Helping your Wolverine feel their best 

Living, learning and working at U-M can be both exhilarating and challenging at times for your Wolverine. The Family Matters editorial team is sharing ways that the University of Michigan is helping your Wolverine feel their best.


Creating a health-promoting campus

To help students make the most of their time at U-M, the university launched the Well-being Collective—a collaborative effort focused on making U-M a better place to live, work and learn by implementing a system-wide approach to supporting well-being on our campus. 

“We are working across the entire university to build an ecosystem that helps students develop as ‘whole people’ who are prepared to thrive in their personal and professional lives,” said Ernst. 

To foster conditions that improve mental health, the university is providing resources for both individual action and developing a framework that supports systemic change, recognizing that both are important to address community well-being as a whole.

To learn more, we invite you to visit the Well-being Collective website and explore:


Expanding access to mental health care

Your Wolverine now has easy access to virtual mental health counseling through a partnership between Student Life’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and University Health Service (UHS) units and Uwill, a leading student teletherapy provider. 

Since March 2023, students have had access to six free sessions, often with same-day appointments available. Uwill provides licensed mental health counseling services via phone, video and chat. 

Returning students enrolled for the fall 2023 semester have access to Uwill throughout the summer, and their six free sessions will renew on July 1, 2023. For students who spend the summer outside of Michigan, Uwill may offer licensed counselors where they are. 


Increasing educational outreach and engagement

Throughout the winter 2023 term, your Wolverine received monthly emails from U-M Chief Health Officer Dr. Robert Ernst, where he shared mental health and well-being resources and services available on and nearby campus. 

Dr. Ernst’s monthly messages—which are publicly available on the U-M Health Response website—will resume this fall, alongside the Things to Do weekly emails your student receives during the academic year. Things To Do emails, published by the Division of Student Life, give your student a curated list of free programs, activities and events that can help them build community and connections.