Student Care

Student Care and Consultation

Health and Wellness is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. We provide intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and work with faculty/staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom or beyond. We will reach out to students who come to our attention and incorporate the expertise of our department and the larger campus community to create a holistic response to students. We focus on problem solving. We are not mental health providers but we do work closely with  partners like the Counseling Center and Hall Health to make sure students are connected to services when appropriate.

Why should you make an appointment with Health & Wellness?

  •  You are feeling overwhelmed by a situation and would like some guidance.
  • You are not sure how to handle a situation that is affecting you emotionally, physically, academically or otherwise.
  • You would like to discuss options for staying in school while dealing with a complex situation.
  • You would like to discuss options for taking a break from school while dealing with a complex situation.
  • You would like more support (or alternative support) during a difficult time.
  • You would like to discuss or receive information about on- and- off- campus resources.
  • You would like to discuss reporting options, on- and- off- campus resources, and/or emotional and academic support for a sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment.
  • You would like to support a friend dealing with a sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment.
  • You have questions about your own alcohol or other drug use.
  • Your alcohol or other drug use is affecting your ability to succeed at the University and you would like a place to discuss this issue.

Why should you make a referral to Health & Wellness?

  • You are concerned about a student’s ability to cope with a situation they are dealing with (loss of a family member, end of relationship, rejection from major, financial hardship, etc.).
  • You have noticed a decline in grades, appearance or social interaction.
  • A student is dealing with a difficult situation without any clear support (unable to rely on family, not in residence halls, isolated socially, etc.).
  • You are concerned about a student’s alcohol or other drug use.
  • You are concerned that a student might be suicidal (statements in person or writing, etc….).
  • You are aware that a student has changed or discontinued medication and you have noticed a significant change in behavior or appearance.

Contact Us

Please email livewell@uw.edu or call 206.543.6085 to make an appointment or to discuss your situation and relevant resources.

Email saris@uw.edu or call 206.685.4357 to make an appointment to discuss a sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment, or supporting a friend.

Other Campus Resources

If you are concerned about a student’s apparent anxiety or depression, there are resources on campus that can help:

The Counseling Center, located in Schmitz Hall, is free to matriculated students.  Call 206.543.1240 or visit their page to find out more.

Hall Health Mental Health, located at Hall Health Primary Care Center accepts insurance and is open to all students.  Visit their page for more information.

Want to take an anonymous mental health screening test? Visit ULifeline, a website dedicated to college students seeking information about common emotional health issues, warning signs of problems and resources including immediate steps you can take to start addressing concerns.

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