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 – LGBT Resource Center Edition
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) & the LGBT Resource Center
Tue, 9/7 – 12/7, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Memorial Hall Room 221
Speak with CAPS LGBT Resource 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



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

Change Stress Into Success: Anxiety Workshop
Brought to you by UHC Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Wed, 9/1 – 12/1, 11:00 am – 11:50 am (no workshop Nov 25), 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)
Thu, 9/16 – 12/2 , 1:00 – 2:00 pm (no workshop Nov 25), 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



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, 9/3 – 12/9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Tate Center Room 136 (no workshop Nov 25)

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

Zoom hour:  Wednesdays, Sep 1 – Dec 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (no session Nov 24)

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

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

Thursdays, Sep 2 – Dec 9, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at SLC Room 136 (no session Nov 25)

Zoom hour:  Wednesdays, Sep 1 – Dec 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (no session Nov 24)

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!