Emotional well-being is about self-esteem, optimism
and how we cope with our feelings.
Practicing self-care, finding ways to cope with stress, maintaining positive relationships, and empathizing with others is how we practice emotional well-being. Learn about the resources available by exploring a category below.
⬥ Employee Resources ⬥ Student Resources
VCU students and employees have access to free virtual care services through TimelyCare. Get the mental health support you need wherever you are, whenever you need it.
Students can find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance through You@VCU.
⬥⬥ Submit a Concern or Safety Tip
The Dean of Students office is here to help students who are struggling with academic, personal, or emotional difficulties or who may be exhibiting worrisome or other concerning behavior. If you are experiencing difficulty or are concerned about a student, share a concern or request assistance.
⬥ At-risk for Faculty & Staff (Kognito)
VCU offers an online conversation simulation to help faculty and staff learn to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources
⬥ Employee Assistance Programs
Employees who are eligible for and take advantage of state health benefits coverage may be eligible to participate in programs including maternity care, well-being and lifestyle coaching, mental/emotional counseling and more. Learn more about employee assistance programs (EAPs) offered through your health insurance provider at: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/family-resources/.
⬥ Virtual and In-person
Faculty and staff who participate in the State Health Benefits Program can access virtual and/or in-person mental/emotional health resources through their provider. Later this fall, all employees, including those who do not participate in the State Health Benefits Program, will have access to 24/7 resources for mental/emotional health through TimelyCare. See the options at: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/resources/emotional-resources/employee-mental-health/
⬥⬥ Keep Being Well
The Division of Student Affairs has updated Keep on Being Well, a web resource for students, faculty, and staff to access important resources and support related to well-being at VCU. This resource is a great one-stop for all things related to promoting a culture of well-being at VCU. https://students.vcu.edu/dsa/keep-on-being-well/.
⬥⬥ RecWell Mental Wellness
Attending to the needs of others while also balancing your own life issues can be challenging. Learn to recognize the signs of burnout and practice proactive ways to manage your own stress levels. Faculty and staff can access RecWell’s Mental Wellness Resource Guide to find additional resources.
⬥ University Counseling Services
The mission of University Counseling Services (UCS) is to create an environment that fosters student growth, development, and psychological well-being through direct clinical service, education, and prevention.
Artfulness is a short web-based curriculum developed here at VCU to help practice mindfulness and stress relief through the arts. There are 20 art-based activities to choose from and could be great activities for a whole family. Find more information about Artfulness at: http://artfulness.rampages.us/welcome-artfulness/
Check out the (free!) app - InsightTimer@Work - a mindfulness program as diverse as your workplace that provides meditations and other well-being resources that are specifically for work. Use your VCU email to join the VCU "team" on the app.
Anthem subscribers also have access to myStrength, the health club for your mind where you can get resources such as videos, articles, quotes, and inspiration as well as tools and exercises to help you develop a personal action plan and make healthy changes.
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