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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?

 Got a question? ASKSHACUGA   UGA Student Government Association




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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UHC Heart Health Fair

UHC Heart Health Fair

Celebrate Heart Health Month at the University Health Center!

Wednesday, Feb 5, 11:00am-2:00pm

FYOS-approved!

Be a Heart Healthy Dawg! All UGA Community welcome!

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Lipid Screenings
  • Glucose Checks
  • Ask A Nurse
  • How to Stop the Bleed Training with the Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • Drawing for a FREE cleaning, exam, and BW x-rays (if needed) in the UHC Dental Clinic! (up to a $138 value!)
  • Prizes, Snacks, & More!

Check out the event on Facebook!


Let's Talk Bodies: A Spoken Word Event

Our culture has a complicated relationship with food, exercise, and body image. Over 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime. This year during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, individuals all over the country are telling their stories of body image struggles, disordered eating, recovery, identity, mental health, gender, sexuality, race, privilege, and class.

Join our conversation on February 26 at 7:00pm in Tate Theater for an exploration of the impact of body image, eating disorders, and disordered eating on our UGA community members and spread hope that healing is possible and support is available.

FYOS-approved!

Wednesday, February 26, 7-8pm, Tate Theater

Do you have a story to tell?

To share your experience/thoughts on topics including body image, disordered eating, sexuality, class, and others, submit your poetry, short story, or music for inclusion in the event using the link below. Submissions are due by Monday, February 10, and can be performed by the writer/artist or by an event actor.
(Before submitting, please keep in mind that each performance will be limited to 7 minutes.)

Complete the Submission Form

Questions? Contact Staci Belcher, Nutrition Counseling Coordinator sbelcher@uhs.uga.edu or Lauren Pucci, CAPS Psychologist lpucci@uhs.uga.edu)

Hosted by: UGA Health Center and BeWell Peer Educators: BeYOU


BeWellUGA Pop-Ups - Make Shift Happen

BeWellUGA Pop-Ups

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
FYOS-approved!
Chair Yoga!
Mindfulness!
Wellness Coaching Consultations!
Stress & Anxiety Management Tips!
Essential Oils!

Wednesdays: Jan 22 - Apr 22 (except for Mar 11, spring break)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Tate Center, room 473


Let's Talk

Let's Talk

Presented by CAPS

Drop-in consultations with CAPS clinicians
FREE and confidential (for UGA students)

Wednesdays: Jan 22 - Apr 22 (except for Mar 11, spring break)
3:30-4:30 pm
Science Learning Center (SLC) 136

Stop by to speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available to you at UGA and in the Athens area.

Let’s Talk Consultations are:

  • Free for UGA students
  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
  • Confidential
  • Informal and not intended to be a substitute for traditional counseling

Learn more about Let’s Talk!


Feel Good Fridays!

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
FYOS-approved! 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! Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, Apr 27 (Monday)
11:45am-1:00pm
UHC Nutrition Kitchen

Call 706-542-8690 to reserve your spot! Each workshop is open to 14 students. First come, first served!


UMatter - Bystander Intervention Signature Program

Presented by The Fontaine Center

(No reservation needed! ) FYOS-approved!

UMatter is an active bystander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. Participants will discuss ways to safely identify and help a peer in need, work through realistic and interactive skill building scenarios, and raise awareness about resources available in the UGA community. Choose to care and contribute to positive experiences, culture, and future of the UGA community.
To register, email your name, UGA email address, and date of desired program to ktruesdell@uhs.uga.edu

• 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


Stalking on Screen: a stalking awareness event

Presented by The Fontaine Center

​RSVP Peer Educators will be screening an episode of the series “You” from Netflix. After the screening, RSVP Peer Educators will facilitate a discussion on stalking behaviors, healthy ways to show affection, and resources.

Thu, Jan 30, 6:00-7:30pm, MLC 245

FYOS-approved!

