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Recommendations related to all campuses
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#1: Launch a workgroup to examine the feasibility and impact of creating (an) annual wellness fair(s) inclusive of students,  faculty, and staff across all campuses, and determine what office could lead that effort. Identified financial support for a wellness fair from the Ohio Department of Higher Educaiton. In process
#2: Identify high-impact virtual platforms pertaining to mental health and emotional wellness (e.g., CALM, Spark America, Headspace, etc.) and provide free or reduced-cost memberships of these vetted platforms to all university members, and assess use after implementation. Complete
#3: Create toolkits for faculty that could be used in classes (e.g., a Canvas module about mental health that they could easily add to their site) or for student orgs (e.g., standard messages they could send to express care and share resources). Not yet started
#4: Offer trainings on how to promote resilience for students and for supervisors. Not yet started
#5: Establish standard onboarding procedures for new employees, across all divisions and units, that explicitly include information about available wellness resources for students and for faculty/staff. Not yet started
#6: Develop parent webinars about how to help your student/child who is in distress, one set for parents of our students, and one for parent-employees with content for supporting younger children. Webinars are currently in development through the Office of Parent and Family Programs, Office of Student Wellness, and the Student Counseling Service. In process


Recommendations related to students
Recommendation Update Status Completion Date
#1: Develop or enhance programming opportunities including, but not limited to:
  • Normalization of mental health challenges and setbacks- normalize that the college experience isn’t always easy or smooth.
  • Distress tolerance tips and normalization of distress.
  • Offer programming across all 8 dimensions of wellness.
Mental health workshops are available to students each week, adulting workshops in wellness studio, community building programming in wellness studio. Complete
#2: Prior to departure, require a program on mental health and well-being during study abroad for all students attending a program. In process
#3: Offer and potentially require a mental health training for all students similar to (e.g., gatekeeper training) focused on how to recognize distress,
how to support a friend, and how to refer or access resources.
In process
#4: Leverage student organizations to support student well-being through the training of student leaders. Build wellness education into the Red Brick Rewards process. In process
#5: Continue to build out and promote the Wellness Navigator tool and include
resources on the Regional campuses.
#6: Explore opportunities to embed wellness skill-building into credit-bearing
In process
#7: Require faculty/staff training on what resources are available to students, perhaps as a video to be shown during a department meeting. Not yet started
#8: Discuss student-athlete mental health culture with coaches and provide them
with training on how to discuss this topic with their teams.
#9: Include more information about transition and mental health in international student orientation. In process
#10: Provide trauma responsive training for faculty and staff. Not yet started


Recommendations related to faculty and staff
Recommendation Update Status Completion Date
#1: Train employees in supervisory roles to be aware and comfortable with referring employees to support services as necessary (e.g., EAP, disability offices, etc.) and require a refresh every three years. Not yet started
#2: Create and offer ongoing training opportunities to provide employees with updates on current and new wellness  initiatives and resources since their original onboarding period. Not yet started
#3: Provide resources and training about how to help faculty/staff colleagues in distress. In process
#4: Offer programming and education about all 8 dimensions of wellness and how they contribute to one’s mental health. On hold

Updated January 29, 2024.