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 Suzie Stadelman, Education and Prevention Outreach Coordinator.

2021 All Sizes Fit Virtual Art Show

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month (MHM) 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. University 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 19
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

 

Apr 20
Branch Out Bike Ridenoon

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they...
April 20 noon–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Room 008

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they are great for folks looking to start biking a little bit further, but who aren't yet experienced cyclists on the road.

 


Date: Tuesday, Apr. 20th

Time: 12pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

 


Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance; all equipment provided 

 



Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 



*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm . 



OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 




Apr 20
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

Apr 20
Conoce Tu Comunidad4:00 p.m.

This is an informal discussion space for Latinx/Hispanic communities and allies to connect, share stories of resiliency, and provide mentorship and support for you to...
April 20–May 25

This is an informal discussion space for Latinx/Hispanic communities and allies to connect, share stories of resiliency, and provide mentorship and support for you to succeed!

Week 4, April 20th – Financial Wellness
Learn why financial wellness is important, what a college student can do now to gain the requisite financial knowledge to be financially successful long-term.

Week 6, May 4 – Connecting with Student Leaders and Campus Resources
Get to know campus groups and Latinx/Hispanic students who are involved and how you can do it too.

Week 8, May 18 – Persisting and Developing Mental Toughness
Join us in sharing stories of persistence and the college experience, learn how to succeed academically, and develop mental toughness.

Week 9, May 25 – Registration Lab for Latinx/Hispanic students

Join on Zoom using your uoregon account: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92969074799?pwd=Zm5tazdYOWpidEI5NkVGQjExdjZMQT09

For any questions contact Karla Perez-Young at kperezy2@uoregon.edu

Apr 20
Curious about your cannabis use?4:00 p.m.

What does a healthy relationship with cannabis look like? Learn why screening use is important and develop skills to help friends you are worried about. This workshop is led by...
April 20 4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

What does a healthy relationship with cannabis look like? Learn why screening use is important and develop skills to help friends you are worried about. This workshop is led by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education team and the Collegiate Recovery Center.

Apr 20
BE Still with Jouapag Lee6:00 p.m.

Jouapag Lee is a leader and facilitator working to advance social justice, healing, and equity. Her approach to healing and movement work brings together mindfulness, resilience,...
April 20 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Jouapag Lee is a leader and facilitator working to advance social justice, healing, and equity. Her approach to healing and movement work brings together mindfulness, resilience, and reclaiming agency for BIPOC.  

Event will be livestream only on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/uo_beseries/ and video of talk will be uploaded to the EMU YouTube page the following week.

Thank you to our sponsor College of Ed, UO Teach program

Apr 21
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.

Apr 21
Headlamp Hike!6:00 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday evenings this term for headlamp hikes around Eugene! These hikes will have a range of mileage options, and will accessible from campus. The OP will provide...
April 21 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us on Wednesday evenings this term for headlamp hikes around Eugene! These hikes will have a range of mileage options, and will accessible from campus. The OP will provide headlamps and any other necessary gear (raincoats, hiking boots, etc). Hiking groups will be capped at 6 people to allow for social distancing. We've had a great time hosting these evening explorations the past couple of years, and can't wait to get started again!

 
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 6 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th Ave
Sign-up: Sign-up at the OP Barn (541-346-4371) during open hours (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 12-5) Closed Wednesdays, sign up early!

This hike will be level 1 or 2 depending on group preference:

Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration

Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance; all equipment provided

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu

Apr 22
Spring Self-Care 2:00 p.m.

Longer and sunnier days are ahead. What are you doing to take care of yourself this spring term? This workshop is for students who are interested in learning about the importance...
April 22 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Longer and sunnier days are ahead. What are you doing to take care of yourself this spring term? This workshop is for students who are interested in learning about the importance of self-care and ways to start, improve, or adjust self-care routines. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. 

Apr 22
Processing Space for ADPI Community Members4:00 p.m.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been innumerable escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community...
April 22 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, there have been innumerable escalated acts of xenophobic, Sinophobic and misogynistic violence towards our East and South-East Asian community members. In light of the shootings that occurred in Atlanta, when so few are publicly doing so, it’s important to validate and name the racialized and sexualized nature of this violent incident. Specifically, this has highlighted the nuance of how East & South-East Asian women experience harassment and sexual violence in USA. For a variety of reasons, it is understandable that folks are grieving, fearful, feeling alone among others. It is so important for us to come together – whether we are on-campus or not – as a community to support one another through these difficult times.

It is easy to feel alone and fearful; we believe community healing is integral to our individual growth and feelings of safety. It is especially important to center the experiences of our East and South-East Asian community members as we collectively address what effective racial justice work means here in the Eugene/Springfield area.

 

Thus, we are honoured to host Dr. Ron Miyaguchi, licensed psychologist, who will be facilitating a closed processing space which is open to any ADPI identifying individuals. Since this is online, anybody can participate and do not have to be affiliated with the University of Oregon or live in Lane County.

 

During May, we will be offering a follow-up open listening session with UO administrators and allies for those interested in attending and learning how to better support our ADPI community members. More details soon.

This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in May. For other SAAM events, please lookout for the Teal SAAM 2021 banner on UO events and visit https://dos.uoregon.edu/svpe/saam. For APAHM events, please visit https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/apahm.