Brought to you by The Fontaine Center and BeWell Peer Educators: Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention


Alcohol & Other Drugs Trivia

Presented by The Fontaine Center

​Test your knowledge so that you can make informed decisions about alcohol and other drugs.

You could win a t-shirt or water bottle!

FYOS-approved!

Wed, Jan 22, 6:00-7:00pm, Tate 138

Wed, Jan 28, 3:30-4:30pm, Tate 142

Wed, Jan 30, 6:30-7:30pm, Tate 142

Brought to you by The Fontaine Center and BeWell Peer Educators: Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention (PADE)


STI Education Workshop

Presented by The BeWell Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors

​Learn about sexually transmitted infections and safer sex practices!

FYOS-approved!

6:30-7:30 pm, Tate 142

Wed, Jan 22
Tue, Feb 11
Tue, Mar 24
Wed, Apr 22


Change Stress Into Success!

Presented by CAPS

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

Mondays*, Jan 27 - Apr 20 (*excludes 3/11, Spring Break)
12:30 - 1:30pm
Miller Learning Center, Room 277

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


Stress Relief Workshop for International Students

Presented by CAPS

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

Fridays*, Feb 7 - Mar 20 (*excludes 3/13, Spring Break)
1:00 - 1:50pm
Memorial Hall, International Student Life Conference Room, 210E


Tea Time Thursdays

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students!
Learn about the benefits of herbal tea that are used to support overall well-being, such as calming, relaxing, immune system support, and allergies. You will also have the opportunity to blend and package your own teas to take with you.

Thursdays! Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 9, Apr 23
2:30-3:45pm
UHC Nutrition Kitchen
FYOS-approved!

Call 706-542-8690 to reserve your spot! Each workshop is open to 12 students. First come, first served!


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


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

Tue, Jan 28, 6:00-7:00pm, MLC 205
Tue, Feb 25, 12:00-1:00pm, Tate 140
Thu, Mar 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Location TBD
Wed, Mar 25, 6:00-7:00pm, MLC 274
Mon, Apr 6, 6:00-7:00pm, MLC 274


Fempowerment

Presented by The Fontaine Center

A Women & Wellness Discussion Group -- all genders welcome!
Thursdays, Jan 30 - Mar 26 (no meeting 3/12), 3:30 - 4:30pm, Tate 479
FYOS-approved!
No pre-registration required.

Sample Topics:
Women & Relationships
Gender Expression & Appearance
Body Image & Vulva Diversity
Virginity
Birth Control & EC
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


Empowering Your Sexuality

Presented by The Fontaine Center

An interactive series focusing on healthy sexuality and sexual pleasure -- whether sexually active or not, all students welcome!
Students will learn about anatomy, factors that impact our capacity to experience sexual pleasure, safer sex practices, and sexual health resources on campus and in the community.

Wednesdays: Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26
Miller Learning Center, Room 153
3:30-4:30pm
FYOS-approved!
*Free t-shirts to the first 10 students in attendance!

Women's Health: This workshop will explore a full spectrum of female sexual experiences, including menstrual management and misconceptions regarding sexual pleasure. Together, we will answer questions surrounding vaginal health, annual exams, clitoral orgasms, and vulva diversity. You don’t have to identify as female to attend this inclusive program; students of all gender identities are welcome.

Men's Health: This workshop will focus on communication strategies and common male sexual experiences. Together, we will examine male sexual performance and break down myths regarding sexual pleasure. This presentation will also address postponing fatherhood and HIV prevention. You don’t have to identify as male to attend this inclusive program; students of all gender identities are welcome.

Redefining Sex & Pleasure: This workshop will cover topics traditionally excluded from sex education. Together, we will examine the myths surrounding masturbation, sex toys, and porn. Students will be challenged to learn how these tools can influence our sexual development and experiences.



Sketching for Stress Relief

Presented by The Fontaine Center

FREE for all UGA students, faculty, and staff!

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.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Main Library, room 131A

Tuesdays, Mar 24 - Apr 28

FYOS-approved!


Yoga for Stress Relief

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Check back for future dates!

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.


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.


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