Resources to Support Student Wellbeing

Similar to national statistics, more than 80 percent of UConn students indicated that their mental health had negatively impacted their academic performance (Healthy Minds, 2020).

These resources were created to support our faculty and staff in building both capacity and confidence in cultivating wellbeing. Faculty members are often the first to notice when students are struggling, and frequently are the first point of contact for students in distress. Here, you will find best practices and resources to foster student wellbeing in UConn’s learning environments. These resources were created to support our faculty and staff community to build your capacity and confidence in cultivating student wellbeing. The tools provided below are designed to prepare faculty members and academic support staff on how to respond to some of the issues and challenges impacting our students’ wellbeing.

What other tools would you like to see here? Share your feedback and suggest additional resources to equip faculty and academic support staff in being student wellbeing advocates.

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Brief Trainings to Support Student Wellbeing

Time to Complete: under 5 minutes

Identifying the need to equip faculty and academic support staff, Student Health and Wellness collaborated with the Academic Affairs Partnership Committee to develop these training modules. Input was provided by faculty members, academic advisors and students.


Ask listen refer

Ask. Listen. Refer.

Time to Complete: 20 minutes

An online suicide prevention training program to help you recognize and respond to people at risk.


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Husky Mental Health Conversations

Time to Complete: 40 minutes

This interactive simulated training allows faculty, staff and students to practice having important and life-saving conversations with students who are experiencing distress.


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