Wellness Happenings

April / May 2024

Each month, MBU’s Director of Wellness Initiatives Christine Flory will share events, insights, and strategies on a variety of health-related topics with faculty and staff.

See below for the latest health and wellness news, and reach out to Christine at x7167 or cmflory@marybaldwin.edu.

You can follow MBU health and wellness on Instagram, and access additional info on the MBU health and wellness website.

Finances on a laptop

April’s Anthem EAP webinar addresses how to take control of your finances. See more details below, and join the campus watch party at 12:30 p.m. on April 9 in the Nuthouse. Photo credit: Campaign Creators via Unsplash

National Stress Awareness Month

April is recognized as National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress. Managing stress is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, and can improve mental and physical well-being as well as minimize exacerbation of health-related issues.

It’s critical to recognize what stress and anxiety look like; take steps to build resilience; and know where to go for help. 

Important Dates in April

Apr 7, 2024: World Health Day

The World Health Organization holds an annual day each year to draw attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. This year’s theme is “My health, my right.”

April 22: Earth Day

Join the MBU community for a Campus Clean-Up from 10 to 11 a.m. Meet at Blakely House.

Learn more about environmental initiatives you can participate in on the Earth Day website.

New Wellness Portal for Faculty/ Staff: Health Advocate

As of January, Health Advocate has replaced the WebMD wellness portal for faculty/staff.

You can create your account and backlog any activities that qualify you for the second quarter wellness incentive (April 1, 2024- June 30, 2024).

Quarter two deadline to earn and log incentives is June 30.

Questions about the new portal can be emailed to Christine at cmflory@marybaldwin.edu 

Please take a few minutes to watch this video, which provides a comprehensive overview of the new wellbeing portal and how to log incentives.

Anthem EAP Webinars

View on demand

To view a seminar on demand, go to anthemeap.com and enter your company code: MBU

You’ll find a link to these and other seminars on the homepage.

View the seminars anytime, anywhere. Submit a question and receive a response via email. Questions are logged in a FAQ section, so you can browse and learn from the questions of others.

NEW: Group watch parties

Join MBU wellness and Christine to watch, listen, and learn during a group viewing party each month. Locations will change month to month, so stay tuned via the MBU announcements and Instagram. Bring your lunch, and light snacks will be available.

EAP Webinar Recordings

April Webinar: April 9 at 12:30 p.m.


Don’t forget you have access to EAP and Talkspace!

These services provide in-network virtual EAP support for counseling and therapy.

Talkspace offers private and convenient mental health support on your schedule. Engage in counseling, therapy, and medication services from the convenience of your device (iOS, Android, web).

All care is delivered virtually by a behavioral health clinician or medical professional. Talkspace’s network includes thousands of licensed, insured, and verified therapists and prescribers who can treat a variety of needs.

Upcoming Health and Wellness Events

Flower Power

Play-Doh Power Hour

EAP Webinar: Take control of your finances

Celebrate Success

TimelyCare Demo

Last Day of Class All-Levels Yoga

Coloring and Coffee

Earth Day: Campus Clean Up

Summer Selfcare Master Class