This Valentine’s Day, our Healthy365 staff is reflecting on all the ways that we love our Hancock County community! We love working with clients one-on-one to provide them with connections to local resources, and offering mental health and wellness support to anyone in need. Check out these 14 ways that Healthy365 loves our community!
1. Our Support Navigators truly care about you
The real heart of Healthy365 is our staff of Support Navigators. Each one is a caring community partner who can provide a non-judgmental confidential listening ear, as well as helpful local connections and resources for healing, to alleviate suffering, and improve overall wellness.
2. We provide a space to connect at Connection Center
Our team is housed at the Connection Center, located at 120 W. McKenzie Rd. in Greenfield. We love offering a comfortable place for clients to visit our staff for individual meetings or for support groups and classes.
3. We love speaking to families and children
Our Support Navigator services go beyond just meeting with individuals. We’d also love to meet with your entire family in order to find the best resources for all of your wellness needs. Explained by one client, “The services at Healthy365 helped me to be more mindful of my children’s health and well-being. It was a great experience.”
4. Healthy365 supports families with the CRAFT Support Group
Speaking of families, did you know that Healthy365 offers a 12-week workshop for families with loved ones affected by addiction? The CRAFT Support Group stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training and is a free resource that empowers you both to take care of your own well-being and to help your loved one in their journey to recovery.
5. We can help identify substance use issues
We know from our Hancock County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that substance use is one of the most pressing health issues of our community. With the help of our Support Navigators, we love on residents and help them identify the signs of substance use in themselves or loved ones and connect them with options for treatment and support.
6. We love striving to be a Tobacco Free Hancock County
Addiction to substances like alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs can be detrimental to your immediate health, and smoking can be harmful to your long-term health. Our Tobacco Cessation Coordinator Brandee Bastin would love to help you quit smoking with tips and support.
7. Healthy365 loves our community school partners
Our programming extends not just to adults in the community, but students as well. Brandee mentors high school students through the VOICE youth movement, in addition to peer-to-peer education and anti-smoking advocacy with local legislators.
8. We host regular student programming
Substance use and smoking isn’t the only educational topic we address with students. Our regular Rise Above It events are hosted in local schools and bring up new topics each quarter, primarily related to mental health awareness.
9. We show you how to love others with QPR
Knowing how to help someone with depression or suicidal thoughts can be difficult. We are passionate about educating our community in supporting loved ones going through hard times with our QPR suicide prevention classes, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer.
10. We love partnering with Hancock Wellness Centers
Mental wellness is a large focus for Healthy365, but your physical health has a big impact on mental health. That’s why we love partnering with our local Hancock Wellness Centers, conveniently located in Greenfield, New Palestine and McCordsville, to refer clients and host educational programming.
11. We offer financial guidance in tangible ways
We know that it’s hard to focus on mental wellness when you’re worried your lights might get shut off. We offer financial guidance and support for clients struggling with paying bills, food insecurity and more. For example, during the early days of the COVID pandemic and mandated quarantine, our Healthy365 team worked together to support community members in need by making healthy food deliveries.
12. Healthy365 loves our community through the pandemic
The pandemic threw a major wrench into everyone’s lives, but Healthy365 is continuing to offer our COVID hotline to answer your questions about vaccine eligibility and navigating how to sign up for appointments. At our peak, we were fielding upwards of 200 COVID hotline calls per day.
13. We offer more than just a list of resources
Although we do list mental health and wellness resources on our website that you can access at any time, we also love to walk through challenging situations with you, in order to best identify the resources that will fulfill the needs of you and your loved ones.
14. We love writing about tips for your overall wellness
And last but not least, we love to offer resources like the blog post you’re reading right now. We post articles regularly about self-care, mental health support for each season, upcoming educational programs and much more. We recommend following us on social media to be notified of our latest blog posts!