Wellness and Well-being

 

Mental, physical, and social wellness are extremely important to your academic success and overall well-being. The College of Engineering works with University Health Services and other campus partners to provide you support in developing your overall health and wellness.

Fall 2020 Operations Update

In accordance with the University’s Smart Restart plan, most student services operations and activities will be remote for the Fall 2020 semester. While access to in-person services are limited, we are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, and successful school year for every student in the College of Engineering. More details can be found below and on the Fall 2020 information page.

UW-Madison’s UHS Mental Health Services: University Health Services (UHS) has compiled a new web page with services and resources to continue supporting students’ health and well-being while they engage in remote learning: uhs.wisc.edu/remotehealth. This page includes identity-specific resources for students, short videos from mental health providers, links to webinars, and websites where students can continue to foster interpersonal connections. UHS mental health providers and prevention staff members continue to add content daily.

In-person appointments at UHS are limited; however, many medical, counseling, and wellness services are available by phone and accessible online by calling 608-265-5600 or logging into MyUHS at uhs.wisc.edu.

We encourage you to reach out to University Health Services (UHS). Students can call the UHS Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 at 608-265-5600 (option 9). You can also reach out to UHS Mental Health during business hours at 608-265-5600 (option 2) for help connecting to a home provider or options through MHS.

SilverCloud, a no-cost cognitive behavioral health resource available 24/7 (learning modules that help w/ stress, anxiety, depression, and body image. You can also download the SilverCloud app for your mobile device. SilverCloud is available for all currently enrolled, full-time students at UW-Madison. You will need to use your wisc email address when signing up, and you will be asked to login using your NetID.

Mental Health and Wellness

University Health Services (UHS) provides mental health services and support through counseling and workshops specifically for engineering students. Their mental health providers understand the complexities of student life and offer an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere with their development, well-being, and academic productivity.

Let’s Talk: Let’s Talk provides easy access to informal and confidential support and consultation with counselors from UHS Mental Health Services. Speaking with a counselor consultant can provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. Students often discuss issues related to stress, worry, sadness, relationships, academic performance, family problems, or financial struggles.

  • Virtual Let’s Talk Virtual Let’s Talk is open to all students. Some Let’s Talk sessions are designated for specific identities or concerns, including engineering sessions with two engineering-focused providers: Michelle Bond (Wednesdays 3-5pm) and Zoe Whaley (Thursdays 3-5pm). Engineering students are welcome to sign up for any session that best aligns with their needs and identities. Students need to sign up for a 20 minute time slot using this online form.

Thrive Workshop Series: Thrive Workshops help you develop skills, techniques, and strategies to support your success and well-being.

Virtual Processing Spaces: Process spaces are programs for UW–Madison students that provide easy access to confidential support and consultation with peers and counselors from UHS Mental Health Services. Each process space is focused on a specific topic, identity, or concern.

University Mental Health Services is currently supporting students virtually. Services are confidential, and any enrolled UW undergraduate or graduate student is eligible. There is no charge to students for counseling sessions, because services are paid through tuition and fees.

For crisis services, please call 608-265-5600 (option 9)

 

University Health Services

SilverCloud- a no-cost cognitive behavioral health resource available 24/7 (learning modules that help w/ stress, anxiety, depression, and body image. You can also download the SilverCloud app for your mobile device. SilverCloud is available for all currently enrolled, full-time students at UW-Madison. You will need to use your wisc email address when signing up, and you will be asked to login using your NetID.

YOU@WISC– continues to be a free, online resource for UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff during this time. YOU@WISC now includes specific COVID-19 resources.

New content cards include:

  • Mental Wellness Tips for COVID-19
  • Communicating Your Needs with Faculty During COVID-19
  • Tips to Be Productive when Studying at Home During COVID-19
  • Getting the Most Out of Online Classes
  • How to Show Up While Remaining Physically Distant
  • Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety
  • And more!

As a reminder, YOU@WISC is an online portal, specifically designed for UW Madison to foster student success in 3 domains: Succeed, Thrive, and Matter.

  • Succeed [Degree & Career Options, Leadership & Professional Development, Academics & Grades, Internships & Career Path, + more],
  • Thrive [ Stress Management, Sleep, Fitness and Nutrition, Alcohol & Substance Use Resources, Loneliness & Depression resources, + more ]
  • Matter [Building relationships, Clubs and Volunteering, Social Resilience, Mindfulness & Balance, + more]

Visit: https://you.uhs.wisc.edu/  for more information.

Social Wellness

It’s important to overall well-being to build supportive and caring social relationships that contribute to a healthy community and support your individual successes. Find opportunities to connect and engage with communities that speak to you, your passions, and your values.

Student Engagement and Involvement

 

Diversity Affairs Office (DAO)– The DAO is committed to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students, particularly students historically underrepresented in engineering. The DAO is a great space to gather and connect with friends and support staff and offers a comfortable study space with access to computers and printers.

 

Identity Based Communities

Protest Resources

Anti-Racism Resources

UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement

Academic Wellness

Managing your time and taking advantage of available resources will help you succeed academically and achieve your goals.

Academic Advising– Meet with your academic advisor, who can help with questions about courses, navigating degree requirements, resolving academic issues and more.

Undergraduate Learning Center (ULC)– The ULC provides tutoring and academic support programs specifically for engineering students. ULC programs focus on supporting challenging courses that students take to progress into their engineering department. The ULC also provides support in select core engineering, math, statistics and science courses. The ULC is a place where students study, form study groups, and discuss engineering concepts and problem solving strategies with their peers and with the tutors.

McBurney Disability Resource CenterMcBurney partners with students, faculty, and staff to design accessible environments and provide academic acommodations so that students can engage, explore, and participate.

Engineering Time Management and Organization

GUTS Study Skills Program– The Study Skills program will help you improve your studying habits and give any tips needed in certain studying areas. GUTS works with students to help identify problem areas in time management, note-taking, concentration, test-taking, and more; and then help students develop their own personal learning strategies.

 

Additional Resources

Click here for a full list of campus and community resources to support your mental, physical, academic, social, financial, career, spiritual, and overall wellness and well-being.