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Student Health and Wellness advocates for the balanced and integrated emotional, social, and academic functioning of our diverse community. Guided by our commitment to diversity and social justice, SHaW strives to create a safe and inclusive environment to enhance the quality of life on our campus.  We aim to reach every member of our community through specialized training which raises awareness, reduces stigma, addresses barriers, and promotes holistic wellness. Trainings are offered to UConn faculty, staff, and students on an array of topics.


 

SHaW's Educational Program Offerings:

Click the button above to request a program, have a SHaW staff member participate on a panel, a tabling event, or to request an interview with a SHaW staff member on the Storrs Campus.

Programming options may vary depending on campus. For more information about programming for Regional Campuses, please email joleen.nevers@uconn.edu.

Alcohol and Other Drug

Facts on Tap

Compete in a team-based trivia game that tests your knowledge about alcohol! Trivia topics include BAC, tolerance, how the body metabolizes alcohol, and how to help your friends stay safe!

Recovery Ally Training

Through an interactive two hour session, the Recovery Ally Training program exists to expand awareness, sensitivity, and support to any individual on the University of Connecticut campuses in (or seeking) recovery from substance use disorders.

Alcohol, Me, and My Community

Join Student Health and Wellness for an interactive discussion about navigating alcohol within your community. We'll explore what you love most about your community, unpack the science of alcohol's effects on the body, and discuss ways to both manage risk and keep your community healthy.

Mental Health

Promoting Mental Health

This informative and interactive workshop increases participants' knowledge of the range of mental health resources on campus and helpful self-care and stress management strategies.

Helping Students in Distress

This informative and interactive workshop helps participants learn the warning signs that someone is in distress, basic helping skills, and provides an overview of campus and national resources for those in crisis.

Nutrition

The Science of Exercise

This practical and informative workshop helps participants understand the science behind their favorite gym routine or exercise class, provides information about starting a new exercise routine, and how to fit it into your busy schedule.

Nutrition for the College Student

Navigating eating well for energy, academic success, and overall health can sometimes be challenging as a busy college student. Participants will learn strategies for eating nutritionally sound food on a college campus. Participants will also hear the facts about commonly heard nutrition myths and diets.

The Basics of Body Image

Informative presentation covering the basics of body image, and fostering positive body image and self-esteem, signs and symptoms of disordered eating and eating disorders, and how to promote body positivity and well-being for yourself and the ones around you. This presentation will also educate students on where to refer a friend or find help for themselves if they are concerned about their health and well-being.

Sexual Health

Sexual Health Showdown

Test your sexual health knowledge by joining the UConn Sexperts for Sexual Health Showdown! Compete against your friends via Kahoot while learning all about a variety of topics, including safer-sex, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and more!


2023 Spring Semester:

Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours

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Office Hours: DROP-IN (no appointment required)

Location: Various

Mondays - Fridays

Full Schedule Here

Group Therapy

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For many concerns that undergraduate and graduate students face – group therapy is the best option for support and healing. Various groups include: BLOOM, Emotional Empowerment, Families with Addictions, Finding My Place, Growth Thru Grief, Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Neurodiversity Support, and RA Consultation

Location: Arjona 4th floor

Mondays - Fridays

Full Schedule Here

Let’s Talk Virtually: Mental Health Office Hours

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Same-day availability
Location: Virtual

Wednesdays: 1 - 3 pm

More Information

International Student Support Group

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We collaborated with ISSS to help international students connect with each other, discuss topics related to success at UConn, and learn about resources at UConn

Location: Center for International Students and Scholars (ISSS), room 202

First Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:15 pm

Virtual Yoga

Yoga event

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursdays: 4 pm - 5 pm

 

Intro to Mindfulness

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DROP-IN (no appointment required)
Location: Arjona 4th Floor, Room 403

Mondays - Thursdays: 1 pm - 2 pm

 

Recovery Yoga Sessions

Recovery Yoga Sessions

Open to all UConn students, meetings are in person at UConn Rec Center.

Location: Rec Center

Tuesdays: 5 - 6:15 pm

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy event

DROP-IN (no appointment required)
NEW Location: Cordial Storrs House

Tuesdays: 5 - 7 pm

or First Thursday of each month located at The Benton Museum!

The Benton from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Lavender Resilience Collective

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Join the educational support group for LGBTQIA+ students aimed to interrupt any internalized bias they may have based on the identities they hold. Learn new tools to help build resilience and feel empowered to be their authentic selves.

  Open to both undergraduate and grad students.

Location: Virtual

Tuesdays: 5 - 6:30 pm

LGTT 15 Minutes to Calm

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Join us for Let’s Get Together Thursdays for 15 Minutes of Calm. Practice breathing & stretches for stress relief.
Open to all UConn students from any campus. No experience required. Sessions will be held virtually.

Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meeting event

Open to all UConn students from any campus. Meetings will be held both in-person and virtually.

