FREE Wellness and Prevention Programs

#BeWellUGA is the place to find FREE wellness and prevention programs, events, and services hosted by the University Health Center. Check out all the amazing classes and services geared towards helping UGA students thrive physically, mentally, and socially.


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How can BeWellUGA help you?

BeWellUGA serves as a central mental health and wellness resource for the UGA campus community.

  1. Where can I find free workshops, classes, or services focusing on wellness and mental health, led by clinicians or health educators that can provide me with tools to manage my stress, anxiety, relationships, etc.?
  2. Do you have any virtual programs, resources, or services related to wellness and mental health?
  3. Where do I obtain counseling and therapy?
  4. I am a student leader (or UGA faculty/staff member). How do I request a health educator/clinician-led wellness program or training for my group?

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Healthy Dawg 5K Fun Run

Healthy Dawg 5K Fun Run

Brought to you by the University Health Center & the UGA Golf Course

Thu, March 11, 7:00 - 10:00 am

FREE 5K Run / Walk, benefiting Java Joy*

Celebrate the start of Spring by joining us at the Healthy Dawg 5k fun run/walk on the beautiful rolling hills of the UGA Golf Course. Furry friends are encouraged.

*The run/walk benefits our friends at Java Joy. All runners will have the opportunity to donate/order food from the locally famous Java Joy coffee cart!

  1. Pre-order coffee, biscuits, and JOY on the Java Joy Athens Order Page until midnight on Wednesday, March 10th.
  2. Scroll down the homepage to the Java Joy Pop up Cart order.
  3. Select Healthy Dawg 5k at the checkout.
  4. Pick up items - contact free!
  5. All orders/donations receive a free coffee or hot chocolate.

Registration: Sign up online for a time to run/walk or Walk-up on the day of the event.*
The number of participants beginning the course at one time will be limited for social distancing.

*Walk-up participants: please note, it may take 10-15 minutes to get you on the course as we will be mindful of minimizing groups on the course at one time. Markers will indicate where to stand in the parking lot.

• All participants will receive a Wellness kit by UMatter!

• Visit with UHC Physical Therapy & Massage therapists!

• On-site participation opportunity to win big prizes!

COVID Safety protocol:
All participants are required to wear a mask until they get on the course.
Socially distance and remain with your friend group.
Sanitize hands frequently - sanitization stations will be available at Check-in and Post-run.
Bathrooms may be accessed in the clubhouse - 1 person at a time.

Special Thanks to:
UGA Golf Course
Coca Cola
Power 100

BeWellUGA--Find FREE wellness and prevention classes and clinics hosted by the University Health Center! Topics include Stress and Anxiety, Running, Yoga, Bystander Intervention, Dating, and more!


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Wellbeing in Context: Community
Our individual wellbeing must be explored within the context of community wellbeing, “the combination of social, environmental, cultural, and political conditions identified by individuals and their communities as essential for them to flourish and fulfill their potential” (Wiseman and Brasher, 2008). In other words, in addition to building skills for supporting your own wellbeing, you must also be invested in the wellbeing of your community to experience lasting and sustainable change.