UNH Student Life and the entire UNH community are here to support students as they navigate remote learning and the changes to campus life that COVID-19 has spurred. We are committed to students’ academic success and well-being, and we know these times can cause uncertainty, doubt, and stress. We’ve put this resource list together so students have the tools and resources they need to do well academically and to take care of themselves. This guide has brief descriptions of on-campus and Student Life services, as well as 24-hour and emergency resources.
COVID-19 has introduced extra challenges to everyone at UNH, including faculty and staff. We know many are juggling job responsibilities, student well-being, family care, uncertainty, and sometimes illness, loss, and injustice, along with life's daily stresses. These challenges affect our mental, emotional and physical well-being in dramatic ways. If you're experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, and/or "COVID fatigue," you're not alone.
A psychiatrist is available through Health & Wellness and PACS for consultation regarding diagnosis and/or treatment.
Physicians and Nurse Practitioners at Health & Wellness are experienced at diagnosing common mental health problems.
Living Well Services provides confidential, individualized and short-term health counseling/education sessions that focus on skill building and self-care.
PACS provides a range of interactive workshops and other educational programming. The goal of these services are twofold: Prevention and Education. Through these services, PACS seeks to disseminate knowledge and promote mental health and overall wellness.
The Center on Aging and Community Living has a lending library which includes the film 9 to 90, which is a documentary about family caregiving. It can be utilized as a tool to help facilitate conversations with loved ones about aging with dignity in the modern age.
Person Centered Planning is made up of tools and approaches to help a person receiving care have choice and control in how services are delivered. Trainings are offered multiple times a year. Unpaid caregivers, professional staff, medical staff, and other paid caregivers are encouraged to attend. Trainings are perfect for people who provide any type of support to another person, regardless of age.
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Please note: Due to the pandemic, this group is currently on hold.
This is a monthly group of UNH staff and faculty to support one another around caregiver issues. The Center on Aging and Community Living organizes the meetings and some educational/resource opportunities for members.
Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) is the educational license holder of the documentary Age of Champions. Faculty and Staff may request permission to borrow the film for educational purposes. Additionally, CACL and the Recreation Management and Policy Department organize an annual event around healthy aging. The event is open to UNH staff and faculty as well as the community. This event brings together vendors and activities focused on health, active aging. All ages are welcome because "It's Never too Soon to Age Well!"
Psychiatric services for UNH students are available through a collaboration between H&W and PACS. A PACS or H&W clinician may make a referral to the psychiatrist as needed. If appropriate, the psychiatrist can prescribe and monitor the use of psychotropic medications for students
If medication is indicated, students usually meet with our psychiatrist until it is clear that the prescribed medication is effective; at that point, PACS or H&W can assist students in finding an appropriate, long-term provider in the community.
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The USNH Employee Assistance Program is run by APS Healthcare. They provide referrals, counseling, and online resources on subjects such as parenting education, work-life balance, family issues, elder care, substance abuse issues, and difficult transitions.
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