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Wellness in Esports

The eight dimensions of Butler’s BUBeWell model are the foundation for a transformative and holistic student experience. Through BUBeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps students grow, learn, and be the best version of themselves.

Butler provides students many robust opportunities to develop, both inside and outside of the classroom, through each of the eight dimensions of the BUBeWell model.

NIRSA and NASPA’s statement, Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education: A Commitment to Student Success, highlights strategic commitments from both associations in pursuit of innovating, supporting, and fostering a holistic, integrated, and strategic approach to wellbeing. BUBEWell is a best practice as identified by NIRSA and NASPA and is fully integrated into the Butler Esports program.

Learn More About BUBeWell

Mind-well Services

  1. Headspace: Student Affairs is offering all students a free, annual subscription to the mindfulness and well-being app, Headspace. The app offers more than 1,000 hours of guided exercises and videos to help you stress less, move more, and sleep soundly. Activate your account here. Important reminders:
  2. Butler Counseling & Consultation Services (CCS) provides confidential and free individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric medication management, and more for all Butler students. Students may contact the Counseling Center at 317-940-9385 or connect with Counseling staff through Let’s Talk, an informal and confidential drop-in service. 
  3. The Center for Faith and Vocation (CFV) supports all students through opportunities for meditation, spiritual care, vocational reflection, and more. The CFV offers one-on-one Spiritual Care Conversations to help you process and reflect. These conversations are designed to provide support, without judgment, for students navigating important life moments and questions. If you are seeking ways to connect with religious or secular communities, explore the CFV Communitiespage to learn about available groups and find student-leader contact information.
  4. MindWise Mental Health Screening offers students online screenings for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other well-being factors. This program is completely anonymous and confidential. Immediately following the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources available to you. Access the free screening here
  5. Mental Health First Aid: Students can find a mental health first aider to speak with here, or sign up to become certified to assist others. 
  6. ThrivingCampus offers students an updated listing of local mental health professionals. The site allows users to search by practice area, insurance coverage, gender, language, race, client age group, and more, and is intended to connect students, faculty, and staff to long-term therapy or specialized support. This tool is FREE to access.
  7. St. Vincent Stress Center is an external service providing 24/7 mental health and substance abuse care. Contact St. Vincent at 317-338-4800.
  8. Mental Health Hotlines (24/7, free):
    1. National Suicide Hotline: 888-273-8255
    2. Local Crisis Hotline: 317-251-7575 
    3. Lifeline Chat
    4. Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

Please look out for one another. If you know someone who needs help, speak up and reach out directly to our Dean of Students or submit a confidential Care Report.

For quick access to mental health resources available to Butler students, visit