Student Wellness Continues Supporting Our Student Population
We recognize that many students are now more vulnerable as they face unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result we have made changes to our services to best meet student needs during this remote-work period. Updates will be made as necessary.
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Our regular office number: 302-831-3457 is still active. However, if someone on staff is not able to answer your call immediately, callers will experience a 15 second delay before being able to leave a voicemail message. Once we receive your message, we’ll return your call as soon as possible. As always, you can email us at: email@example.com.
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. To attend a remote support meeting, email Jess Estok (Jestok@udel.edu) to receive the meeting password.
Remote support meetings through confidential Zoom open to any UD student:
- Tuesday: https://udel-hipaa.zoom.us/j/892705325
- Wednesday: https://udel-hipaa.zoom.us/j/511773086
- Friday and Sunday: https://udel.zoom.us/j/148102314
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. will not be able to accompany survivors to the hospital for a forensic exam; however, 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 on an as-needed basis using a secure and HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom. To schedule an appointment for an online video meeting, 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.)
Yoga, Exercise and Movement
We know that during this time maintaining sobriety or managing trauma may be more challenging. We also know that stressful times like this are challenging for everyone. Engaging in practices that promote physical wellness can aid in managing these stressors. As a result, we are excited to share this collection of FREE fitness class videos which Employee Health and Wellbeing have made available to the entire UD community. Classes are taught by trained instructors and range in length from 20 – 60 minutes. The course library includes: yoga, Zumba, Pilates, HIIT, and more.
COVID-19 Travel Tips
The video below describes several strategies to reduce risk of transmitting and contracting COVID-19 while traveling during the holidays. The information in the video comes from the American College Health Association.