Mental Well-Being

Mental well-being enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships, and shape the world we live in. Source: World Health Organization

Mental Well-Being Programming

The UHS mental well-being team partners with colleagues, departments, and student groups across campus to promote mental health and well-being. Our recurring events, campaigns, and outreach programming focus on destigmatizing the topic of mental health, encouraging self-care, and bringing awareness to some of the mental health issues our campus community faces.

Consider some of University Health Services programs:

  • Let’s Talk
  • Duck Nest: Activities and workshops support mental well-being, social connection, identity wellness, and community care. These include a pen pal program during winter term, Art and Identity Hour, and workshops on stress and self-care. Visit our Instagram @uo_ducknest to learn about upcoming events.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is a national program recognized at the UO every May. The purpose of MHAM is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, provide educational opportunities and coping strategies to the campus community, and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses and help-seeking. The mental well-being team invites and welcomes many campus partners to join us in programmatic efforts to promote mental health.

Stress Less Week

Academics can be stressful for many of us, especially toward the end of the term. Stress Less is designed to create opportunities for you to explore different ways to practice self-care and find techniques to de-stress during some of the hardest parts of the year. These events are hosted during week 10 of fall, winter, and spring terms. Everyone manages the stress of classes differently, but we are here to support you through those times.

Follow us on Instagram @uo_ducknest for mental well-being and other programming.