BeWellUGA: Mental Health

Welcome! Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) invites you to participate in the following free workshops, events, and services, including all the other self-care resources and pre-recorded sessions listed below.

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RA Wellness Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and University Housing
Tue, 2/2 - 5/4, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
In this weekly workshop open to student RAs, CAPS clinicians Tricia Coghlan, LCSW and Casey Heermans, LCSW will provide information and resources specific to the responsibilities and challenges faced by student RAs. Weekly topics include stress response, interpersonal boundaries, self-care, and coping skills.
Register to join on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

 

Queerspace: LGBTQ+ Support Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and the LGBT Resource Center
Tue, 3/2 - 5/4, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Come together virtually in a safe, supportive environment to create community and discuss topics relevant to LGBTQ+ students. Support groups are facilitated by Dawn Healy, LCSW, from CAPS, but student participation and ownership are invited and integral to making this space yours.
The Zoom link to access each workshop can be found on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

  • Queerspace Undergraduate Support for LGBTQ+ UGA Students - March 2, April 6, May 4
  • Queerspace Graduate Support for LGBTQ+ UGA Students - March 9, April 13
  • Gender Queerspace for Transgender and Non-Binary UGA Undergraduate students - March 16, April 20
  • Gender Queerspace for Transgender and Non-Binary UGA Graduate students - March 23, April 27
  • Queerspace Intersection LGBTQ+ UGA Undergraduate and Graduate students combined - March 30

 

Dawgs Dealing With It Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Thu, 2/25 - 4/29 (no workshop April 8), 1:00 - 2:00 pm
FYOS approved!
The events of 2020 have left many in distress, and 2021 is proving to be challenging as well. This workshop is designed to discuss coping skills and how students can use them in everyday life to handle stress. Whether you are struggling with school, the pandemic, relationships, or another area of life, this is a space for you to discover ways to cope and make the most of your time at UGA. This workshop is led by two UGA students/interns at CAPS.
Register to join on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

 

 

Let's Talk
Let's Talk

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

Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (through April 29)

Sign up 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!

 


Self Care Resources

 

CAPS: Self Care page
During this time, CAPS staff remains actively engaged in supporting the mental health needs of the UGA community in a variety of ways. Please explore our updated CAPS: Self Care page, as we have included a robust list of new resources to help you navigate what’s going on. We will continue to update this page as more resources become available.

 

this is a video recording Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop
Join us for this four-part series on managing stress & anxiety. The first lesson focuses on understanding what anxiety is and assessing how it shows up in our lives. Learn how to identify your own stress and anxiety as it arises, and explore some early warning signs, triggers, and ways of coping with these sensations. In the next three sessions, learn to develop practical skills on calming your mind & body, while learning how to create a lifestyle conducive to managing stress.

Week 1 - Understanding Anxiety: A Self-Assessment
Facilitated by Maggie Gibbs, LMSW, CAPS Case Manager
Week 1 Worksheets

Week 2 - Calming Your Body
Facilitated by Deonna Kitwana, PsyD, CAPS Post Doc
Week 2 Worksheets

Week 3 - Calming Your Mind
Facilitated by Krista Garrett, PhD, CAPS Psychologist & Jas McCalla, UGA Clinical Mental Health Master's Student
Week 3 Worksheets
Week 3 Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Week 4 - Creating a Lifestyle for Managing Stress
Facilitated by Krista Garrett, PhD, CAPS Psychologist
Week 4 Worksheets
"Triad of Health" Tips:
Exercise: www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/exercise-edge
Sleep: www.uhs.uga.edu/sleep/sleep-matters
Diet/Nutrition: www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/nutrition-basics
www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/nutrition-intro
www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/alcoholanddrugs

 

this is a video recording CAPS Cares - Mindful Self Compassion
Led by Dawn Healy, LCSW, from CAPS
Join in this compassion-based mindfulness practice via youtube

 

this is a video recording CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 1
Wondering how CAPS counselors are personally handling COVID-19? In this video series on the ugahealthydawg.com blog, they’ll speak to you about how they’re doing and talk about topics that may be helpful to you during these times.
CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 2
CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 3
CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 4

 

CAPS Cares: The Power of Pets in the Time of COVID-19
These past months have brought so much uncertainty, worry, isolation, and unforeseen changes to our day-to-day lives, but ever constant are our furry friends who bring so many of us comfort and companionship. Read more on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!