As we navigate transitions, it is more important than ever that mental health and well-being are top priorities. We all play a role in building a culture of care and support, and it starts by taking care of our own well-being needs and looking out for each other. There are many ways you can incorporate well-being into your interactions with students and each other:
Equal Opportunity Resources
- Equal Opportunity – COVID-19 Guidance and Temporary Work Adjustments: https://oeo.colostate.edu/
- CSU Human Resources, (970) 491-MyHR (6947)
- HR Solutions Contact: Eric Ray, Eric.Ray@colostate.edu, 970-491-0538
- Report an incident of bias
- Office of Ombuds
- Civil Unrest Resources is a guide address safety, resiliency, coping with anxiety and trauma, and helping children navigate uncertain times.
Basic Needs Support
Please visit the Basic Needs – Student Case Management website for a comprehensive list of resources and more information.
- Food Security
- Housing Security
- Transportation Security
- Health/Medical Security
- Medicaid Application – Apply through Colorado Peak for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)
- CSU Health Network
Mental Well-Being Resources
- Take care of your own well-being: CSU offers multiple resources to support employee well-being, including the Employee Assistance Program, CARE Program, Commitment to Campus, Center for Mindfulness, SilverCloud Health online tools and well-being trainings offered by CSU Talent Development.
- Recommend mental health messaging in your syllabus: TILT provides a syllabus template that includes a helpful message for students about mental health help-seeking.
- Connect students to support: Your referrals make a difference. If you know a student who could benefit from support, please connect them with CSU Health Network resources.
- Integrate well-being into your curriculum: Consider easy ways you can infuse well-being practices into your teaching and work with students. Check out the pilot version of CSU’s Well-Being in Academic Environments Toolkit.
- Share well-being messaging during class: Use these PowerPoint slides with students during class to help raise awareness about available support resources.
- Tell Someone: This university resource is available for students and employees to report concerns about safety and mental health – yours or someone else’s – by calling (970) 491-1350 or using the online referral form. If you believe someone is at risk of immediate harm, call 911.
- Mental Health Resources
- Grief Resources
- Psychological Services Center
- Mindfulness Apps – For additional guidance about mindfulness to support your well-being, check out these apps in the Apple and Google Play stores: Unwinding Anxiety, Insight Timer, Headspace, StopBreatheThink, Smiling Mind, The Shine App, Liberate Meditation, and Calm are apps that offer many ways to practice and learn about mindfulness to enhance well-being.