Well-being encompasses more than just the physical — it’s the mind, body and spirit — and it’s a shared responsibility of the health, wellness and well-being units and programs across the University.
As you settle into the fall semester, visit WVU’s well-being website to help connect you with information and resources for managing stress, sleep, nutrition, relationships, substance use, mental health, self-care and more. From basic essential needs and life skills to creating a focused journey along the Wheel of Well-being, the website offers filtering options for quick access to tools and resources in one, handy location.
Through individual and collective well-being programs, activities and initiatives for the entire campus community, you can find the resources you need to support your well-being, build resiliency and succeed.
A few resources to get you started include:
- The Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services provides self-care tips and online resources for students in addition to counseling, psychological and outreach services. If you’re feeling homesick, this recent newsletter provides tips and resources. And this newsletter provides information about meeting new people and building relationships.
- WELLWVU fosters the complete well-being of WVU students through education, promotion and related programs like time management plans, chillPACK daily activities, benefits of movement information and exercise and mindful eating tips.
- For additional physical and mental health resources, care providers at Student Health Services are available to assist with a range of non-emergency health conditions and preventive care including urgent care, vaccinations to prevent illness, diagnostic care and consultations for a variety of concerns such as substance use, travel medicine and behavioral medicine.
- With centers located on the Evansdale and Downtown campuses, WVU Campus Recreation offers a full lineup of programs and services from group fitness classes and intramural sports to personal training, crafting and a variety of other classes.
- WVU Collegiate Recovery inspires and provides opportunities for students to make changes that support their recovery through activities centered around health, wellness, adventure, community, service and fun. Weekly meetings and activities, as well as special events and a dedicated gathering space, are available to all Mountaineers who are in any process of recovery.
Many of these groups provide a variety of online resources, available to all students, no matter their location. WVU Potomac State College and WVU Tech also provide in-person opportunities for students studying at one of the regional campuses.
Embracing health and well-being is a lifelong journey. The path to well-being is different for everyone and can often take many routes. But it can and should be be a connected and interdependent journey that leads to thriving college and life experiences.
Dr. Clay Marsh
Chancellor and Executive Dean
WVU Health Sciences
Chair, WVU Purpose Center’s Health and Well-being Workgroup