Student Wellness Continues Supporting Our Student Population
As the Coronavirus continues to disrupt our lives, we will continue to offer remote services to our students, as well as offering in-person services in our new location on the 3rd floor of Warner Hall.
Our office number remains 302-831-3457. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please leave a detailed voicemail message and we will return your call as soon as possible. In addition, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collegiate Recovery Community
The opposite of addiction is connection. In these unprecedented circumstances, connection has become challenging and looks different from our typical experiences with others. This is why the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at UD is offering a number of opportunities for students who are in recovery from drug or alcohol use or who are living with others who have behavioral addictions the opportunity to connect virtually.
- Tuesday 1-3pm
- Thursday – SMART Recovery 10-11am.
Learn more at our Collegiate Recovery Community website: sites.udel.edu/collegiate-recovery.
Substance Use Counseling Services
During this time of transition, we recognize that use of alcohol or other drugs may be a concern for you. We’re also aware that you might find yourself now living with someone else (family member, friend, roommate, etc) who is engaging in problematic substance use. If you are concerned about your current alcohol or drug use, or that of a friend or family member, please call Student Wellness at 302-831-3457, or email us at Studentwellness@udel.edu to schedule a confidential distance-meeting. Counselors at Student Wellness are available for remote supportive counseling or consultation.
Victims of Sexual Misconduct
Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.) continues to provide 24/7 confidential victim advocacy regarding sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking via the UD Helpline 24/7/365.
Anyone in the UD community may call 302-831-1001 and press 1 to get connected with a trained advocate. The clinician will take down a first name and phone number and have the advocate on duty call back within 10 minutes. During this time, to safeguard the health of everyone involved, and in compliance with hospital mandates, S.O.S. is only able to accompany survivors to the hospital for a forensic exam depending on the the COVID situation at the hospital. When an accompaniment is not allowed, callers can speak with an advocate before and after a hospital visit. For more on how a victim advocate can help, see: https://sites.udel.edu/sos/about-s-o-s/
Professional Victim Advocacy Appointments
Professional Victim Advocates from Student Wellness & Health Promotion can provide virtual video appointments with students using a secure and HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom. Or we can meet with students in person at Warner Hall. To schedule an appointment, go to: https://sites.udel.edu/studentwellness/victim-services/
Wellness Events and Programming
We’re committed to helping Blue Hens make connections with their peers that support their wellbeing both on and off campus. To achieve this goal, we’re providing UD students with a variety of virtual engagement opportunities that will allow them to build relationships, while exploring the wellness topics that interest them.
Blue Hen Wellbeing Community
Throughout the fall 2020 semester, we’ll be offering a mix of FREE synchronous and asynchronous activities for students to participate via Canvas LMS as part of a community development and wellness education initiative that will assist them in improving their wellbeing based on their own goals and needs. Virtual engagement opportunities will include: live and recorded presentations; interactive events with breakout rooms for connecting with peers to talk about wellness, discuss life, play games and more; access to tools to boost wellness; and resources such as documentaries, articles and more to learn about all 9 wellness dimensions. Students can join the community by completing the registration form.
NEW: UD Protect the Flock Student Wellbeing Ambassadors
By creating and sharing digital materials, UD Protect the Flock Student Wellbeing Ambassadors will help reduce their peers’ risk of COVID-19 infection by encouraging student engagement in protective factors (such as mask wearing), self-advocacy (such as sticking to party-size limits), and other UD community health efforts (such as completing the daily symptom checker). The overarching goal of this project is to reduce students’ risk of COVID-19 infection by leveraging peer-based public health, health promotion and prevention approaches to increase student safety and decrease the risk of infection within the student community at UD, both on UD campuses and within the communities in which UD students are currently residing.
Additional Tools to Develop and Support Your Wellness
We’ve also listed a variety of self-paced, on-going virtual activities that students can partake in from ANYWHERE and ANYTIME. Almost all of the tools listed are FREE, but some are from services outside of UD and may charge a reduced-fee to students. These activities allow students to develop skills in a variety of critical competencies (such as career development, social justice and sustainability), explore different wellness dimensions and exercise their ability to choose their own self-development path.
Find Out About Upcoming Events and Other Opportunities
We encourage students to sign up for our newsletter in order to receive emails about upcoming programming. We send out newsletters twice per month, and students may unsubscribe at anytime.
Students can also find out about upcoming events and other activities by following us on StudentCentral.
Classroom Program Requests
Our wellness education programs presented by professional staff or trained students are still available to request for your classrooms, RSOs or other groups seeking presentations related wellbeing. NEW! – we now also offer “Ready-to-Go” kits that you can request through our form and then you will receive the materials in order to present the program yourself, virtually to your group.
NOTE: The deadline to submit program requests for a program which you wish to occur during Fall 2020 is Thursday, November 19th, and the final day we will schedule a program is Friday, December 4th.
*Reminder: ALL programs will be hosted virtually using an online platform (ex. Zoom, etc.)