If you need assistance in supporting a student with mental health issues, please call us for a consultation or choose office hours with Counseling Services to meet by Zoom with a Counseling Services leadership team member, available on Thursdays from noon–1:00 p.m. during spring term 2022. A consultation with our staff can help you identify the next steps, appropriate resources, and services for your student.
Supporting Students in Distress
As a member of UO faculty and staff, you have the unique position of observing students in distress and offering assistance. Sometimes, struggling students cannot or will not ask for help; your expression of concern could save an academic career or even a life.
Infuse Mental Health into the Classroom
We encourage faculty to promote wellness and demonstrate support to student mental health. In its syllabus guidelines, the Office of the Provost provides standard university language for specific topics. You can make a difference by adding mental health and wellness to your syllabi.Add Syllabus Language
Download these brief automatic slide decks created by University Counseling Services. Use them prior to the start of class or incorporate slides throughout the class. More slide deck options will be created, so check back for new content. You will be asked to log in using your Duck ID.Download Wellness Slides
The Teaching Engage Program has created this comprehensive Student Well-being Toolkit that offers a range of strategies, pre-made tools, and draft language to support student wellbeing in the context of their courses.TEP Student Well-being Toolkit
Mental Health Support for Faculty and Staff
Counseling Services is funded by student fees and as such does not provide counseling to faculty and staff. However, you can access counseling through UO's Employee Assistance Program. UO partners with Cascade Centers, Inc., to provide you with therapists and other resources.