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.
- 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.
- The Butler Office of Counseling and Consultation Services has a large list of support services that can be used virtually at any time. Virtual CCS Services
- Five Places to Access Online Therapy - published by Mental Health First Aid
- Shana Markle, staff psychologist, Marguerite Stanciu, Assistant Director for The Center for Faith and Vocation, and Brian Day, Assistant Professor of Psychology, weigh in on the impact the COVID19 pandemic can take on mental health. Caring for Mental Health During COVID-19.
- How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID 19 - an article from Mental Health First Aid
- Butler's Center for Faith and Vocation offers virtual Spiritual Care Conversations for the Butler community.
- Website "Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety" - a mental health toolkit for you.
- Be Well Indiana - a state website with many mental health resources
- Find wellness and mindfulness activities from Calm.
- Online gaming from Indiana including how to find players, how to play and networking - Who's Yer CONline
- This website offers eight different virtual activities that all relate to classical music.
These three university counseling centers shared numerous virtual activities from museum tours to coloring apps and most things in between.
- 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.
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/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Butler's fitness team has a website with a wide variety of fitness choices - apps, free trial services, build your own workouts - Virtual Fitness
- Butler's IT Department shares some tips for how to safe files and keep your electronics safe while working from home.
- Keep beverages away from your equipment as much as possible. You may also want to utilize beverage containers with lids to reduce the likelihood/impact of spills.
- Save your files to BUfiles (via VPN or VDI) or to Google Drive. Saving your files to your local computer hard drive is not recommended. If your computer has a hardware problem, IT may or may not be able to recover the files, and it may take several days before we are able to try.
- If you have any technology questions, search ASK.BUTLER.EDU. Stay safe!
- Illinois State Univeristy shared some tips for supporting your body while working remotely including proper posture and stretches - Ergonimic Suggestions While Doing Remote Work and Virtual Coursework.
- A great article, How to Stay Healthy When You Work-From-Home Wellness Plan, from Dana A. Smith, who has worked from home for over three years on ways to stay healthy and lean into the advantage of working from home.
- Stretches at your desk
The Center for Disease Control Offers tips and suggestions for how to safely navigate life tasks safely during this time.
- Running Essential Errands - groceries, prescriptions, gas, and more.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home
- Make Your Own Face Mask - video
NPR suggests how to Safely Shop for Groceries
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.
These Butler University Instagram accounts are sharing updates and resources during this new, virtual time.
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BUBeWell Virtual Wellbeing Updates for Faculty and Staff
So many companies, national organizations, and non-profits are offering webinars and interactive rountables during these "work remotely" times.
- LinkedIn webinar series - "Working Remotely: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success"
- VitalSmarts webinar series - "Crucial Skills for Crucial Timess"
- Productive Telecommuting Article frorm Craig Caldwell, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs for the Lacy School of Business
- ActiveMinds offers a series - "Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic"
Working with Students During Virtual Times:
- ActiveMinds published a Faculty Resource entitled "Creating a Culture of Care" to support students' mental health during virtual times.
- Working with First Generation Students during a new virtual time? The Center for First Generation Student Success has posted A Resource: Impacts of COVID-19 on First-Generation Students Experienced Across Institutions of Higher Education
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.