Wellbeing

Throughout the world, Blue Hens are living through these moments together. Day by day, we rise and make decisions about our health and wellness, the communities that we support and that support us, and what we can do to feel that we are thriving despite these challenging times. We know that every step we take to protect our flock brings us closer to each other once again.

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Students and staff connect at University of Delaware Wellbeing Center in Warner Hall

CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

You've Got This!

Create community, cope better with emotions, and build skills to carry you forward. This semester, You’ve Got This! groups meet M/W at 3 p.m. and H/F at 1:30 p.m.

Body Image Group

Students of all gender identities are invited to improve your relationship with your body and food. Body Image group meets Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Understanding Self and Others

Challenge yourself to grow, feel seen and understood, and improve your relationships through Understanding Self and Others, which meets on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. this fall.

Giving Grief a Voice

Walk with others to find life again after loss and a path to move forward. Giving Grief a Voice meets Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Nature-Based Self-Care Guide [PDF]

While the pandemic remains a threat, safer options to connect with others include virtual engagement as well as outdoor opportunities. Check out these natural areas to explore within 100 miles of UD!

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Collegiate Recovery Community

Students in recovery from drug or alcohol use, or living with others who have behavioral addictions can connect virtually with each other via confidential Zoom or in person. CRC meetings are held on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. and other recovery meetings are also available.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

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Connect with peers, choose your own learning adventures, and improve your wellbeing through the new Blue Hen Wellbeing Community. Explore different learning modules that will feature activities for independent self-study, as well as activities that involve peer-to-peer connection to support student wellbeing through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats, including live twice monthly Zoom events.

It's okay to not be okay.

Many of us are experiencing anxiety or grief. Whatever you may be experiencing, know that your UD community is here to support you and these services are always available:
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UD Helpline:
302-831-1001

Any student feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or otherwise in need of someone to talk to can call 302-831-1001 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and press 2 to speak with a mental health professional. Support is available in multiple languages.
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Crisis Text Line:
741741

24-hour mental health support is also available via text. Send the text message UDTEXT to 741741 to reach a mental health professional, or send STEVE to connect with a professional who specializes in supporting students of color.
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Financial and Food Assistance

If you’re experiencing a financial crisis or otherwise struggling with access to housing, food, internet, or other basic needs, visit the Office of the Dean of Students website to apply for assistance from the Student Crisis Fund or Swipe Out Hunger.
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COVID-19 Era Support


The Center for Counseling and Student Development continues to enhance their COVID-19 Support, self-care and other resources.
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Sexual Offense Support:
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SOS is available on the UD Helpline; press 1 to request a call back from a trained victim advocate within 10 minutes. Due to current health guidelines, SOS is not currently able to accompany survivors to the hospital for a forensic exam; however, callers can speak with an advocate before and after a hospital visit.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES

Student Wellness and Health Promotion can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 302-831-3457 or studentwellness@udel.edu. SWHP has moved to 305 Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall. Stop by the new center today and take advantage of study and lounge spaces in rooms 101-103!

Confidential distance meetings are available by appointment only for all services including the Collegiate Recovery Community, substance use counseling, and support for victims of sexual misconduct. Call or email to get started with services.

Students can also learn more about healthy relationships, safer sex, substance use, and stress management through the self-paced Choosing Well at UD portal, and can complete an anonymous, confidential self-assessment of their alcohol, marijuana or other drug use through ScreenU.

Learn more about all SWHP opportunities.

Student Health Services is open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telehealth care remains available, and evening appointments will also be available on Tuesdays this fall. All University of Delaware students can obtain medical advice outside of business hours by calling CareNet at 800-681-3957.

Appointments can be made by calling 302-831-2226. Complete the telehealth consent form now, in case a telehealth visit with SHS is more appropriate than an in-person visit. This is found under Forms in the Secure Student Health Portal. For in-person appointments, you will need to show proof of being cleared to access campus facilities on the day of entry through your completed daily health check.

The Office of the Dean of Students can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 302-831-8939 or deanofstudents@udel.edu. Learn more about all ODS opportunities.
The Center for Counseling and Student Development can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 302-831-2141. After hours or when the phone line is busy, you may be connected with the UD Helpline, which is a nonstop counselor on call service that is always available to you at 302-831-1001.

When you call CCSD, you will connect with a member of the front desk staff who will ask some questions to help you determine next steps, which could be anything from a specific counseling service or resource to one-on-one referral coordination for off-campus care.

CCSD has moved to 201 Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall. Stop by the new center today and take advantage of study and lounge spaces in rooms 101-103! Telehealth care is still available and you can learn more about all CCSD opportunities here.

Telehealth options are still available for many services. If you need a private space for a virtual appointment or program, you can now book that online using our 25Live scheduling tool.

25Live Scheduling Guide [PDF]

Book Individual Space

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