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Simulated Scenario Lunch & Learn Series

BH WELL will host a series of four lunch-and-learn seminars from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning in January 2023 and running through April 2023. For each session, we have approval to provide 1 CE through the Kentucky Board of Nursing (#4-0070-12-24-801, #4-0070-12-24-802, #4-0070-12-24-803, #4-0070-12-24-804). Approval to provide 1 CE for each session through the Kentucky Board of Social Work is pending.

BH WELL Giveaway Day

Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) LOVES our University of Kentucky students. With finals right around the corner, we have a self-care giveaway! The giveaway is a tote full of self-care items such as socks, a scalp massager, a back scratcher, bluetooth speaker, a fidget cube, a UK blue mood cup, a travel first aid kit, magnetic chip clip, and much more!

Recovery in Mental & Behavioral Health Care: Tackling the Hidden Epidemic of Tobacco Use

This workshop will provide targeted behavioral health tobacco treatment training for tobacco treatment specialists, health educators, and other health professionals.  This workshop is funded through a grant from the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flyer

UK Curiosity Fair

The Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) research team participated in the University of Kentucky's Curiosity Fair on October 27, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM​ EST in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. The BH WELL table invited participants to take part in a grounding experience of potting plant clippings and learn about the benefits of gardening to mental health. Whether it’s at work, studying for an exam, or spending time with family and friends, we all deserve to BH WELL!

APNA 36th Annual Conference

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association 36th Annual Conference took place October 19-23, 2022 in Long Beach California. Over 1,800 psychiatric nurses and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners attended. The Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) research team will be presenting research at the conference both in both podium and poster form. On Friday, October 21, 2022 from 10-11:30am PT, BH WELL shared three post presentations:

Comic Evaluation with Prize Drawings- The Neuro Trip: Path to Recovery

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UK Wellapalooza

The Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) research team enjoyed meeting students at Wellapalooza on October 12th from 3pm-5pm in the Barker Plaza area located outside the University of Kentucky (UK) Gatton Student Center. This event focused on providing health and wellness resources to students on campus.

NAMIWalks Your Way 2022

The Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) research team participated in NAMIWalks Your Way 2022 Lexington on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Masterson Station Fairgrounds in Lexington, Kentucky. BH WELL participated as part of the Eastern State Hospital-based Ambulators team! The event began at 10am with fun activities and food. A program followed at 11:30 with the 5K walk/run beginning  at noon. The walk took place on a paved loop with each participant choosing how far they walk. We hope to see you there next year! Links:

Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo

BH WELL participated in the University of Kentucky's (UK) Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo September 12, 2022 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM​ EST in the Gatton Student Center. About 50 students visited the BH WELL table and were able to ask questions about undergraduate research opportunities with BH WELL, get connected with us on social media, learn about our recent tobacco treatment research, and grab some BH WELL goodies!

BH WELL Educational Outreach

This summer BH WELL delivered educational resources to Lexington community centers, schools, and hospitals, and anywhere kids are!  Included in these resources were educational coloring books, "Bee Smart, Don't Start" and "Bloom Where You Are Planted". These coloring books are a fun way for kids to learn about the benefits of living a healthy life!