Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for UW-Madison students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Just drop in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.
Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment, but the counseling consultants can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff.
No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:
- academic performance
- family problems
- financial struggles
Let's Talk does not have summer hours but will resume in the fall. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please feel free to come to Open Access hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note: Consultants may not begin new conversations with students within the last 15 minutes of the shift.
Who should visit Let’s Talk?
Any student can come to a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s the best fit for students who:
- Aren’t sure about counseling or wonder what it’s like to talk to a counselor;
- Aren’t interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor;
- Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through; or
- Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.
Times and locations occasionally change throughout the semester. Check back for the most up-to-date information.
Questions about Let’s Talk?
Email Simone Collins, Director of Campus-Based Services or call 608-265-5600.
Need help with an urgent mental health crisis? UHS offers 24-hour crisis intervention services for enrolled students or for those who are concerned about an enrolled student. If you are feeling desperate or thinking about suicide, or you’re afraid for the well-being of someone you know, you can call UHS at 608-265-5600 ( option 9). Click here for more information about our crisis services.