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 Health Promotion and Wellness virtually this year, discussing 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.

This is a monthly series that happens on the first Wednesday of the month at noon via Zoom. Workshop information and registration will be available soon.

Social Stressors
September 7
Please join us for a brief presentation and discussion regarding how to navigate social stressors and symptoms of social anxiety.

Suicide Prevention: Friends Helping Friends
October 5
Being a good friend is suicide prevention! Learn how to best support someone in distress through open communication and thoughtful action.

Concerning Test Anxiety
November 2
While it’s completely normal to feel a bit nervous before a test, some students find test anxiety debilitating. Uncontrolled test anxiety has the power to derail weeks and months of hard work. Join this talk to learn the causes of test anxiety and develop ways to stay calm in the days leading up to and during your test.


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. Workshop information and registration will be available soon.

Professional and Academic Communications
September 21
Sometimes professional and academic communication can feel like a set of unwritten rules. How should I ask my professor a question or request office hours? What’s the best way to say that I need help with a project at my job or internship? If I’ve never had to interview for a job or give a presentation, where do I start? Peer Coaches at the Learning Commons will guide you through these questions and more in their “Talk the Talk: Professional and Academic Communication” skill session. Join Capstone Center for Student Success for this session.

Listening in Our Networks of Relationships
October 19
We are living in turbulent and often divisive times, as political differences have the potential to weaken and break the personal relationships that are essential to our communities. Communicating within our polarized public spheres is often a challenge. Learning to listen, when practiced well, provides an avenue for maintaining relationships and creating space for diverse conversations. Dr. A. Jackson Harris will offer his insights on common barriers to listening and how to overcome them, for our relationships and for the health of our democracy. Join Crossroads Civic Engagement Center for this session.

Communication and Self-Care
November 16
While returning home for the holidays may be an exciting and much-needed break from academics, it can also be stressful for others for a variety of reasons. This presentation will focus on the importance of self-care and assertive communication skills as students navigate being home for the holidays. Join the Counseling Center for this session.