Mental Health and Well-Being Resources on Campus
Dear Campus Community,
As we look forward to a long Labor Day weekend and the first “Well-Being Day” for students on Sept. 6, we wanted to share some information about mental health and well-being resources available this semester.
Last February, as a result of campus feedback, we launched the Heels Care Network website at care.unc.edu. The website serves as a hub for mental health and well-being resources, including links to 24/7 support, training opportunities and suicide prevention resources. It also features a live chat and a link to an anonymous care referral form for anyone to report concerns they have for a student.
Designed for Carolina students, faculty and staff, the website features a comprehensive, user-friendly database of mental health resources, which campus community members can search to identify the best sources of support based on their needs. We continue to add programs and events each week, so please bookmark the site and come back often to see what’s happening on campus.
We are also continuing the campus conversation around mental health with our Carolina Mental Health Colloquium on Sept. 14. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of expert talks and breakout sessions, building upon the discussion and suggestions from last semester's Mental Health Seminars and kicking off our 2022-23 series. Registration for this virtual event, which focuses on “Identity, Cultural Awareness and How to Support One Another,” is open to all students, faculty and staff. Most programs will be recorded and available on the website for viewing after Sept. 14.
We hope everyone enjoys a restful and rejuvenating long weekend and the Well-Being Day offers a helpful break from class demands. We encourage supervisors to exercise flexibility on Well-Being Day in order to allow employees to pursue self-care and address their well-being needs. Faculty and staff can also reach out to the Employee Assistance Program for resources and support.
As always, please take care of yourself — and thank you for all you do to support our community and foster a culture of compassion and care at Carolina.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance