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Health & Well-being

 

Compassionate Care for UAlbany Students

UAlbany's Health & Well-being units — which include Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, the Office of Health Promotion, the Collegiate Recovery Program and Project SHAPE — are proud to serve the University's diverse and vibrant student body.

We offer free, compassionate and inclusive physical and mental healthcare to all registered UAlbany students, as well as support and programming for the entire campus community. We encourage you to explore our many offerings on this website — for the health of it!

 

Attend or Request an Event

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Attend Mindful Mondays for Students, Faculty & Staff

Take an intentional moment to pause, connect with yourself and refocus your mind during this virtual, drop-in program.  

Mindful Mondays focuses on guided mindfulness meditations and activities. Set the tone for the rest of your week! 

Who: This group is open to all UAlbany students, faculty and staff. No registration or previous experience is required. 

When: 4 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays (fall & spring semesters only when classes are in session) 

Where: Be sure to join our Zoom meeting on time. To minimize distractions during meditation, we don’t allow folks to join late. 

  • Meeting ID: 942 5908 1084  

  • Passcode: UAMindful 

Please contact Dr. Vivian Wilson-Hwang at [email protected] with any questions. 

Attend a Stress Less Workshop for Students

Better understand stress and how it affects your health while you engage in personal reflection and learn practices, techniques and strategies to better manage your stress. 

This workshop runs for one hour. Registration or RSVP is required.  

Virtual Workshops 

Virtual workshops are held on Zoom. Please click a link below to register for a virtual session. 

In-person Workshops 

In-person workshops are held in the Health & Counseling Services building’s Large Group Room (B02), which is the door immediately on your right when you enter. Masks are required inside the building. 

The Health & Counseling Services building is located on the south side of Dutch Quad, at the ground level facing the athletic fields, on the Uptown Campus.  

Please click a link below to RSVP for an in-person session via MyInvolvement. 

This is a Well-being Workshop presented by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Well-being Workshops are free and open to all UAlbany students. You can attend as many as you’d like. 

Please note that these are skills-building workshops. They are not private or confidential, like CAPS’ counseling sessions. We ask everyone to be respectful and mindful of other participants, and to practice discretion. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Vivian Wilson-Hwang at [email protected]

Attend a Better Sleep, Better Lives Workshop for Students

Good sleep is essential for your mental and physical well-being. This workshop will help you identify roadblocks and improve your sleep habits. 

This workshop runs for one hour. Registration or RSVP is required.  

Virtual Workshops 

Virtual workshops are held on Zoom. Please click a link below to register for a virtual session. 

In-person Workshops 

In-person workshops are held in the Health & Counseling Services building’s Large Group Room (B02), which is the door immediately on your right when you enter. Masks are required inside the building. 

The Health & Counseling Services building is located on the south side of Dutch Quad, at the ground level facing the athletic fields, on the Uptown Campus.  

Please click a link below to RSVP for an in-person session via MyInvolvement. 

This is a Well-being Workshop presented by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Well-being Workshops are free and open to all UAlbany students. You can attend as many as you’d like. 

Please note that these are skills-building workshops. They are not private or confidential, like CAPS’ counseling sessions. We ask everyone to be respectful and mindful of other participants, and to practice discretion. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Vivian Wilson-Hwang at [email protected]

Attend an Overcoming Procrastination Now (Not Later!) Workshop for Students

Better understand why you procrastinate and what time management strategies you can employ to get out of the avoidance loop. 

This workshop runs for one hour. Registration or RSVP is required.  

Virtual Workshops 

Virtual workshops are held on Zoom. Please click a link below to register for a virtual session. 

In-person Workshops 

In-person workshops are held in the Health & Counseling Services building’s Large Group Room (B02), which is the door immediately on your right when you enter. Masks are required inside the building. 

The Health & Counseling Services building is located on the south side of Dutch Quad, at the ground level facing the athletic fields, on the Uptown Campus.  

Please click a link below to RSVP for an in-person session via MyInvolvement. 

This is a Well-being Workshop presented by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Well-being Workshops are free and open to all UAlbany students. You can attend as many as you’d like. 

Please note that these are skills-building workshops. They are not private or confidential, like CAPS’ counseling sessions. We ask everyone to be respectful and mindful of other participants, and to practice discretion. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Vivian Wilson-Hwang at [email protected]

Request Programming or Partnership for Classes, Student Organizations & Other Groups
Partner with our Peer Education Groups 
  • Project SHAPE: The Project on Sexual Health and Peer Education is a peer education program that provides sexuality and sexual health education to the UAlbany community. Partner with Project SHAPE.

  • Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program: Our Peer Wellness Ambassadors offer programs, consultation, theme weeks and resource development on various topics, such as adjusting to college, concerns about alcohol/drugs, assertiveness and more. Partner with Middle Earth.
     

Partner with our Professional Units 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) are available to partner with student organizations, classes, departments, units and other campus groups to provide health and well-being programming. 

Request a workshop. We typically require at least four weeks' notice to accommodate requests. 

Explore our available slate of programs: 

  • CAPS Overview: Receive an overview of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), including who we are, what we offer, why students contact CAPS, how to make an appointment and more. (CAPS, 15 minutes) 

  • Collegiate Recovery Program Overview: Receive an overview of the Collegiate Recovery Program, including programs and training that we offer, and who we support. (OHP, 15 minutes)

  • Stress Less: Better understand stress and how it affects your health. Participants engage in personal reflection and learn practices, techniques and strategies to better manage your stress. (CAPS, 1 hour) 

  • Better Sleep, Better Lives: Good sleep is essential for your mental and physical well-being. This workshop will help you identify roadblocks and improve your sleep habits. (CAPS, 1 hour) 

  • Overcoming Procrastination Now, Not Later: Better understand why you procrastinate and what time management strategies you can employ to get out of the avoidance loop. (CAPS, 1 hour) 

  • How to Outsmart Your Smart Phone: Better understand how phone use affects your mental health and strategize on how to cut back. (CAPS, 1 hour) 

  • Suicide Prevention: Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and other mental health crises and how to help students get the help they need. (CAPS and/or OHP, 1 hour) 

  • Overdose Prevention: Learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, the lifesaving overdose reversal medication. (OHP, 2 hours)

  • Recovery Ally: Learn about the recovery process and how to recognize the signs of substance misuse, support someone with concerning substance use, and de-stigmatize addiction. (OHP, 2 hours) 

We can also collaborate with you on other specific topics and program ideas (for example: relationships and communication, diversity and inclusion, body image, or mindfulness). We try our best to fulfill each request, but our abilities depend on demand, staffing and lead time. 

Find our Facility
Health and Counseling Services Building, Dutch Quad

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

The Health & Counseling Services building (pinpointed on the map to the right) is home to both Student Health Services and CAPS. The building is located on the south side of Dutch Quad, at the ground level facing the athletic fields, on the Uptown Campus.

The Office of Health Promotion is located in Seneca Hall's basement on Indigenous Quad, also on the Uptown Campus.

Download a campus map.