Student Health and Wellness

Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours

What is it?

The Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours program provides informal, confidential consultation with therapists from SHaW. The service is free of charge and offered on a first come, first served basis. More info like dates, time and location can be found here.

Clinicians provide support, coaching, and connect students to other campus resources as needed. Although therapists provide this service, it is not a substitute for formal counseling. The Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours program is also not suited to treat mental health emergencies; students who are experiencing a mental health crisis should see Crisis Support or Immediate Support Resources.

Who is it for?

Students who may benefit from attending a Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours session include:

  • Students who want help connecting to resources but are unsure where to begin
  • Students who are looking for advice on a non-clinical issue
  • Students who are unsure about therapy and are curious about what it is like to talk to a therapist
  • Students who may have concerns about the mental health of a friend and seek advice on how to support their friend
    • If a student is not an imminent risk, and is refusing your support in contacting our office, you may also consider contacting the UConn Student CARE Team.

How is this program beneficial?

Let’s Talk: Mental Health Office Hours creates space for students to seek immediate support for non-crisis concerns. By doing so, we support students in need before they reach the level of crisis. Furthermore, Let’s Talk contributes to our social justice mission by reducing barriers to mental health services for student populations who are less likely to seek formal mental health treatment.

*The Let’s Talk & Consultation service is inspired by Cornell University’s Let’s Talk program.

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