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WahooWell Remote

Take the well-being survey and then schedule your remote appointment here:

WahooWell Remote is:

  • A conversation that helps you explore your strengths, goals, and motivations related to well-being.  
  • A positive, free, and confidential resource.
  • Focused on well-being, and is not therapy.

WahooWell (formerly the BASICS program) consists of a confidential well-being survey and follow-up, confidential one-on-one remote meeting(s) with a well-being facilitator. In your meeting you will have the opportunity to be heard, encouraged, and validated in a way that motivates you to accomplish personally meaningful goals.

What students are saying about WahooWell:

  • “I am happier overall after doing WahooWell. I have made some significant changes in my life regarding my stress level and sleep habits, and I have been healthier as a result of these changes.”
  • “It made me feel a lot better just to put my thoughts into words and have someone listen and give feedback. I also feel like I was made much better aware of what resources are available to me.”
  • “I was positively affirmed in my existing ability to make better decisions.”
  • “[I get] more sleep, I’m less stressed and drink less.”
  • “I thought the best aspect was just having someone there to listen to me and have an actual interest in my well-being. Talking with the facilitator inspired me to work to change some aspects of myself for the better.”

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Help in Times of Transition

Recent changes have created unique challenges and opportunities for growth. Talking with a well-being professional can help you explore and implement an individualized plan that works.

Targeting Well-Being

The survey consists of a general well-being section and questions about four areas of well-being that commonly come up for students at UVA: sleep, connection, stress, and substance use.

Well-Being for Everyone

Any student at UVA can take the well-being survey and sign up for a WahooWell appointment. Everyone can enhance their well-being, especially during times of transition.

Confidential

All information within the WahooWell sessions are kept confidential between the student and the facilitator. However, if a student indicates an intention to harm themselves or others, or a court order is issued, information may be disclosed as required by federal, state or local law.

Referrals

Sometimes students want to let someone know that they completed WahooWell. There is a Student Health & Wellness confidentiality release form that can be filled out during the second meeting. Only the program completion date is typically shared.

Appointments are currently being offered remotely. Following completion of the WahooWell Sign-Up Survey, you will receive instructions on how to sign up and participate in your remote appointment.

* Students are requested to contact the Office of Health Promotion at (434) 924-1509 as soon as possible if they need to reschedule their appointment. Appointments must be cancelled at least one hour prior to the scheduled appointment time or the student will be charged a $25 “No Show” charge.

Please note: WahooWell is a well-being resource and not a substitute for licensed mental health services. If you are experiencing panic attacks, anxiety, depression, little interest or pleasure in doing things, feeling down, depressed, or hopeless, thoughts of harm to self or others, or other symptoms that would be best treated by a licensed counselor or clinician, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling (434) 243-5150 24/7, or 911 in case of emergency.

Any questions? Please contact the WahooWell Coordinator, Kristy Simpkins, at wahoowell@virginia.edu or 434-924-1512.