University Resources for Advisors and Students
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
The Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing—an integral unit within the Academic Health Center—strongly supports the University's mission by generating knowledge, educating students and serving the greater community through accessible and relevant outreach programs. See more CSPH resources.
Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing
Take a wellbeing assessment, sign up for a weekly newsletter, set goals, and learn more about some holistic practices
Join colleagues/friends/strangers for an hour of meditation and light movement: Mayo Meditation Space; Tuesdays from Noon to 1
Sign up for the de-stress mailing list
You will receive the de-stress "focus of the week," a discussion of one aspect of mental wellbeing and practical tips to work on, as well as fun and relaxing events around the Twin Cities. It's an easy way to stay connected and remind yourself to take a break every now and then!
Mental Health, Well-Being, & Resilience Learning Community
Participate in the UMN Twin Cities Mental Health, Well-Being, & Resilience Learning Community made up of faculty, staff, and students who are interested in mental health, well-being, and resilience.
BIPOC Mental Health Collective
The Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Collective (MHC) was formed to create a radical healing space to foster conversations around the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing in our communities.
PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress)
Sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens, and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community
Digital Self-Care Toolkit
brought to you by the Women’s Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
through Recreation and Wellness
Free yoga and tai chi classes
offered through Boynton Health
Additional Resources for Advisors
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP provides referral services to area services, including mental health professionals
Wellbeing Program (health insurance)
The wellbeing program supports all aspects of wellbeing, and you can earn points towards substantial savings on your UPlan premiums. Examples might include phone coaching to help decrease stress or taking a class on cooking for wellness
Mental Health Resources
Find mental health and wellbeing resources available for university employees.
LSS Financial Counseling
Are you worried about your personal finances? You can get free, confidential help through the University of Minnesota.
Additional Resources for Students
CSPH tips and strategies to help students focus on wellbeing
Boynton Health Stress Check-in
Stress Check-ins provide an opportunity for support to talk through stress in life, come up with solutions, and to connect with campus resources. Stress Check-ins take place on all three campuses.
Tips and tools for everything from mental and physical health to academics to diversity and identity
Skills for academic and personal well-being
The collaborative will show students ways to eat healthy—even on a student budget. SNAC is a group of junior, senior and graduate nutrition students.
Nutritious U Food Pantry
Provides fresh and healthy food to students that struggle to get enough to eat.
Trained student coordinators offer resources for good sexual health. Students learn how to make sexual relationships positive, healthy and safe.
Recovery on Campus
Recovery on Campus (ROC) is a community of students in recovery from drug and alcohol use joined by friends who are allies in that journey. ROC helps students feel like they belong to a vibrant college social scene without drinking or drugs.
Student mental health
See information and resources offered to all Twin Cities undergrad students in the area of mental health.
Drop-in consultations facilitated by counselors who can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions, and give information about other resources
Mindfulness for Students
U of M Crisis Line: 612-301-4673 or U of M Textline: text "UMN" to 61222
Student Advocate Services
Advocates provide assistance to students who have been accused of or charged with violating the Student Conduct Code, University Housing policy, or other academic or conduct policies.
Don’t forget about classes!
Examples include: FSOS 1301, Cash or Credit; PUBH courses (such as Success over Stress, Sexuality Matters, etc); CSPH courses; PE courses.
Additional resources for students like the Student Parent Help Center or the Student Conflict Resolution Center are posted to the resource page.
Resources for Advisors in their Support of Students
Consider contacting campus partners: This is not an all-inclusive list, but you can contact these partners while in an appointment, as you are preparing for an appointment, or afterwards.
- Aurora Center
612-626-9111 - [email protected]
- Care Program
612-625-2517 or 612-626-3030 - [email protected]
Care Program Online Referral Form
- Disability Resource Center
612-626-1333 - [email protected]
- Gender & Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
612-625-0537 - [email protected]
- Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
- International Student Success Services (ISSS)
612-626-7100 - [email protected]
- Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
612-624-3323 - [email protected]
- Student Counseling Center (SCS)
612-624-3323 - [email protected]
- Supporting students in a tense political climate
In this video, you will receive four tips for how to support students who may be struggling due to current political events. Additional resources to support your navigation of students through campus climate are posted to the resource page.
- Mental health information and resources for advisors supporting students
- Tips for recognizing and responding to students experiencing distress
Resources Outside of the University
- The website, Mindful, provides articles and tips for living a more mindful life. A subscription is available
- The Greater Good Science Center, out of UC Berkeley, has a newsletter and daily subscription
- Happify Daily provides effective, evidence-based solutions for better mental health.
- UW-Madison hosts the Center for Healthy Minds
- The Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education is a multidisciplinary association of higher education professionals, faculty, and researchers
- Balancing your wellness wheel