The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness hosts two virtual workshop series throughout the year to help equip students with the tools, resources and information regarding mental health and ways to thrive as a student and well beyond. Below is the information for our Mental Health Brown Bag and #Adulting series. Once you register for the class, a zoom link will be emailed to your myBama closer to the date.

Mental Health Brown Bag Workshop Series

The Mental Health Brown Bag workshop series is back. Join us virtually this year, as we discuss topics related to mental health. During this critical time in history, it is so important to take care of each other, and our own mental health. Zoom link will be available soon.

February 3  from 12 – 1 p.m. – When is it a problem?

Join us for an honest conversation about how to recognize potential problematic substance use in your friends and what to do about it. Presented by Kelly Miller of Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services.

Register for 'When is it a problem?'

March 3  from 12 – 1 p.m. – Eating Disorders in the College Student

The prevalence of eating disorders among college students continue to be on the rise. Registered dietitian Sheena Gregg will provide an overview of the most common eating disorders along with tips for prevention and how to provide support to someone of concern.

Register for 'Eating Disorders in the College Student'

April 7  from 12 – 1 p.m. – Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy is also one of the most critical elements of a student’s success at UA and beyond. Please join Vanessa Goepel, Director of ODS, to discuss ways for students to develop this skill. Self-advocacy improves self-efficacy, autonomy and empowerment. It allows students to define and articulate their identities as learners and ask for and receive the help they need.

Register for 'Self-Advocacy'


In the #Adulting series, students learn a variety of skills and information that will not only help during their time at UA but well beyond as they transition into adulthood.

February 17  from 12 – 1 p.m. – Carbs, Proteins, and Fats, OH MY!

With all kinds of nutrition info on the internet, it’s hard to know what’s accurate and what’s bogus when it comes to everyday eating. Registered dietitian Sheena Gregg will provide a rundown on how carbs, proteins, and fats affect your body so you can adult like a boss when it comes to everyday meal planning.

Register for 'Carbs, Proteins, and Fats, OH MY!'

March 17  from 12 – 1 p.m. – Mindfulness & Meditation Basic Practices

This mindfulness and mediation breakout session will provide basic meditation and breathing techniques designed to kick start your mindfulness journey. This session will be hosted by Jared Taylor-White of the Career Center.

Register for 'Mindfulness & Meditation Basic Practices'

April 21  from 12 – 1 p.m. – Habit Stacking

Habit change is foundational to success – both academically and with your health and wellness goals. Learn how to cultivate healthy habits and how to “habit stack” for sustainable changes. This session will be hosted by Abby Horton of the Capstone College of Nursing.

Register for 'Habit Stacking'