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Hokie Wellness Heath and Benefits Fair for employees

Hokie Wellness acknowledges that healthy living is more than just caring for your physical body. We strive to provide well-being programs that cater to the whole-person well-being of each employee. From healthy nutrition workshops to mindfulness classes and much more, our goal is to provide each employee with the tools they need to optimize their well-being.

See what we have to offer:

koru mindfulness

Koru Mindfulness

Hokie Wellness offers the Koru Mindfulness program for both students and employees. Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to all ages.

revive! training opioid overdose & naloxone training

REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Emergency Response Training

Any person, no matter their age, income, or any other demographic, can experience and suffer from addiction. Knowing how to respond and possibly reverse an opioid overdose can save someone’s life and may help them access needed resources for recovery. Register for a REVIVE! workshop to learn more about opioids, addiction, and how to respond in an emergency.

mental health first aid

Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Financial wellness refers to understanding your overall financial health and managing it in a way that supports both short-term and long-term financial security. Elements of financial wellness may include being aware of and comfortable with where your money is going, having a financial plan for the future, and feeling confidently on track to achieve that plan.

In partnership with Community Housing Partners, Kevin Sutton, assistant director for financial wellness for Hokie Wellness, Travis Mountain, faculty from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and Alex White, faculty from the Department of Dairy Science, Hokie Wellness is able to offer several programs including Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market, Identify Theft, Student Loans and Debt, Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting and more.

For more information about these and other programs, contact Hokie Wellness at hokiewellness@vt.edu.

According to 2017 facts from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 47,173 Americans died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34 and the fourth leading cause of death for ages 35-54.

However, it is preventable.

QPR Gatekeeper training takes just 60 minutes and can help save lives. There are three simple steps that can be learned to help save a life from suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Attendees will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

There are qualified instructors who are available to offer this training program upon request. For more information, contact Hokie Wellness at hokiewellness@vt.edu.

During the 2022-23 academic year, Hokie Wellness will guide employees through a virtual trek across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Participants will track their total walking distance using the Strava app (or a Google Form if preferred), with the goal of walking 555 miles, the length of the trail running through Virginia. The trek will take place between September 15, 2022 and May 14, 2023, but employees may join at any time. Hokie Wellness will send weekly emails with mini-goals and motivation to stay on track as walkers complete various sections of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

If you would like to join the trek, please email Hokie Wellness for more information: hokiewellness@vt.edu

If you have any questions or are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation to participate in the Walking Trek Across Virginia, please contact Hokie Wellness by email at hokiewellness@vt.edu or by phone at (540) 231-8878.