Parents and Families

Wellness

The University of Michigan provides a number of Health & Wellness resources for your student, many of which have been expanded during the pandemic, including:

  • The addition of two "well-being breaks" in the winter term: Wednesday, February 24 and Tuesday, March 23.
  • Dedicated counselors now in all schools and colleges.
  • Campus recreational sports facilities remain open with a number of organized opportunities to stay active.
  • Additional virtual resources to support student well-being.
  • University Health Service offers health care and individual wellness coaching to support students' well-being
  • Well-Being for Students is Student Life's resource page for information and wellness tips related to COVID-19.

 
In addition, here’s a look at other resources available for your student:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Additional staffing resources have been added to meet growing needs in U-M's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), which serves hundreds of students each week, 24/7. CAPS provides services that strengthen your student’s mental health. Confidential tele-counseling, crisis support, and virtual outreach are available. Committed to creating an environment based on multicultural, multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical practices, CAPS is located in the 4th Floor of the Michigan Union and open to assist with your students’ needs Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. CAPS can be reached by phone (734 764 8312).
    • CAPS After Hours Urgent Support remains an option for urgent support when CAPS is not open.  All Pandemic updates will be maintained via the Pandemic FAQ page. 
    • SilverCloud  -- CAPS offers a new tool, SilverCloud, that is accessible via the CAPS website. SilverCloud is an online platform that offers self-guided programs for anxiety, depression, stress, resilience, or insomnia. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided program is available anytime, on any device. This adds to the many existing supports in CAPS, UHS, SAPAC, and SSD. SilverCloud can be accessed 24/7 and can be used whenever students want, at their own pace.  The website provides an overview of options and a brief quiz to help your students find the right program to get started. Once they have selected a program, they can explore more topics on the signup page. Using the resource, your students can help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety, improve resilience, learn skills to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • The Spectrum Center, which works to enrich the campus experience and help students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to develop individually, offers a number of services and events to create an inclusive campus community free of discrimination. At the onset of COVID-19, Spectrum implemented Virtual Drop-In Hours
  • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides a wide array of supportive services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment to help them grow, heal, and share their stories. Through individual support and advocacy, peer led support groups, and community education and training. SAPAC staff are still working and meeting with students and others by phone and through video conferencing. SAPAC can be reached by email at sapac@umich.edu or call 734-764-7771. If your student needs to talk with someone after hours, they can call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 734-936-3333.
  • Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) also offers virtual appointments. From events to promote social listening and new ways to bring students into the community to cultural and educational programming that fosters diversity and inclusion, MESA continues to encourage students through the lens of race and ethnicity. Email MESA at mesa.uofm@umich.edu 
  • The Dean of Students Office is available to students, parents/families, and faculty/staff who have questions about student support and assistance (in general and particularly related to COVID-19) and/or who are concerned about a student’s well-being. Staff members can talk with parents/families and your student about resources and support available including: quarantine and isolation needs; academic support; financial concerns, including emergency funding; campus climate concerns; off-campus roommate concerns or questions; and direct referrals to health and wellbeing resources. Your student can reach out to the Dean of Students by telephone, email, and online.