UHC Well-Being & Prevention Programs: Mental Health

Welcome! Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) invites you to participate in the following free workshops, events, and services, including all the other self-care resources and pre-recorded sessions listed below.

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Let’s Talk – Pride Center Edition Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) & the Pride Center Tue, 1/11 – 5/3, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Memorial Hall Room 221 Speak with CAPS Pride Center liaison psychologist Dr. Shannon Bowles about your concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about resources available to you at UHC, UGA , and off campus.

Let’s Talk Consultations are:

  • A one-on-one, 10-15 minute informal consultation
  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
  • Free and confidential for UGA students
  • NOT a substitute for mental health treatment
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–> <!–TAO Tuesdays Workshop Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Tue, 9/7 – 11/30, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, UHC Conference Room C, 3rd floor or join in on Zoom: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events This weekly workshop is designed to introduce you to Therapy Assistance Online, a free tool to support your mental wellness. Weekly objectives include establishing an account with TAO, learning how to navigate the modules, and highlighting a rotating topic. Topics are addressed in this order each month: Sleep Problems, Problem-Solving, Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy–> <!–

RA Wellness Workshop Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and University Housing Tue, 2/2 – 5/4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm In this weekly workshop open to student RAs, CAPS clinicians Tricia Coghlan, LCSW and Casey Heermans, LCSW will provide information and resources specific to the responsibilities and challenges faced by student RAs. Weekly topics include stress response, interpersonal boundaries, self-care, and coping skills. Register to join on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

Queerspace: LGBTQ+ Support Workshop Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and the LGBT Resource Center Tue, 3/2 – 5/4, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Come together virtually in a safe, supportive environment to create community and discuss topics relevant to LGBTQ+ students. Support groups are facilitated by Dawn Healy, LCSW, from CAPS, but student participation and ownership are invited and integral to making this space yours. The Zoom link to access each workshop can be found on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

  • Queerspace Undergraduate Support for LGBTQ+ UGA Students – March 2, April 6, May 4
  • Queerspace Graduate Support for LGBTQ+ UGA Students – March 9, April 13
  • Gender Queerspace for Transgender and Non-Binary UGA Undergraduate students – March 16, April 20
  • Gender Queerspace for Transgender and Non-Binary UGA Graduate students – March 23, April 27
  • Queerspace Intersection LGBTQ+ UGA Undergraduate and Graduate students combined – March 30
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Change Stress Into Success: Anxiety Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Wed, 9/7 – 11/30, 11:00 am – 11:50 am (no workshop Nov 23), Zoom,
FYOS approved!
Join us for this four-part rotating series on managing stress & anxiety. The first lesson focuses on understanding what anxiety is and assessing how it shows up in our lives. Learn how to identify your own stress and anxiety as it arises, and explore some early warning signs, triggers, and ways of coping with these sensations. In the next three sessions, learn to develop practical skills on calming your mind & body, while learning how to create a lifestyle conducive to managing stress.

Join for as many lessons as you would like – come to one or all. This workshop is led by a UGA student/intern at CAPS.
Register to join on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

Dawgs Dealing With It Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Wed, 9/7 – 11/30, 1:00 – 1:50 pm (no workshop Nov 23), Zoom
FYOS approved!
This
workshop is designed to discuss coping skills and how students can use
them in everyday life to handle stress. Whether you are struggling with
school, the pandemic, politics, or another area of life, this is a space
for you to discover ways to cope and make the most of your time at UGA.
This workshop is led by two UGA students/interns at CAPS.

Register to join on the UGA Involvement Network: uga.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/healthcenter/events

Let’s Talk
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Wed, 8/24 – 12/7, 11:00am – 12:00 pm (no session 11/23) via Zoom (link below)
Zoom hour:

During a Let’s Talk session, you can speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available to you at UGA and in the Athens area.


<!–Pelvic Pain Support Group
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Wed, 9/2, 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
UHC, Conference Room E
Join us for a FREE open/drop-in support group for women who experience concerns related to pelvic pain. This group will be co-facilitated by staff members from UHC Physical Therapy and CAPS, Drs. Patel and Pucci, in order to attend to and support the relationship between mind and body more fully.
This group will provide a safe, confidential space for members to discuss concerns related to pelvic pain and opportunities to connect with and support peers who share similar experiences. Co-facilitators will also offer education to increase understanding and skill-building for symptom management. This group is open to any women who has been diagnosed with vaginismus, vulvodynia, or related disorders.


 

Let’s Talk

Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Thu, 8/25 – 12/8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Science Learning Center Room 136 (no workshop Nov 24)

Drop-in consultations with CAPS clinicians
FREE and confidential (for UGA students)

Zoom hour:  Wednesdays, Jan 19 – Apr 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (no session March 9)

During a Let’s Talk session, you can speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available to you at UGA and in the Athens area.

<!–Let’s Talk for ISL Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) & International Student Life Fri, 9/3 – 12/10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Memorial Hall, ISL Conference Room (no meeting during breaks) Speak with CAPS Psychologist Dr. Fengkan Zhu, PhD, about your concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about resources available to you at UHC, UGA , and off campus.

Let’s Talk Consultations are:

  • A one-on-one, 10-15 minute informal consultation
  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
  • Free and confidential for UGA students
  • NOT a substitute for mental health treatment
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Drop-in consultations with CAPS clinicians
FREE and confidential (for UGA students)

In-person: Thursdays, Aug 25 – Dec 8, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, SLC Room 136 (no session Nov 24)

Zoom hour:  Wednesdays, Aug 24 – Dec 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (no session Nov 23)

During a Let’s Talk session, you can speak with a clinician about concerns, get help problem-solving, and learn more about counseling services at CAPS and other resources available to you at UGA and in the Athens area.

Let’s Talk Consultations are:

  • Free for UGA students
  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment necessary
  • Confidential
  • Informal and not intended to be a substitute for traditional counseling

Learn more about Let’s Talk!

Self Care Resources

CAPS: Self Care page
During this time, CAPS staff remains actively engaged in supporting the mental health needs of the UGA community in a variety of ways. Please explore our updated CAPS: Self Care page, as we have included a robust list of new resources to help you navigate what’s going on. We will continue to update this page as more resources become available.

this is a video recording Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop
Join us for this four-part series on managing stress & anxiety. The first lesson focuses on understanding what anxiety is and assessing how it shows up in our lives. Learn how to identify your own stress and anxiety as it arises, and explore some early warning signs, triggers, and ways of coping with these sensations. In the next three sessions, learn to develop practical skills on calming your mind & body, while learning how to create a lifestyle conducive to managing stress.

Week 1 – Understanding Anxiety: A Self-Assessment
Facilitated by Maggie Gibbs, LMSW, CAPS Case Manager
Week 1 Worksheets

Week 2 – Calming Your Body
Facilitated by Deonna Kitwana, PsyD, CAPS Post Doc
Week 2 Worksheets

Week 3 – Calming Your Mind
Facilitated by Krista Garrett, PhD, CAPS Psychologist & Jas McCalla, UGA Clinical Mental Health Master’s Student
Week 3 Worksheets
Week 3 Cognitive Distortions Worksheet

Week 4 – Creating a Lifestyle for Managing Stress
Facilitated by Krista Garrett, PhD, CAPS Psychologist
Week 4 Worksheets
“Triad of Health” Tips:
Exercise: www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/exercise-edge
Sleep: www.uhs.uga.edu/sleep/sleep-matters
Diet/Nutrition: www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/nutrition-basics
www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/nutrition-intro
www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/alcoholanddrugs

 

this is a video recording CAPS Cares – Mindful Self Compassion
Led by Dawn Healy, LCSW, from CAPS
Join in this compassion-based mindfulness practice via youtube

 

this is a video recording CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 1
Wondering how CAPS counselors are personally handling COVID-19? In this video series on the ugahealthydawg.com blog, they’ll speak to you about how they’re doing and talk about topics that may be helpful to you during these times.

CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 2

CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 3
CAPS Cares: Personal Stories & Helpful Topics for Dealing with COVID-19, part 4

 

CAPS Cares: The Power of Pets in the Time of COVID-19
These past months have brought so much uncertainty, worry, isolation, and unforeseen changes to our day-to-day lives, but ever constant are our furry friends who bring so many of us comfort and companionship. Read more on the ugahealthydawg.com blog!