Duck Nest

Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

The Duck Nest is open for in-person services, as well as online programming. Please check this site often, as we add programs weekly!

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Promoting Self-Care and Balance

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, food security, physical health, and general wellness. During this time of uncertainty, 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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Manage Your Stress

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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

Become a Peer Wellness Advocate

The Duck Nest is currently recruiting new Peer Wellness Advocates to start volunteering in the fall of 2022. Being a Peer Wellness Advocate involves being a resource for students by staffing the center for a 2-hour shift each week, and being part of an outreach group that focuses on a specific topic.

Applications are open from January 1–28, 2022. You can access the application on Engage or from our linktr.ee.

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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Jan 18
SNAP Drop-in Assistance2:00 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!
January 10–March 11
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!

Jan 21
Let's Talk - Fridays 1PM-3PM1:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential...
January 7–March 18

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin for Let’s Talk on Fridays 1-3PM.

Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.

Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a CS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our CS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.


 

How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis. 

Click here for Let's (Tele)Talk - Friday 1-3PM:

https://zoom.us/j/92314812010

Feb 11
Freebie Friday: Gratitude Cards with the Duck Nestnoon

Send some love to friends and family with this watercolor cards and origami envelope kit! Come hang out and craft with our staff and the Duck Nest February 11th from 12pm-2pm by...
February 11 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza (by the O Desk)

Send some love to friends and family with this watercolor cards and origami envelope kit! Come hang out and craft with our staff and the Duck Nest February 11th from 12pm-2pm by the O Desk.

We'll also have an option to take a pre-packaged kit away with you so you can craft during your free time. Crafts include watercolors, colored pencils or crayons, watercolor paper, decorative paper for envelopes, instructions. 

Freebie Fridays/Craft Kits are free and available for UO Students only. Masks are required. Please bring your UO student ID. 

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Social connection
  • Body love
  • Food security resources

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Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
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  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of the EMU)

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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