For Faculty & Staff
All students may experience issues and concerns that impact their ability to perform academically and we regularly consult with faculty, staff, and parents who have concerns about students. In addition to direct counseling services for students, Mental Health Services provides 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.
- “How do I get someone to consider your services?"
- "How do I know if I should be calling you or the police?"
- "What is my role in this situation?"
- "Who helps students with these types of concern?"
- Information about how to access our services
- Consultation about students who appear to be in distress
- Debriefings with groups of students and/or staff after a campus death or other traumatic experience
- Design of specific programming to address the mental health or wellness concerns that may affect a unit’s unique student population
Red Folder Program
The Red Folder Program Red Folder Program is a 15-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 Red Fold Program 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 608-265-5600 (option 9) to immediately speak to a crisis counselor.