The Counseling Center 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.

Sign Up for the 2020 All Sizes Fit Art Show

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month—a time to raise awareness and reflect on the importance of mental health. The campus community holds a variety of awareness and education events throughout the month.

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

Feb 24
One on One Professional Development and Identity-based Peer Advising10:00 a.m.

Diversity and Retention GE, David Furjanic, will be available for peer advising. Drop ins are welcome, appointments may also be made in advance. LGBT+ students Disability...
February 3–March 16
Susan Campbell Hall, 161

Diversity and Retention GE, David Furjanic, will be available for peer advising. Drop ins are welcome, appointments may also be made in advance.


LGBT+ students
Disability access (physical and mental health)
Graduate student life
Professional development

Transitioning to grad school
Comprehensive exams/advancing to candidacy
Preparing a thesis or dissertation
Professional consulting with community stakeholders
Teaching




Service not available on 2/7, 2/21, and 3/20.

For more information contact divret@uoregon.edu or dfurjan2@uoregon.edu

Feb 24
Let's Talk2:00 p.m.

Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service where UO students can stop by for support from a mental health professional in locations across campus. Let’s...
October 30 2019–March 20 2020
Oregon Hall, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE, OH 131)

Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service where UO students can stop by for support from a mental health professional in locations across campus. Let’s Talk counselors can provide help with problem solving, as well as provide support, insight, and information about additional resources. Counselors staffing Let's Talk can be found here.

Let's Talk is a drop-in service. Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Feb 24
All Sizes Fit: Latinx Body Image3:30 p.m.

Graduate students Gina Williamson and Gabriella Luther will present their research with Latino men and eating and body image, and with Latina women and body size perceptions. They...
February 24 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
HEDCO Education Building, 144

Graduate students Gina Williamson and Gabriella Luther will present their research with Latino men and eating and body image, and with Latina women and body size perceptions. They will also discuss research with non-white populations regarding body image, the Western thin body ideal, and why BMI is not a good measure of health.

Food and drinks will be provided! This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 25
All Sizes Fit Art Gala11:00 a.m.

Join us for the annual All Sizes Fit Art Gala. View art submitted by UO students and the community and enjoy some snacks. The gala is intended to display art that shows the...
February 25 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake North

Join us for the annual All Sizes Fit Art Gala. View art submitted by UO students and the community and enjoy some snacks. The gala is intended to display art that shows the diversity of size, shape, skin color, hair texture, ability, and gender.

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."

Feb 25
OM1:30 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 1 2019–March 10 2020
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)

Feb 25
Let's Talk2:00 p.m.

Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service where UO students can stop by for support from a mental health professional in locations across campus. Let’s...
October 31 2019–March 19 2020
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Alsea Room (112)

Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service where UO students can stop by for support from a mental health professional in locations across campus. Let’s Talk counselors can provide help with problem-solving, as well as provide support, insight, and information about additional resources. Counselors staffing Let's Talk can be found on the here.

Let's Talk is a drop-in service. Students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Feb 25
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group 5:00 p.m.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present....
January 14 2020–June 28 2022
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) has a support group for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in the past or present. SASS services are always free. http://sass-lane.org/

SASS's LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 5-6:30 p.m.

For any self-identified members of the queer community age 18+ who have experienced sexual violence. 

Drop in. No registration needed. SASS services are always free. 

Feb 26
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 drop in to this free workshop.
January 8–March 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

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

Feb 27
All Sizes Fit: Accepting and Loving Myself2:00 p.m.

Self-acceptance is one of our most difficult challenges, we live in a society in which beauty standards, and life expectations make it impossible to fully accept and love...
February 27 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Self-acceptance is one of our most difficult challenges, we live in a society in which beauty standards, and life expectations make it impossible to fully accept and love ourselves. In this workshop we will use mindfulness, to learn how we can truly embrace who we are. It seems all too easy to fall into the trap of judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our achievements or our bodies, and believing our self-critical inner voices. In this workshop we will work on ways to better honor ourselves and who we are, explore what it means to love yourself, how to do it, and its benefits, as well as identifying the the importance of self-love in our lives. This workshop is part of All Sizes Fit programming and is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Feb 27
Rudra Meditation5:00 p.m.

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform...
January 9–March 12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (EMU 041)

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart.  Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor