Wellness

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services provides services to students with documented disabilities to ensure that all University activities and programs are accessible. The office also promotes the development of student self-reliance and the personal independence necessary to succeed in a university climate. We seek to create a comprehensively accessible environment where students are viewed on a basis of ability, not disability.

How To Access:

To contact Student Accessibility Services, please email becky.michaud@unh.edu.

Wildcat Workout Project

UNH Employees (and dependents 18 and older) can take advantage of group fitness classes led by coaches and fitness professionals from UNH Athletics. This program is a series of 45-60 minute classes that will raise your heart rate, make you sweat, and still get you back to your desk on time. Shower facilities are available in the Field House (but bring your own towel and toiletries). No equipment is necessary. Wear weather-appropriate, exercise clothes and sneakers, bring your Healthy UNH water bottle, and be ready to work!

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.

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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 ass 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.

Main Street Academy

Designed for community leaders, volunteers and professionals, the three-session Main Street Academy teaches participants tools and skills to strengthen their downtown. Topics include: the creative economy, entrepreneurship, designing public spaces,  and connecting trails and waterways to the downtown to for recreation and economic development.

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