Wellness

Wildcats Care Resource List: Virtual Resources for Wildcat Wellness

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.

#UNHTogether for Employees: Using Self-Care and Support to Cope with Stress

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.

Mental Health

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. 

Wildcat Plate

The plate advocates for healthier food choices and portion sizes based on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines. It contains four different sections of fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and lean protein, each with helpful descriptions and colorful graphics. The Wildcat Plate also encourages “Delicious, Nutritious, Healthy and Sustainable” decisions in and out of the dining halls.

How to Access:

Visit the Dining website to learn more.

Nutrition Connections

Nutrition Connections is a no-cost, hands-on nutrition education program that provides limited-resource families the knowledge and skills they need for better health. Nutrition Connections is New Hampshire’s home for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

Adults with children and seniors who receive food stamps, WIC, CSFP or SSI are eligible.

How to Access:

Contact Robin.Peters@unh.edu

Mindfulness in Education

Social, Emotional and Mindful Learning (SEML) helps children and youth understand and manage emotions, establish positive relationships and demonstrate empathy for others. SEML fosters positive youth development through integrating both social-emotional learning and mindfulness education. This includes both increased awareness and skill development that can greatly assist young people in responding to stress and trauma, developing resiliency and finding success in personal and social actions.

How to Access:

4-H Healthy Living

The UNH Extension 4-H Program offers a wide range of health related activities for youth to participate in. These range from do-it-yourself curriculums, to cooking contests (e.g., The Grilled Cheese Challenge) to trips to Washington DC to participate in national youth health summits. Programs are designed for youth ages 5-18 but require the a participation of caring adults as volunteers as well.

How to Access:

Inquire about 4-H in your county

Resilience - The Movie

UNH Extension has copy of Resilience for loan. The award winning documentary can be used to educate individuals or communities about the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The film reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.