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Support for Students and our UVA Community

UVA Student Health and Wellness recognizes the impact of tragedy on individuals and our community, our focus remains on supporting the health and well-being of all UVA students. Below is a list of supportive resources that may be helpful in processing and coping with grief and other emotions.


Ongoing Resources for Students

Counseling and Psychological Services
  • 24/7 on-call crisis help
  • 1:1 appointments
  • support group counseling
  • embedded counselors
Care and Support Services

Care and Support Services (CASS) is available to all students free of charge, to assist with identifying and connecting with additional support or resources at UVA or in the Charlottesville community.  If you would like to speak or meet with a CASS team member, please reach out to our office at 434-924-7133 or [email protected], or just stop by our office on the second floor of Peabody Hall. 

  • 24/7 on-demand access to TalkNow
  • 1:1 telehealth counseling, speak with a counselor by video or phone
Black Student Support Circle

This is a weekly support space for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who identify as Black, African American, or African. This support space provides a safe and affirming opportunity to make connections, give and receive support, and engage in open dialogue about lived experiences at a PWI. We will discuss topics including but not limited to: academic stress, relationships, socio-political climate, community, racial in/justice, resilience and belongingness. 

  • Facilitator: Lavender Williams, LPC
  • Mondays from 3-4pm at Student Health and Wellness
  • For more information and to join visit our CAPS Group page here
Grief Group

Grief and loss are a part of life, but it can be difficult to know how to navigate the intense feelings that can come with it.  This group is an opportunity for students who have experienced a death to process their feelings of loss and explore the grief process in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This group allows members to identify their emotional needs, offer and receive support, and consider different steps to take toward healing.

  • Group leader: Molly Peck, LPC
  • Mondays, 3:00 - 4:15 pm EST
  • To join, call CAPS at (434) 243-5150 to schedule an initial phone assessment.