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Texas Well-being

Project Resources

Quick Mindful Check-ins and Brain Breaks for Students
This guide provides faculty and staff with simple and quick methods for supporting students’ mental health. The activities are designed to help build community, incorporate mindfulness, build motivation and practice compassion. The guide is intended to provide very short activities that can be incorporated anytime during class or when working with students.

Quick Response Card - New Version Coming Soon
At the suggestion of Mevin Hooten, a professor in the statistics and data sciences department, we created a Quick Response Card to support faculty and staff in identifying and supporting students in distress. The front side shows different levels of distress and lists specific resources for supporting a student based on the observed distress level. The back side provides a list of mental health support resources.

Staff and Faculty Guidebook
This guidebook was created by our Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) team to assist faculty and staff in creating a caring culture. It emphasizes a variety of resources to support having conversations with students, recognizing students in distress, identifying possible symptoms of anxiety and depression and getting familiar with resources for student concerns.

Texas Well-being Canvas Course
To help faculty support student wellness, we continue to add resources to our Well-being in Learning Environments Canvas course, including well-being modules that faculty can import from the Canvas Commons to use in their own courses.

Texas Well-being Flyer
Our flyer gives a short overview of the project with example strategies University faculty have used to support student well-being. It can be used to recruit other faculty.

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