Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness -Mental Health (SHaW) offers multiple types of support for mental health.  If you feel that you would like to talk to a mental health provider, please contact them at Mental Health.  Staff and therapists at SHaW offer a holistic and collaborative model of care, recognizing the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature.

There are a variety of services at SHaW that can aid in mental health support. They offer mindfulness workshops and meditation which are only enhanced by intentional outdoors time.


  • Meredith, G. R., D. A. Rakow, E. R. B. Eldermire, C. G. Madsen, S. P. Shelley, and N. A. Sachs. 2019. Minimum time dose in nature to positively impact the mental health of college-aged students, and how to measure It: A scoping review. Frontiers in Psycholology 10: 2942. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02942
  • Rakow, D. A., and G. T. Eells. 2019. NatureRx: Improving College-Student Mental Health. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
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UConn Library Wellness Guide

The Library contains a wide variety of resources for mental health and wellness that are categorized by topics and primarily available electronically. For NatureRx related materials, check out "Movement, Exercise & Getting Outdoors" and scroll down to "Getting Outside into Nature."

NatureRx hosts semi-regular events. If you're looking for an opportunity to attend to improve your wellness, click on the button below!

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