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Wellbeing Toolkit


Thank you for all you give to students and the profession. We recognize this meaningful work is not always easy. A holistic approach to wellbeing can help with health, purpose, and connection. On this page, you will find ways to care for yourself including email lists and university programs, such as the wellbeing program, the employee assistance program, as well as some programs outside of the university. Also included on this page are some resources to use when you are working with students.

You may want to start with a self-care assessment to identify self-care goals and strategies.

University Resources for Advisors and Students:

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

Additional Resources for Students:

  • 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.
  • Effective U: Skills for academic and personal well-being
  • Nutrition Collaborative: 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:Provides fresh and healthy food to students that struggle to get enough to eat.
  • Sexual health:  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 the drinking or drugs.
  • Student mental health information and resources
  • Let's Talk: Drop-in consultations facilitated by counselors who can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions, and give information about other resources
  • Student groups, such as Mindfulness for Students
  • Crisis Resources: 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

Resources outside of the University: