Wellness Campaigns

Counseling Services partners with colleagues, departments, and student groups across campus to promote mental health and wellbeing. 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 wellness issues our campus community faces. 

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.

All Sizes Fit

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and acceptance and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

  • Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
  • Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

It embraces the Health at Every Size philosophy which focuses on healthy eating and daily activity instead of weight loss. Instead of dieting or focusing on a specific weight, we encourage: regular activity that is enjoyable, stress management, and healthy emotional awareness and coping.

All Sizes Fit includes an art show, with Duck Store gift certificates awarded for the top creations. For more information, contact Mariko Lin, assistant director and education and prevention outreach director.

2021 All Sizes Fit Virtual Art Show

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) is nationally recognized every May. The purpose of MHM is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, provide educational opportunites and coping strategies to the campus community, and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses and help-seeking. Counseling Services invites and welcomes many campus partners to join us in programmatic efforts to promote mental health. 

Movember

Movember is an annual event which takes place every November and sees men across the world grow mustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. The University of Oregon participates by highlighting ongoing resources and hosting special events with the goals of increasing help-seeking behavior, decreasing risk-taking behavior, deconstructing harmful expressions of masculinity, normalizing open dialogue among men, and identifying positive aspects of masculinity and being a man.

Upcoming Events
Apr 15
Let's Talk Drop-In - Mondays noon-2PM @ Law School/Zoom noon

Meet with Counseling Services Shannon Stuart-Maver who specializes in working with graduate/professional, LGBTQIA+, trans/nonbinary, and multi-racial/multi-ethnic students, at the...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Mondays noon-2PM @ Law School/Zoom
April 8–June 10
noon

Meet with Counseling Services Shannon Stuart-Maver who specializes in working with graduate/professional, LGBTQIA+, trans/nonbinary, and multi-racial/multi-ethnic students, at the Knight Law Center (Room 220F) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/99378816150

 

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 Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. 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 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 Talk - Monday noon-2PM or see Shannon at the Knight Law Center, Room 220F: https://zoom.us/j/99378816150

 

Apr 15
Anxiety Skills Lab 2:00 p.m.

Feeling anxious? If so, you aren’t alone. Many UO students identify difficulties navigating stress and anxiety. This drop-in Anxiety Skills Lab aims to help students improve...
Anxiety Skills Lab
April 8–June 10
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Counseling Services

Feeling anxious? If so, you aren’t alone. Many UO students identify difficulties navigating stress and anxiety. This drop-in Anxiety Skills Lab aims to help students improve their understanding of anxiety while also teaching anxiety-management strategies so students feel more in control and better equipped to deal with challenges in their lives.

Apr 15
Meditation Mondays 4:00 p.m.

Join the Duck Nest Wellness Center for student-led meditation. This could be a great place to explore different practices whether you’re weary about meditation, love it, or...
Meditation Mondays
April 15–June 3
4:00–4:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Duck Nest Wellness Center (EMU 041)

Join the Duck Nest Wellness Center for student-led meditation. This could be a great place to explore different practices whether you’re weary about meditation, love it, or fall somewhere in between. Bring your curiosity and intentions! Location: Duck Nest Wellness Center (EMU 041) Day: Tuesdays, Weeks 2-10 Time: 4:00pm-4:30pm Cost: Free

RSVP via Calendly or the following URL: https://calendly.com/ducknest/duck-nest-meditation-spring-2024?month=2024-04

 

Meditation Schedule

Week 2, April 8: Body Scan

Week 3, April 15: Loving Kindness

Week 4, April 22: Mindfulness

Week 5, April 29: visualization

Week 6, May 6: Sound Bath

Week 7, May 13: Loving Kindness

Week 8, May 20: Walking Meditation

Week 9, Memorial Day--No session

Week 10, June 3: Sound Bath

 

 

 

Apr 16
Let's Talk Drop-In - Tuesdays 3-5PM @ Carson Hall/Zoom noon

Meet with Counseling Services Melissa Gomsrud, who specializes in working with graduate, nontraditional, and parent students at Carson Hall (Ramey Room) or click here:...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Tuesdays 3-5PM @ Carson Hall/Zoom
April 9–June 11
noon

Meet with Counseling Services Melissa Gomsrud, who specializes in working with graduate, nontraditional, and parent students at Carson Hall (Ramey Room) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

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 Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. 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 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 Talk - Tuesdays noon-2PM or see Melissa at Carson Hall in the Ramey Room: https://zoom.us/j/92058889528

 

 

 

Apr 16
Swiftie Sessions noon

Connect with others who are moved and empowered by the music of Taylor Swift. Each session will begin by listening to a song and discussing how the theme resonates in our own...
Swiftie Sessions
April 9–June 11
noon
UHS Counseling Services

Connect with others who are moved and empowered by the music of Taylor Swift. Each session will begin by listening to a song and discussing how the theme resonates in our own lives. Friendship bracelet and other craft materials will be supplied for those who would like to craft while they talk.

Apr 16
Let's Talk Drop-In - Tuesdays 3-5PM @ CMAE/Zoom 3:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here:...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Tuesdays 3-5PM @ CMAE/Zoom
April 9–June 11
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Mariko Lin at the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (Oregon Hall-Room 130) or click here: https://zoom.us/j/99147472563

 

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 Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. 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 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 Talk - Tuesdays 3-5PM or see Mariko at the CMAE, Room 130: https://zoom.us/j/99147472563

 

 

Apr 16
Duck Nest x AEC Study Space 4:00 p.m.

Do you get easily distracted while studying? Is it helpful for you to have a quiet environment to study in, but not as quiet as the library? Do you want to explore the benefit of...
Duck Nest x AEC Study Space
April 16–May 21
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) EMU 141 Umpqua

Do you get easily distracted while studying? Is it helpful for you to have a quiet environment to study in, but not as quiet as the library? Do you want to explore the benefit of fidget tools while studying? This study space might be especially helpful for you if you would like support with focus, accountability, and motivation.

The @uo_ducknest and @uo_aec will provide the space, facilitators, and some materials to help you start or complete your academic tasks! Feel free to drop in anytime from 4pm-6pm. 

Location: On April 16 and May 21 the study space will be held in Umpqua EMU 141. All other dates are held in EMU 219 Willow Room.  Dates (Tuesdays, Weeks 2-10): •  April 9 •  April 16 (Room change to Umpqua, EMU 141) •  April 23 •  April 30 •  May 7 •  May 14 •  May 21 (Room change to Umpqua, EMU 141) •  May 28 •  June 4

*You do not need to have accommodations through the Accessible Education Center to use this space. It is open to all students!

 

Apr 16
BEseries - yuniya edi kwon 5:00 p.m.

Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) BEseries, and the School of Music and Dance (SOMD), and the students of the Queer and Trans Asian Pacific Islander (QTAPI) as we host...
BEseries - yuniya edi kwon
April 16
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ballroom

Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) BEseries, and the School of Music and Dance (SOMD), and the students of the Queer and Trans Asian Pacific Islander (QTAPI) as we host yuniya edi kwon for her BEseries dinner presentation. edi's presentation will draw from her course "The Ceremony is You" -- which connects the history of queer-trans Korean shamans to her interdisciplinary solo & collaborative work. 

More information on yuniya edi kwon:

yuniya edi kwon (b. 1989 – aka eddy kwon) is a violinist, vocalist, and interdisciplinary artist based in Lenapehoking, or New York City. Her practice connects composition, improvisation, movement, and ceremony to explore transformation & transgression, ritual practice as a tool to queer ancestral lineage, and the use of mythology to connect, obscure, and reveal. As a composer-performer and improviser, she is inspired by Korean folk timbres & inflections, textures & movement from natural environments, and American experimentalism as shaped by the AACM. Her work as a choreographer and movement artist embodies an expressive release and reclamation of colonialism’s spiritual imprints, connecting to both Japanese Butoh and a lineage of queer trans practitioners of Korean shamanic ritual. She is a recipient of the 2023 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Robert Rauschenberg Award in Music/Sound, a 2023-25 Arts Fellow at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, 2024 Civitella Ranieri Fellow, United States Artists Ford Fellow, 2022 Herb Alpert Ucross Residency Prize, Van Lier Fellow & Resident Artist at Roulette Intermedium, Johnson Fellow at Americans for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Hermitage Fellow, and a recipient of the National Performance Network Creation Fund Award. She was described as “absolutely stunning” in a feature in Wire Magazine, and was listed as one of the Washington Post’s “22 for ‘22: Composers and performers to watch this year.” In addition to an evolving, interdisciplinary solo practice, she collaborates with artists of diverse disciplines, including The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Du Yun, Holland Andrews, Tomeka Reid, Kenneth Tam, Isabel Crespo Pardo, Mariah Garnett, International Contemporary Ensemble, and as a member of the artist collective Juni One Set with Senga Nengudi and Degenerate Art Ensemble co-directors Haruko Crow Nishimura and Joshua Kohl. In 2023, eddy founded SUN HAN GUILD, a sound and performance collective with composer-improvisers Laura Cocks, Jessie Cox, DoYeon Kim, and Lester St. Louis. As a violinist, violist, and/or vocalist, she has performed alongside Roscoe Mitchell, Moor Mother, Mary Halvorson, Nicole Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, Cory Smythe, Susan Alcorn, Carla Kihlstedt, Jessika Kenney, Lesley Mok, and others. She has performed throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Big Ears Festival, Kaufman Center, Roulette Intermedium, SESC Pompeia, Barbican Centre, Jazzfest Berlin, Festival Sons d’hivers, Festival Banlieues Bleues, moers festival, and more. Commissions include Roulette Intermedium, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, National Performance Network, and Colorado College Creativity & Innovation. She was born and raised in Minnesota, on the ancestral land of the Dakhóta and Anishinaabeg.

Apr 17
Black CommUnity Table 1:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Black CommUnity Table provides a space for Black** students and staff to connect for a weekly discussion...
Black CommUnity Table
April 17–June 12
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

In collaboration with the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, Black CommUnity Table provides a space for Black** students and staff to connect for a weekly discussion related to the strengths and challenges within the community. The discussion varies weekly with topics ranging from campus climate and activism to mental health as well as popular culture. We welcome Black students and staff for an open dialogue where they can be their radical and authentic selves. This space will be part of Wellness Wednesdays.

**Black, African, African American, Afro-Latinx, Afro-Caribbean, or the African Diaspora

Apr 17
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC 2:00 p.m.

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center. Let’s Talk is a service...
Let's Talk Drop-In - Wednesdays 2-4PM @ BCC
April 10–June 12
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

Meet with Counseling Services Cecile Gadson, who specializes in working with Black and African American students, at the Black Cultural Center.

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 Talk work?

Let’s Talk will be offered via Zoom and/or in satellite locations across campus. 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 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.