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Introducing YOU@WISC: A new tool to build resilience and foster campus connections
YOU@WISC is a student connection portal with tools, content, and resources specific to UW-Madison student life designed to build resilience within students and foster campus connections.
Interactive modules within three overarching themes—succeed, thrive, and matter—engage students in many facets of life including community involvement, mental and emotional wellbeing, and academic and professional success.
- Major/degree program
- Stress management
- Body image
- Self-care & social support
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anger management
- Monitoring substance use
- Sexual health
Each theme contains facts and tips, quizzes, Ted Talks, and connections to UW-Madison resources. After entering information, experiences and interests, the themes customize to the user experience.
If students need guidance on which areas to focus, they can take a “Reality Check Assessment,” which rates achievement and ability in each of the subtopics. This feature functions as a way to measure physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, evaluate your college experience, and help find purpose through meaningful connections.
There are also opportunities for goal setting and tracking, and a goals archive to reflect growth.
“YOU@WISC provides an opportunity to access resources, information, and guidance that is specifically geared toward UW-Madison student life,” says Andrea Lawson, co-director of Mental Health Services. “We worked with campus partners to develop this content and are pleased to provide a hub for students to explore resources, expand self-awareness, and thrive.”
As an added bonus, any campus community member–staff, faculty, and students with an active NetID–can access the YOU@WISC portal. User information, activity, and results are confidential to foster an honest and effective experience.
For more information about UHS services, visit uhs.wisc.edu.
Written by Allison Chang, UHS Marketing & Health Communications