- Mental Health Resources On the Husky Health and Well-Being Website
The Husky Health and Well-Being website is a portal to an extensive variety of health and wellbeing services, including mental health as well as off-campus resources. This is an excellent place to start for a student looking for health or wellness-related resources. For a list of the Husky Health & Well-Being's mental health resources, jump to Mental Health Resources at the UW below.
Physical Wellness and Injury
Hall Health is the on-campus health center for UW students that they may visit for general health issues, injuries, vaccinations, and other medical needs.
At the Department of Dance, we are engaged in a physical practice which means that injuries can happen; however, we believe that injuries can be minimized with safe practices, such as warming up properly, and reminding students that they have the agency to make choices about how they engage with course material.
Respecting Access Needs
Students are encouraged to discuss any physical concerns or access needs they may have with the instructor of their class at any point in the quarter. This includes chronic conditions as well as temporary injuries. The more the instructor is aware, the more that they can support a student in making modifications, and engaging in class in a safe way. Students who need accommodations due to a temporary health condition or a permanent disability should also contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) to set up an Access Plan.
Concussions are head injuries that involve some kind of impact. Concussions are some of the most prevalent injuries in dance but often go undiagnosed because they may not be visible in the same way that other injuries are. Please refer to our concussion protocols developed by our affiliate assistant professor, physical therapist Shannon Narasimhan.
Food & Nutrition
It is important that dancers fuel themselves fully and nourishingly before and after class. The Department is aware, however, that there are many potential obstacles for students including food insecurity, difficult relationships with food and/or body image, nutritional knowledge, and more. The Whole U Nutrition website lists resources on food insecurity, nutrition & health benefits of food, improving relationships with food, nutritional counseling, and more.
Mental Health Resources On the Husky Health and Well-Being Website
Free, confidential, same-day counseling in the event of a mental health crisis. UW has partnered with My SSP- Free (Virtual Service), confidential mental health support with a mental health counselor that you can call or chat online with - Available 24/7.
The Counseling Center provides free, one-on-one confidential, short-term counseling. The Counseling Center also provides free consistent group therapy that is facilitated by a licensed therapist. Groups cover a range of topics every quarter, including gender and sexuality, identity and culture, mindfulness, skills and coping.
The Health and Wellness office offers student care, support, and education on important mental and physical well-being topics.
Psychiatric care by appointment.
Let's Talk is a free, first come first serve, confidential drop-in consultation with a mental health counselor. (NOTE: This is not therapy or counseling, but rather a supportive conversation.)
Free, drop-in group support.
UW LiveWell is a free starting point for students who want confidential help exploring their options regarding a variety of health and wellness topics. They have specific advocates (UW staff members) available for a variety of specialty areas including alcohol and drug use, suicide intervention, sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment.
The Student Care Program supports and guides students who are experiencing a variety of issues (financial stress, loss of a family member, academic accommodations, etc.).
The Alcohol and Drug Education Program provides students with information on alcohol and drugs. It also helps students assess the impact that alcohol and drugs may have on their academics and social lives in one-on-one or group sessions.
The Suicide Intervention Program helps students who may be suicidal and connects them to support services.
NOTE: This program is not designed to intervene in an emergency. If you or someone you know is in an urgent situation and needs an immediate response contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911.
The Survivor Support and Advocacy Program has a Confidential Advocate who provides a safe space for students to identify what they want or need after an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment has occurred.
The Peer Wellness Coaching Program is a support service where trained Peer Health Educators coach students one-on-one regarding a variety of wellness topics.