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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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Jingle Bell Fun Run 2019

Jingle Bell Fun Run

Relieve a little of that finals stress on Reading Day with a beautiful run/walk on the UGA Golf Course at the 5th Annual Healthy Dawg Jingle Bell Fun Run!

FREE 5K Run / Walk benefitting Toys for Tots

Thursday, Dec 5
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Start Time

UGA students: donate $5 or a new, unwrapped toy and receive an event t-shirt!

Refreshments, swag bags, health information/freebies, and more will be waiting for all at the end of the run!

Get excited! Check out the event on facebook!

Take a look at photos from last year’s event!

**Free parking at the Golf Course or catch the Riverbend/South Milledge bus to the Golf Course!


Thank you to our partners:
UGA Golf Course
UGA Auxiliary Services
Watch for Dawgs
Athens Running Company
Coca Cola
Magic 102.1FM
UGA Student Veterans Association


Shading in the Gray: The Nuances of Consent in the #MeToo Era

Shading in the Gray

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Shading in the Gray: The Nuances of Consent in the #MeToo Era is a forum where students can talk about some of the more nuanced areas of consent and questions commonly asked, including the intersection between consent and alcohol as well as how to better communicate with partners.

Join the BeWell Peer Educators: Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention for this important discussion, and pick up a FREE dinner while you’re there!

Tuesday, Nov 19
6:30-7:30pm
Tate 479


BeWellUGA Pop-Ups - Make Shift Happen

BeWellUGA Pop-Ups

Presented by The Fontaine Center

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

  • Wed, Dec 4, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Miller Learning Center, across from Jittery Joe's
  • Spring Semester: Every Wednesday, Jan 22 - Apr 22, Tate 473

BeWellUGA Pop-Ups for finals in the Science Library!
Join us in front of the bean bag area for free essential oils, drop-in chair yoga, and crafts to de-stress. There will also be a Wellness Coach on-site for mini-consultations.

  • Fri, Dec 6, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 10, 7:00-8:00pm


Alcohol & Other Drugs Trivia Night

Presented by The Fontaine Center

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

The top 3 winners in each round will win a t-shirt or water bottle!

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30-7:30pm, Tate 142

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


Alcohol & Other Drugs 101

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!

Tue, Dec 3, 6:30-7:30pm, Tate 144

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


Imagination Squared: Creativity & Resilience Through Finals

Presented by The Fontaine Center

​What part does resiliency play in your life?

Fri, Dec 6, 5:00-7:00pm, MLC North Tower

Take a study break at this interactive event where you will have the opportunity to consider the role of resilience in your life and to paint a visual representation of it on a wooden square.

Relieve stress, connect with others, and reflect on resiliency and how it relates to adapting in a rapidly changing world.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!


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


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.


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

• 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


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


Fempowerment

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Check back for future dates!

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


Sketching for Mindfulness

Presented by The Fontaine Center

Check back for future dates!

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.


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


Stress Relief Workshop for International Students

Presented by CAPS

Check back for future dates!

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


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.


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!