Your Student’s Partner In Their Health And Wellbeing
The staff at Norris Health Center, University Counseling and Health Promotion and Wellness are your student’s on-campus health and mental health services resource, here to assist your student in identifying, understanding and responding to their health care needs through medical and mental health care and health promotion programs.
Our staff will be your student’s partner, providing treatment if they are ill, injured, or in distress, and assisting them in understanding their health needs, in learning to make healthy choices on a daily basis and in navigating their care.
Want to learn more information and help your student thrive at UWM? Here are a few areas to think about:
- Know the resources through our center and beyond related to your student’s emotional well-being. Let’s Talk is a great option if they need more assistance. More information about our counseling services can be found online, including more information on how the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health and other resources for mental health work together.
- Talk with them about alcohol and other drug use, both before they arrive on campus and throughout their time in school. More information is available here.
- Talk with your student about healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention. 70% of our students surveyed last summer before they arrived said in the past two months they had talked to their parents about this topic. When surveyed later in the semester, this number decreased significantly. Find out more about our services.
- Information about health and safety on our campus is available here. For an additional perspective on your student’s transition to college, you will find much more information on this website.
- Remind your student to complete the required online trainings related to alcohol and other drugs and sexual violence prevention. Students who completed these courses in the last academic year reported that they were better prepared to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual assault than before the training and more aware of our resources.
We look forward to welcoming your student to our campus this fall!
Information provided by Norris Health Center