Duck Nest

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Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

In an effort to make Duck Nest programming available to students during this time of social distancing, we are making our programs available for streaming and on-demand. Please check this site often as we are adding programming weekly!
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Promoting Self-Care and Balance Virtually

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. During this time of remote education and physical distancing, the Duck Nest is here for you. We want to provide you with resources from within the UO community and beyond. We've divided these into eight different dimensions of wellness.

 

 

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Take Care of your Body

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Learn from Other Students

Feeling Lonely and Isolated? Tap into Nod

As the world continues to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, we know that forming and maintaining social connections is more challenging than ever, and in spite of this fact, remains a core component of the student experience.

With that, the University of Oregon is proud to announce Nod, a research-backed app for students that taps into positive psychology and the science of social connections to help you build the friendships you want and need. Nod is not a social media app, but is all about helping you achieve your social goals in real life.

Download Nod on Your Mobile Device

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus wellness services, and create and implement student-driven wellness programs.

Our Peer Wellness Advocates also offer one-on-one support services for the UO student community, including SNAP enrollment assistance, or simply time to check in about whatever is going on in your life.

Sign Up for Online and In-Person Assistance

Want to join us as a volunteer? Benefits of volunteering include:

  • Improved leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Skill development and career enhancement
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the health of UO students
  • Being involved in social justice and equity work

Want to know more? Email our current Peer Wellness Advocates and learn how you can get involved.

Email Peer Wellness Advocates

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May 14
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)10:00 a.m.

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem...
January 11–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem they'd like to talk through, or simply wanting to talk with an understanding person then this is the opportunity for you. This isn't counseling, but rather a space to talk with a fellow student and someone who understands what you are going through.

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're also have virtual options listed on our calendly page. If these times do not work you can always email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to set up a time.

May 14
Weekly Walking Group11:00 a.m.

  The Duck Nest is continuing walking groups this term. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics...
April 9–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Meet at the EMU green by the craft center gates.

 

The Duck Nest is continuing walking groups this term. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics and crafting and more! See our Instagram post for more information on themes: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNBd92MFbYD/


Come walk with us !
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May 14
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (In Person)12:30 p.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too! You...
January 11–June 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to let us know and set up a time

May 17
Virtual Peer Wellness Chit Chats9:30 a.m.

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra...
April 5–June 3

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra training in campus resources and college student wellness who can talk with you about anything you want. Many people utilize Chit Chats to talk about feelings of loneliness, difficulty adjusting to college life, and so much more!

You can drop in using the links below or pre-schedule an appointment at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/virtual-peer-wellness

MONDAYS 9:30- 11:00 AM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/meeting/tJIrcemorDIjH9eKS3OpfjahHCVVR1YyiSRX/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCuqD0qGtacuRyERowABI_oc_TzplhEgvpYtyy2LDBVaAL-HsF0BIAuKcHZ

TUESDAYS 2:00-3:30 PM: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92330798530

THURSDAYS 12:30-2:00 PM: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/3153347617

 

May 18
Movement and Meditationnoon

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others. This...
October 6 2020–June 1 2021

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others.

This is a core workout for resilience, care of the spirit and emotional fitness. Attention paid to elements of the season and our relationship with the planet.

Join us and plug into the power of slowing down.

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine. Mary Ann talks more about spring and what it brings to our worlds: http://www.maryannpetersen.com/?p=2966

May 19
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.
March 31–June 2

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.

May 20
IRL in the Fall2:00 p.m.

With plans for UO to return back to in-person class this upcoming fall, feelings of joy, anxiety, excitement, and hesitancy might be coming come up. Are we going back to our...
May 20 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

With plans for UO to return back to in-person class this upcoming fall, feelings of joy, anxiety, excitement, and hesitancy might be coming come up. Are we going back to our former sense of normalcy? Or do you find it unclear if or even when that might happen? Join us to talk about how you are you feeling about returning back to campus in September. ​

This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. Join on Zoom using your uoregon account: https://zoom.us/j/99021041108

May 20
Virtual SNAP Drop-in Hours4:00 p.m.

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) is a federal program designed to assist families and individuals with paying for groceries. Many students qualify for SNAP...
April 1–June 3

SNAP (the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) is a federal program designed to assist families and individuals with paying for groceries. Many students qualify for SNAP and may receive up to $234/month for a household of 1 in SNAP benefits, which can be used to purchase food at nearly any grocery and convenience store. Visit SNAP Drop-in Hours to find out if you qualify and get help with the application process! 

You can drop-in using the links below or pre-schedule an appointment at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/virtual-snap-drop-in-hours

Weekes 1-2: THURSDAY 4-6pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98576610368

Weeks 3-5: WEDNESDAY 3-5pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92639225813

Weeks 7-10: THURSDAY 4-6pm: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98576610368

May 27
Grieving 20202:00 p.m.

The transition to remote learning was sudden and unexpected. Cancelations of graduations, concerts, festivals, birthdays, and other important events came in a sudden wave. If you...
May 27 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

The transition to remote learning was sudden and unexpected. Cancelations of graduations, concerts, festivals, birthdays, and other important events came in a sudden wave. If you have felt discomfort throughout this past year, you might have been feeling a sense of grief. Grief for the world changing and grief for the people, connections, and things we have lost. Join us in a discussion about what and how you have grieved this past pandemic year. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.  Join on Zoom using your uoregon account: https://zoom.us/j/99021041108

Jun 3
Once a Duck, Always a Duck: Graduation and Transitions2:00 p.m.

Do you find yourself feeling a bit stressed or worried about life after graduation? Do you feel more anxious every time someone asks about your plans for after graduation? If you...
June 3 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Do you find yourself feeling a bit stressed or worried about life after graduation? Do you feel more anxious every time someone asks about your plans for after graduation? If you answered yes to either of these question, or if you feel like you could use some help with managing anxiety surrounding graduation, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we will discuss common feelings and thoughts of students preparing for graduation, explore strategies for managing these feelings and thoughts. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.  

Join on Zoom using your uoregon account: https://zoom.us/j/99021041108

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

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Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED
  • CLOSED

Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of EMU near Campus Copy)

Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, sexual health, or suicide prevention? Our team is working hard to make each of our workshops available on demand. Check back to see what’s available.

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