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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. Are there any free workshops or classes led by clinicians or health educators that can provide me with tools to manage my stress, anxiety, relationships, etc.?
  2. My student group is conducting an outreach event to build awareness about mental health. Do you have any materials that we may distribute to students?
  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?

More questions?

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FREE Wellness and Prevention Programs

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

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October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month

Relationship Violence Awareness Month Events - October

Presented by The Fontaine Center

National Day of Action / Wear Purple Day
Monday, Oct 7
11:00am-1:00pm, Tate Plaza
Wear purple all day in support of relationship violence awareness, and visit the BeWell Peer Educators: RSVP from 11am-1pm at Tate Plaza to learn how to help prevent relationship violence, learn about red flags, and how to help a friend in need!

Your Boo Shouldn't Scare You
Tuesday, October 22
6:00-7:30pm, MLC 267
Join the BeWell Peer Educators: RSVP for a screening of an episode of the popular Netflix show, "You," followed by a discussion about the unhealthy relationship behaviors it romanticizes and how the media can perpetuate misconceptions of relationships.

One Love Escalation Workshop
Monday, October 28
4:00-5:30pm, MLC 269
"Escalation" is a film that tells the story of an abusive relationship. The depiction of unhealthy behavior escalating into violence will help students understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse and how to help a friend in an abusive relationship. The 40-minute screening is followed by a guided discussion.


Fontaine Tailgates

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE food, music & games! Open to ALL students!

UGA vs. South Carolina - Saturday, Oct 12
Dawson Hall Lawn, 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE food provided by Mama Jewel's Kitchen

UGA vs. Kentucky - Saturday, Oct 19
Dawson Hall Lawn, time TBD


WatchDawgs - Bystander Intervention

Presented by The Fontaine Center

(no reservation needed! FYOS Approved! )

Learn the skills to help friends and fellow dawgs by recognizing and preventing potentially risky situations and finding realistic ways to intervene.
Over 2500 UGA students are already active Watch Dawgs. Are you ready to join them?
All participants will receive a WatchDawgs t-shirt.
To register, email your name, UGA email address, and date of desired program to ktruesdell@uhs.uga.edu

• Thu, Nov 7, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Tate 141
• Mon, Jan 13, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Tate 141
• Wed, Jan 15, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Tate 141
• Tue, Jan 21, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Tate 141
• Thu, Jan 23, 2:30 - 3:30pm, Tate 141
• Tue, Feb 4, 3:30 - 4:30pm, Tate 141
• Tue, Feb 18, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Tate 142
• Tue, Mar 3, 3:30 - 4:30pm, Tate 141
• Tue, Mar 17, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Tate 142
• Tue, Apr 7, 3:30 - 4:30pm, Tate 141
• Tue, Apr 21, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Tate 142


Stress Relief Workshop for International Students

Presented by CAPS

A FREE workshop to promote stress reduction for international students at UGA

Fridays, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Oct 4, Oct 11
1:00 - 1:50pm
Memorial Hall, International Student Life Conference Room, 210E


Fempowerment

Presented by The Fontaine Center

A Women & Wellness Discussion Group -- all genders welcome!
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
FYOS-approved!
No pre-registration required.

Sep 5, Tate Intersection - Women & Relationships
Sep 19, Tate 482 - Gender Expression & Appearance
Oct 17, Tate Intersection - Virginity
Oct 31, Tate Intersection - Birth Control & EC
Nov 14, Tate Intersection - Anatomy & Sexual Pleasure

Fempowerment is a workshop series that focuses on the intersection of womanhood and wellness. Womanhood in this context encompasses anyone who identifies as a woman or identifies with femininity. Through these workshops, students will analyze components of dating and relationships, appearance and body image, and healthy sexuality. Fempowerment challenges students to learn about systems that impact womanhood, reflect on their own experiences, and be exposed to diverse opinions to facilitate personal growth and wellness. Inspired by the FemSex @ Berkeley movement


BeWellUGA Pop-Ups - Make Shift Happen

BeWellUGA Pop-Ups

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
Chair Yoga!
Health Coaching Consultations!
Stress & Anxiety Management Tips!
Essential Oils!

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Miller Learning Center, across from Jittery Joe's

  • Wed, Sep 4
  • Wed, Oct 2
  • Wed, Nov 6
  • Wed, Dec 4

Yoga for Stress Relief

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
Drop-in class / Some mats available / Bring UGA Student ID
Instructed by Alice Huff, Registered Yoga Teacher and Licensed Therapist

Join the Fontaine Center for a peaceful and relaxing yoga session!
Practicing yoga has been shown to alleviate stress and reduce anxiety. Our yoga instructor will guide students of all skill levels through deep breathing, meditation, and fundamental stretching poses for total mind-body relaxation.

Tuesdays, Sep 10-Oct 15
2:30-3:30pm
Adinkra Hall, located on 4th floor of Memorial Hall


Closeted or Questioning UGA Support Group

Presented by CAPS & The LGBT Resource Center

FREE support group for people questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity as well as people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, queer, and/or trans.

We provide a safe space to share your experiences, gain support, and build relationships with others who may have similar experiences, thoughts, and feelings!

Facilitated by Shannon Bowles, PhD, CAPS Psychologist

Thursdays: Sep 12, Sep 2, Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21
5:30-6:30pm
For location & info, please contact jacqueline.adams@uga.edu or call 706.542.4160.


Feel Good Fridays!

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
This hands-on workshop will discuss the benefits of essential oils as it relates to wellness (stress reduction, sleep, relaxation, mood boost, & more).
Make your own rollerball essential oil blend!

Fridays! Sep 20, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 4* (*Wed, last day of class)
11:45am-1:00pm
UHC Nutrition Kitchen

Call 706-542-8690 to reserve your spot! Each workshop is open to 15 students. First come, first served!


Body Positivity Workshops

Presented by The Fontaine Center

(no reservation needed! FYOS Approved! )

These workshops will provide an overview of positive body image and the media. Through interactive discussions of beauty standards and activities for challenging negative body talk, participants will be encouraged to think positively about themselves and focus on true beauty rather than unrealistic ideals.
Hosted by Be Well Peer Educators: Be You, University Health Center
For more information, email advisor Molly Dunn

Mon, Sep 23, 6:00-7:00pm, Miller Learning Center, room 267
Thu, Oct 24, 6:00-7:00pm, Miller Learning Center, room 267
Tue, Nov 19, 6:00-7:00pm, Miller Learning Center, room 267


STIs Aren't Spooky

Presented by the Health Promotion Department & Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors

FYOS approved

In this interactive workshop, learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and safer sex practices (including information on HIV prevention), be challenged to deconstruct stigma surrounding STIs, and learn new communication strategies.
Free t-shirts for the first 10 attendees!

Wed, Oct 23, 3:00-4:00pm and 6:00-7:00pm, Tate 141


Sketching for Mindfulness

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
Whether you’re a stick-figure champion or a seasoned artist, you will learn how to make sketching a mindfulness practice. No sketching experience required.
Sketchbooks and pencils provided.
We encourage you to attend all six sessions, but you may also drop in for individual sessions.

10:30 - 11:30 am, Main Library, room 310

Wednesdays, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13


EngageMENt Discussion Group Series

Presented by the Health Promotion Department

For male-identified students who want to engage deeply with a specific topic intersecting with masculine identity.
A free lunch is included for the first 10 attendees!

Tuesdays 10/29-12/3, 1:00-2:00pm, Tate 479

  • Program Introduction - Tue, Oct 29
    Gender Overview
  • Party culture - Tue, Nov 5
    Party culture and substance abuse
  • hey, u up? - Tue, Nov 12
    Sex, sexuality, and hook-up culture
  • You throw like a girl - Tue, Nov 19
    Competition, sports, and atheticism
  • Boys don't cry - Tue, Nov 26
    Connecting with your emotions
  • No-Shave November - Tue, Dec 3
    Aesthetics of manhood
The purpose of EngageMENt Discussion Groups is to provide a supportive space for male-identified students to engage in critical thought across a series of subjects without fear of judgement. We encourage students to attend all six sessions, but attendance is voluntary, and students can join and/or leave the group at any time in the semester. Due to the nature of the deep level discussions, groups will be open to male-identified students only.


Wellness Coaching

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Wellness coaching supports an individual’s own motivations and strengths. Students will map their path for positive behavior change(s) through a collaborative, unbiased partnership.

A Wellness Coach will work with you to:

  • Set and achieve personal goals
  • Initiate and sustain wellness behaviors
  • Balance dimensions of health and wellbeing
  • Learn resilience and coping skills
  • Identify potential barriers to change and develop strategies to move forward

Call today to work with a Wellness Coach! 706-542-8690
More information: www.uhs.uga.edu/wellnesscoaching


Change Stress Into Success!

Presented by CAPS

Check back for future dates!

A FREE workshop on strategies & skills to thrive at UGA
FYOS Approved!


Understanding anxiety
Calming your body
Calming your mind
Creating a lifestyle for managing stress


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