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UHS Survivor Services: Mental Health

You are not alone. We believe you and we are here for you. 

Survivor Services provides confidential support to UW–Madison student victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available at no cost.

UHS Survivor Services provides additional survivor-centered resources such as advocacy services, medical services, and information about student survivor rights, resources, and reporting options.

Schedule an appointment with Survivor Services

Support Groups for Survivors

  • Confidential, trauma-informed support groups provided by Survivor Services mental health professionals
  • Please note that all groups (aside from drop-in groups) require a 30-minute pre-group orientation with the group co-facilitators

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Autumn Wellness Group for Survivors (in person)

Step away from your screen and meet us outdoors for some connection on the green! Join us for an experiential process and support group for survivors to connect, build community, and reclaim space through mindfulness and nature excursion. This group will meet outdoors and invite group members to participate in guided meditation, breathing practices, and somatic grounding exercises. There will be opportunity for discussion, reflection, and connection with other group members. Please note, confidentiality may be limited due to the public setting. Please feel free to bring pillows, blankets, or chairs for comfort when sitting outside; snacks welcome and encouraged!

Thursdays | 1:30 –  3 p.m. (in person)
Group leaders: Kendall Ferguson, APSW & Kayla Eggen, LCSW

Drop in Crafty Coping Community for Survivors (in person)

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This is a drop-in space for  student survivors to connect with peers and offer mutual support in a confidential and safe environment. The group facilitators will foster a space that is open and affirming for all members while guiding members through sensory- and movement-based coping skills. Group will focus on navigating the impact of trauma experiences through connection & skills to support post-traumatic growth. This group is specifically for students who experienced sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Wednesdays | 3 – 4:30 pm (in person)
Group Leaders: Carol Heins-Daniels, APSW & Alex Little, MSW

Individual Counseling Services for Survivors

  • A trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based approach to support healing and post-traumatic growth.
  • Survivor Services does not have an explicit session limit. Mental health staff work with students to determine the appropriate care plan based on individual goals.


Confidential means that—as allowable by law—the information survivors share with our victim advocates will not be disclosed to anyone—including law enforcement, campus authorities or parents—without the explicit written permission of the student victim/survivor. Read the UHS statement on confidentiality for victims of sexual violence.