May 12, 2022
Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on time management, stress
In today’s world, many people are overcommitted with their time and struggle to find ways to cope, which leads to even more stress. With that in mind, Lindsay Bloom, health coach at Purdue University Fort Wayne, will present a Healthy Boiler workshop on time management and how it can help relieve stress. The workshop will be noon to 1 p.m. ET Tuesday (May 17) and supports the behavioral health pillar of the Healthy Boiler Program.
“We all have 24 hours in a day,” Bloom says. “So why does it feel like some people get more done than you? Time management can be key to helping you accomplish more without additional stress being added to your daily routine. In the workshop, you will find out which time management hacks work and how they help reduce your daily stress.”
Those interested should register by May 16 via the Healthy Boiler Portal. The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s homepage. Hover over the workshop’s square and hit “Submit” to register.
Questions about the upcoming Healthy Boiler workshop can be directed to Bloom at 260-481-6651 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Healthy Boiler workshops are free to all benefits-eligible employees and dependents covered on a Purdue health plan.
Assistance from a health coach
Purdue health coaches are available to help individuals make and sustain healthy changes. Being able to manage time better and reduce stress are among the many things they can help someone accomplish.
To schedule an appointment with health coaches Cheryl A. Laszynski or Whitney Soto at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL), call 765-494-0111 at Purdue West Lafayette. Schedule an appointment with Bloom at Purdue Fort Wayne by calling 260-481-6651. All benefits-eligible employees and dependents covered on a Purdue health plan can schedule with any of the health coaches, regardless of location via phone or in person.
Behavioral health services and resources on stress and time management, are available in a variety of ways from SupportLinc:
- Phone – Reach a licensed counselor by phone 24/7/365 at 888-881-5462.
- Video counseling – eConnect allows individuals to schedule a 30-minute video, telephonic or web chat session with a licensed and experienced clinician.
- Text – Exchange text messages, voicenotes and resources Monday through Friday with a licensed counselor through the mobile and desktop app via Textcoach.
- Animo – Personalized digital resource that strengthens mental health and overall well-being through a dynamic series of self-directed modules.
- Email – Contact email@example.com for assistance via email.
- Ask the Expert: Fill out a short form, and a SupportLinc team member will reply back within one business day.
- Mobile app: SupportLinc eConnect mobile app allows individuals to talk or chat directly with a SupportLinc counselor or schedule a time for SupportLinc to call them.
- Navigator: A short survey takes the guesswork out of emotional fitness as individuals receive personalized guidance for accessing program support and resources based on their survey.
- Digital Group Support: Anonymous group sessions offered on a variety of topics. Individuals are identified only by their avatar and avatar name. Once an avatar is created, individuals can select from a variety of session topics.
All requests for information or assistance through the SupportLinc program are free of charge and completely confidential. Individuals can contact SupportLinc anytime, around-the-clock, 365 days a year.
SupportLinc also has these resources available:
- Time Management Tips article
- Flash Course: Time Management Tips
- Tips for Time Management tip sheet
- Reducing the Intensity of Stress tip sheet
Any questions regarding benefits coverage and/or mental health resources available to faculty, staff and dependents can be directed to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, HRHelp (secure email) or by phone at 765-494-2222 and toll-free at 877-725-0222.
To assist faculty, staff and dependents
In an effort to help Purdue employees manage stress, anxiety and more, a list of tools and resources has been compiled; see the Mental Health Resources webpage for a variety of available resources.
To assist students
Faculty and staff who work with students or have a student at home can direct them to the resources below for behavioral health assistance. Note: LiveHealth Online Psychology and LiveHealth Online Psychiatry services are also available to Purdue students who are covered on a Purdue health plan. Mental health visits through LiveHealth Online are covered at 100% on the Purdue student health plan.
- Continuous Network of Support
- Services and Information
- Presentations & Trainings
- Student of Concern Reporting Link
- Therapy Services at CAPS
- Self-help Resources
- Group Therapy
- CAPS YouTube channel
- NAMI On Campus – A free, virtual support group on campus.
- Thriving Campus – Service that provides students a way to search for mental health providers in many areas, locally and across the country.
- WellTrack – Interactive, self-help therapy app for students.