Location: Cordial Storrs House

Mondays: 6 - 7 pm

Join Teams Meeting

Friends of Recovery Meetings

Friends of Recovery

Open to all friends, family and allies in the greater UConn community. Meetings will be held virtually.

Wednesdays: 12 - 1 pm

More Information

12 Step Recovery Meetings

Recovery Ally Training event

12 Step Recovery Meetings are available for UConn students. Meetings will be held both in-person and virtually.

Location: Cordial Storrs House

Fridays: 6 - 7 pm

Join Teams Meeting

Innovate Wellness Workshop

Innovate Wellness Design Thinking Workshop Series

Earn your Innovate Wellness Design Thinking Workshop Certificate and Badge this semester with SHaW's Innovate Wellness team!

Work with professionals and experts through tangible and hands-on learning. This is an opportunity to gain new skills and bolster your resume while gaining the foundational tools and experience in design thinking fundamentals. Only 20 spots available!

Location: OPIM Lab: BUSN 391

Thursdays: 5 - 7 pm

Innovate Wellness Photovoice Project

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Participate in the Innovate Wellness Photovoice Project! Your photos can help promote change on campus!
All you have to do is submit photos relating to to your wellbeing, things that find you joy, or brings balance to your life.
 

Photo submissions are now open!

gloveBOX

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gloveBOX is a free safer-sex supply delivery service. Students can order safer-sex supplies, including condoms, lubrication, and dental dams, to have delivered directly to their mailroom.

Students can choose from 6 different boxes, up to 3 times a semester.

Calendar

  1. 2/1Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/1Friends of Recovery
  1. 2/1CANCELED Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Class
  1. 2/1Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/1Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/1Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/1Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/1Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/2Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/2Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/2Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/2Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/2Group Therapy - BLOOM: Undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  1. 2/2Growth Through Grief
  1. 2/2Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/215 Minutes to Calm
  1. 2/3Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/3Families with Addiction Group Support
  1. 2/3Recovery Coaching Drop In hours
  1. 2/312 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/6Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/6Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/6Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/6Finding My Place
  1. 2/6Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/6Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/6All Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/7Emotional Empowerment
  1. 2/7Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/7Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/7Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/7Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/7Neurodiversity Support Group
  1. 2/7Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/7Lavender Resilience Collective
  1. 2/7Pet Therapy
  1. 2/7Recovery Yoga
  1. 2/7Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/8Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/8Friends of Recovery
  1. 2/8Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Class
  1. 2/8Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/8Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/8Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/8Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/8Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/9Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/9Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/9Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/9Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/9Group Therapy - BLOOM: Undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  1. 2/9Growth Through Grief
  1. 2/9Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/915 Minutes to Calm
  1. 2/10Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/10Families with Addiction Group Support
  1. 2/10Recovery Coaching Drop In hours
  1. 2/1012 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/13Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/13Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/13Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/13Finding My Place
  1. 2/13Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/13Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/13All Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/14Emotional Empowerment
  1. 2/14Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/14Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/14Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/14Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/14Neurodiversity Support Group
  1. 2/14Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/14Lavender Resilience Collective
  1. 2/14Pet Therapy
  1. 2/14Recovery Yoga
  1. 2/14Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/15Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/15Friends of Recovery
  1. 2/15Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Class
  1. 2/15Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/15Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/15Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/15Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/15Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/16Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/16Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/16Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/16Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/16Group Therapy - BLOOM: Undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  1. 2/16Growth Through Grief
  1. 2/16Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/1615 Minutes to Calm
  1. 2/17Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/17Families with Addiction Group Support
  1. 2/17Recovery Coaching Drop In hours
  1. 2/17RA Consultation Group
  1. 2/1712 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/20Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/20Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/20Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/20Finding My Place
  1. 2/20Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/20Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/20All Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/21Emotional Empowerment
  1. 2/21Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/21Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/21Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/21Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/21Neurodiversity Support Group
  1. 2/21Recovery Ally Training Online
  1. 2/21Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/21Lavender Resilience Collective
  1. 2/21Pet Therapy
  1. 2/21Recovery Yoga
  1. 2/21Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/22Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/22Friends of Recovery
  1. 2/22Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Class
  1. 2/22Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/22Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/22Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/22Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/22Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/23Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/23Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/23Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/23Interpersonal Group for Undergraduate Students
  1. 2/23Group Therapy - BLOOM: Undergraduate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  1. 2/23Growth Through Grief
  1. 2/23Virtual Yoga
  1. 2/23Innovate Wellness Design Thinking Workshop Series
  1. 2/2315 Minutes to Calm
  1. 2/24Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/24Families with Addiction Group Support
  1. 2/24Recovery Coaching Drop In hours
  1. 2/2412 Step Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/27Let’s Talk: Office Hours For NCAA Student-Athletes
  1. 2/27Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/27Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/27Finding My Place
  1. 2/27Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/27Recovery Coaching Drop In Hours
  1. 2/27Free & Private Rapid HIV Test/HepC Test @ The RC
  1. 2/27All Recovery Meetings
  1. 2/28Emotional Empowerment
  1. 2/28Recovery Community Center Hours
  1. 2/28Introduction to Mindfulness
  1. 2/28Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours
  1. 2/28Interpersonal Group for Graduate Students
  1. 2/28Neurodiversity Support Group