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BUBeWell COVID and Virtual Resources

BUBeWell is working closely with University officials to monitor the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are excited to engage with our community virtually at this time. Check out the virtual resources below.

Additionally, tune in to the BUBeWell Instagram and Twitter accounts (@BUBeWell) for even more wellness resources and tips. We encourage you to monitor butler.edu/coronavirus-updates for additional information about Butler University’s response to the coronavirus.

Toolkits—Managing Distress and Tips to Stay Healthy While WFH

  • The COVID-19 Toolkit, Managing Distress Around COVID-19, offers members of the Butler community graphics which provide tips and ideas on how to take care of themselves and others during the coronavirus crisis. 
  • Check out this great Toolkit with Tips for Staying Healthy While Working From Home compiled by BuBeWell staff.
  • The National Intramural and Recrational Sports Assocation (NIRSA) has a webpage with many apps based on need such as sleep or motivation.  Scroll down a bit on this page.

Emotional Support

 

Activities for You - mindfulness, gaming, classical music, and more

Virtual Career Support - resumes, job applications, and more

  • The Office of Career and Professional Success (CaPS) has several virtual ways to help you navigate during this changing job market time. Check out their offerings on their webpage.
  • Check out  the webinars offered from LinkedIn on working remotely.

 

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Virtually

  • The SARP Specialist is currently on leave. If you need confidential victim advocacy services during this time, The Julian Center is available locally. Their 24-hour crisis line is 317-920-9320. If you’re not local to Indianapolis during this time, you can find resources near you by visiting this website and entering your ZIP code or state: https://centers.rainn.org/.

  • If you would like to make a report to the University, you are always welcome to submit an online report or email Title IX Coordinator Maria Kanger at mkanger@butler.edu or titleix@butler.edu.

Virtual Health Services

Students - 

  • Starting May 9, any students requiring medication refills, laboratory visits, or triage can still schedule an appointment with Butler Health Services by dialing 317-940-9385 or sending a message to healthservices@butler.edu.

Butler Library Access - Still there for you!

For the safety of Library staff and faculty and that of the Butler community, Butler University Libraries are closed.  Staff and faculty will still be working remotely to provide assistance.

  • Virtual research support is available via LIBCHAT (buanswers.butler.edu). Students and faculty can live chat with a librarian about their research questions, database access issues, and questions about library services such as book renewals.  The hours of the live chat service are: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM; Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, closed; Sunday, noon–10:00 PM.
  • You can also contact the librarian who works with your major by consulting the listing of SUBJECT LIBRARIANS (www.butler.edu/library/services/subject-liaisons).
  • For your research needs, the Libraries have substantial collections of online databases that include articles and e-texts. Consult the Library’s online catalog for e-books, and utilize the librarian-curated LIBGUIDES for your major.

~Butler Today Announcement

Virtual Fitness and Sports

  • Butler's fitness team has a website with a wide variety of fitness choices - apps, free trial services, build your own workouts - Virtual Fitness

Physical Workspace Design and Safety

Life Tasks Safety During COVID19 - getting groceries, disinfecting your home and more

The Center for Disease Control Offers tips and suggestions for how to safely navigate life tasks safely during this time.

NPR suggests how to Safely Shop for Groceries

Leading a team during virtual times - Butler employees

An article from Liz Wiseman - "Leading Remote Teams"

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has a large number of FAQs and articles for workign remotely and an employee and as a manager - CUPA-HR COVID19 Resources

Gallup offers articles and webcasts on leading remotely during this time.

Active Instagram Accounts - COVID-19 Stories and Posts

These Butler University Instagram accounts are sharing updates and resources during this new, virtual time.

Campus Newsletters with COVID-19 Resources

Efromyson Diversity Center

BUBeWell Virtual Wellbeing Updates for Faculty and Staff

 

Webinars, Roundtables, and More, Oh My!

So many companies, national organizations, and non-profits are offering webinars and interactive rountables during these "work remotely" times.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Working with Students During Virtual Times:

 

Faculty and Staff Taking Care of Their Mental Health:

Several of the resources above, including Mindfulness and Emotional Support, are great for faculty and staff and here are a few additional resources.

  • Butler Human Resources has a page to help with navigating COVID-19 ad working remotely including benefits inforamtion.
  • Butler Human Resources can support telehealth which includes virtual contact with specialists.
    • Given all the recent changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), UMR, Apta, and Gregory & Appel have worked with Butler University to temporarily cover telehealth services in addition to telemedicine, which is already provided through OC24.
    • Please note that regular co-pays and deductibles do apply based on your healthcare plan. Telehealth will cover primary care, along with specialist and behavioral healthcare services as we work through the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Please remember to contact your Apta Care Coordinators at 1-877-610-8817. They are here to assist you with your healthcare questions. Thank you.
    • Information was posted in Butler Today e-announcement 4/7 - 4/20/20
  • Under Butler's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees are eligible for 6 professional counseling visits each year (this is up 3 from 2019).
  • Five Places to Access Online Therapy - published by Mental Health First Aid
 
COVID Resources from the National Council for Behavioral Health

This website from the National Council for Behavioral Health offers resources for Personal Protective Equipment, health coverage resources, mental health support, and more.