COVID-19 Ideas

Wellness Package In Reserve

Describe the idea or prototype you are proposing. What problem is it solving? :

Problem: Students need a centralized place to access a range of resources to support their health and wellness, particularly if our community will be remote or partially remote.

Idea: Create a single website/resource that holds all the health and wellness resource options for students. These should be organized from individual-based to broader-based opportunities with a range of synchronous and asynchronous options that serve a wide variety of students. Here are some examples of the health and wellness options:

- Online counseling options/referrals/Access to dietician with clear contact information and options

- Mental Health Ambassador and Health Advisor Information and Services

- Support Groups – current planned offerings in 2020-21 per David Graham

o Grief Support Group

o Survivors Trauma Support Group

o First-Year Experience Transition Support Group

o Interpersonal Relationship Support Group

o Women of Color Support Group

o Koru Mindfulness Support Group


- Workshops/Seminars/PE classes on Health/Wellness Topics – current planned offerings in 2020-21 per David Graham

o Stress Management Techniques

o Emotional Regulation Skills

o Overcoming Fear and Doubt

o Distress Tolerance Skills

o Procrastination/Avoidance

- Total Wellness Challenge – currently ongoing and planned for 2020-21 per Sandy Helfgott

o Promotes a multi-dimensional approach to wellness

o Increases awareness of the interconnectedness of each dimension and how they contribute to healthy living

o Positive and affirming


Potential Incentives to Encourage Participation

- Monetary prizes via raffle

- PE/Wellness Credit

- Wellness points


Potential Additional Topics for Workshops/Seminars/Support Groups

- Managing Coronavirus Anxiety

- Managing Depression

- Ergonomics/Revamping Workspaces

- Social Wellness (how to build quality relationships in social distancing times)

- Increasing Self-Compassion

- Nutrition

- Exercise via social distancing

This is an idea from The Design Team

What design team does this idea connect to? Building Student Community Team


Idea No. 119