Wellness Happenings

May / June 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 540-887-7167 or [email protected].

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

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month; see below for articles and resources to keep you in the know about this important health screening.

Health Resources Round-up: May 

There are a number of important health observances happening in May.

Here’s a variety of resources so that you have quick, easy access to tips and information to help you get healthier.

May health observances

Employee Health and Fitness Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Better Sleep Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

More from the Health Advocate blog

Check out some of the latest posts:

Find a Mental Health Calendar with tips and easy-to-follow prompts here

And a screening here to check on your mental health. It’s quick, free, and private.

Follow Christine on Instagram @MBUWellness for daily mental health tips throughout the month of May.

Faculty/Staff Support Through TimelyCare

TimelyCare provides a dedicated phone line for faculty and staff to reach the
TimelyCare team for guidance and support in cases of student distress.

You can access Faculty and Staff Support by calling 833-4-TIMELY. It’s available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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 [email protected] 

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

Further enhance your health and wellbeing this May! Log on to the Health Advocate website or app to complete your Personal Pathfinder by May 31 to be entered into a prize drawing courtesy of Mary Baldwin University.

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


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

May 7: Summer Selfcare Master Class

12-1:30 p.m. in Hunt mezzanine. Snacks provided!

Learn how to:

May 21: May EAP Webinar

Topic: Sandwich Generation

12:30-1 p.m. in the Nuthouse for those viewing on campus.

Login details below:

June 5: Coloring and Coffee at MDCHS

9-11 a.m. Take a break, and join us for coloring, journaling, and coffee in the Murphy Deming atrium. Free art supplies and coffee provided.

Upcoming Webinars from Health Advocate 

Click the links below to register!

May 16: Mental Health and Me
10 a.m. (ET) or 4 p.m. (ET)

June 20: Supporting Your Kids: Identifying and Addressing Signs of Stress
10 a.m. (ET) or 4 p.m. (ET)

July 18: Social Media Privacy
2 p.m. (ET)