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.
The Mental Health Brown Bag Workshop series is back. Join Health Promotion and Wellness virtually this year, as they 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. The zoom link will be available soon.
September 1 from 12-1 p.m. – Coping with Change and Building Resilience
Adjusting to college or a new semester can be a challenge, especially during a time of global change that has presented the world with unexpected challenges and uncertainty. Join us to learn about building resiliency and skills to cope with change to help you reach your best potential as a student at UA and beyond.
October 6 from 12-1 p.m. – Suicide Prevention
Let’s discuss preventing suicide at UA- why it matters, what to watch for, and how to support loved ones who are experiencing mental health concerns.
November 3 from 12-1 p.m. – Mindfulness Applications to Promote Mental Health
The practice of mindfulness – an intentional and nonjudgmental awareness of what you are sensing and feeling in the moment – has been found to promote numerous mental health benefits, such as reduced stress and improved anxiety and depression. Join us for this session to learn more about mindfulness as well as some simple mindfulness techniques you can practice to reduce stress and improve your mental health and well-being.
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. Join us on zoom every 3rd Wednesday at noon.
September 15 from 12-1 p.m. – Eating Well for Academic Success
Health Promotion and Wellness Registered Dietitian will share tips for eating to support academic success, including how to make healthy eating practical during a busy semester and nutrients that help with brain health and memory recall
October 20th from 12-1 p.m. – Off-Campus Housing
Searching for off-campus housing doesn’t have to be stressful. Learn how to navigate the housing search, leasing process and become an advocate for yourself as a tenant.
November 17 from 12-1 p.m. – Say What Now? Healthy Communication in Your Relationships
Communicating within your relationships can either lead to difficulty or ease in your ability to connect with another person. Whether a friendship, romantic relationship, or a relationship with a faculty member, communication is key in creating healthy relationships. This webinar will help you learn about some research-based techniques to better communicate within your relationships.