Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
For Faculty & Staff
Students may experience issues and concerns that impact their ability to perform academically, connect interpersonally, or function effectively. Mental Health Services offers ongoing consultation throughout the year to faculty, advisors, and other university staff. We recognize that faculty and staff are often the first to notice when students are struggling and may want advice on how best to help or guide them to further assistance. You may want to know how to get a student connected to services, whether to involve UWPD, or to determine your specific role in supporting a student – in these and other situations, give us a call to consult with a counselor.
- Information about how to access services
- Consultation about students who appear to be in distress
- Debriefings with groups of students and/or staff after a death or other traumatic experience on campus
- Design of specific programming to address the mental health or wellness concerns that may affect a unit’s unique student population
- Red Folder Programs
- Campus Health Ambassador Relationships
Red Folder Program
The Learn to Recognize is a 60-90-minute presentation about UHS services and how to recognize a student in distress, respond to their concerns, and help faculty and staff make referrals to the services on campus that are here to help them.
Contact Simone Collins, PhD, Associate Director of Campus-Based Services, to request a presentation.
Health Ambassador Program
UHS has formal liaison relationships with academic departments and non-academic divisions on campus. If your unit or department is interested in establishing a Health Ambassador relationship with UHS , please call 608-265-5600 (option 2).
24 hours a day, 365 days a year you can call 608-265-5600 (option 9) to speak to a counselor about a concern or crisis regarding a student.