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Badger Virtual Care Package

Over the last several months, we’ve all been learning new ways to live, work, and play while staying as safe as possible during COVID-19. UHS recognizes that self-care is needed now more than ever before. While we know that quarantine is not something we want to do, we acknowledge it is important for the greater good of our community. The following resources highlight ways to stay connected and healthy during quarantine. We also frequently update our Remote Services website with additional videos, workshops, and tools to get you through this time.

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Mental Health

Connect to Mental Health Services by making an Access Appointment. This consultation will help determine which of our many services and resources is the best fit for your needs. Call us at 608-265-5600 (option 2) or web-book your appointment via MyUHS.

If you are interested in connecting to a Madison community provider for mental health services, our Care Managers can help review your options and provide recommendations. You can also make a Care Management appointment by going through the Access Appointment process.

  • Psychoeducation Workshops on mindfulness, substance use, resilience and much more! For many workshops, you can sign up directly online (no Access appointment needed).
  • Groups and several Processing Spaces are available. Please see the Connection section below for links and additional information.
  • Thrive Series workshops offer tools for navigating mental health, relationships, academics, self-care, and more.
  • Let’s Talk  sessions are virtual, informal, 20-minute consultations with a counselor. Available each weekday. The schedule and signup sheet are available online.
  • Suicide Prevention Training for UW-Madison Students builds capacity in UW–Madison students to intervene and offer support for their friends and peers.
  • Live Free is UW-Madison’s first peer-to-peer student organization that confronts addiction through educational engagement, community outreach, and recovery resources.
  • Coping with COVID Anxiety are mini videos with tips for managing COVID-related anxiety.
  • SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive mental health resource that provides students with accessible cognitive behavioral interventions 24 hours a day.

Connection

  • MHS Processing Spaces provide easy access to confidential support and consultation with peers and counselors from UHS Mental Health Services. Each process space is focused on a specific topic, identity, or concern, including a biweekly Connection in Quarantine space.
  • MHS Group C ounseling is an opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space. Students can schedule a group screening appointment by calling 608-265-5600 (option 2).
  • Badger Support Network (BSN) is a student organization striving to create an inclusive community on campus where students can receive support through safe, confidential, and inclusive peer-to-peer group discussions about everyday life stressors and mental well-being.
  • Host a virtual NetflixParty. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to watch your favorite Netflix shows with your friends
  • Watch2gether – Watch videos online with your friends.
  • Host a virtual game night
  • Wisconsin Involvement Network calendar
  • Housing events calendar

Rest

Sleep can be difficult to maintain during the pandemic. Getting good sleep is very important for maintaining physical and mental health during this time. Here are a few suggestions for sleep hygiene.

Exercise

General Workouts

Yoga

Pilates

  • Blogilates: Youtube Channel with Pilates videos that you can do at home

Nutrition

Academic Support

Relaxation and entertainment

Reading

 Music

Relaxation/meditation exercises