funding.  Services include outpatient services, 24-hour emergency services, day treatment, partial hospitalization, or psychosocial rehabilitation services, community support services, consultation services and education services.  Check out the website here.  

 

2-1-1 Hotline – Call - 211

A nationwide three-digit hotline for finding local access to health care, mental health resources, food, employment, government help and other needs -- a one-stop shop for health and human services. State communications about the coronavirus in Iowa often have recommended calling 211 as a source for individualized help. Answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Community & Family Resources Call 515-232-5811 or 515-232- 3206 (Ames location)

Community and Family Resources are dedicated to proactively assisting individuals, families, and communities achieve healthy behavior and lifestyle through advocacy, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness.  Check out the website here.

 

Eyerly Ball Mental Health Community Center Call 515-598-3300 or 515-241-0982 (Ames location)

Eyerly Ball offers a full continuum of mental health services and treatment to meet the needs of our community, from family and individual counseling to outpatient care for all ages.  They provide comprehensive, effective mental health services with focus on outpatient, residential, community outreach, care coordination and crisis services. Check out the website here.

 

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness–Iowa – Call 1-800-273-8255 (Statewide)

NAMI is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.  Check out the website here.

 

National Mental Health Resources

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Mental Health and COVID19 resources (national)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.  Check out website here.

Live Events: June 21 - June 25

20 Jun 2021

The ISU WellBeing and WorkLife team, along with our community partners, have many options each week for live events. Mid-Morning Mindfulness and WorkLife Connections continue and there are many other great ISU and community events - check them out below and follow the links for more information. 

Live Events: June 14 - June 18

13 Jun 2021

The ISU WellBeing and WorkLife team, along with our community partners, have many options each week for live events. Mid-Morning Mindfulness and WorkLife Connections continue and there are many other great ISU and community events - check them out below and follow the links for more information. 

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