WahooWell consists of a confidential well-being survey and two or more confidential, one-on-one follow-up meetings with a well-being facilitator. In your meetings, you will have the opportunity to be heard, encouraged, and validated in a way that motivates you to accomplish personally meaningful goals.
The survey consists of a general well-being section and questions about three areas of well-being that commonly come up for students at UVA: stress, sleep, and social health. WahooWell is different from therapy in that we provide supportive well-being coaching rather than mental health treatment.
Positive and Personalized
A conversation that helps you explore your strengths, goals, and motivations related to well-being. Our model is based in positive psychology - often starting from “What’s going well?” and building on personal desires and successes as we discuss specific areas of well-being.
Support 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.
Take the well-being survey to schedule your appointment:
All information within 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.
There is a confidentiality release form if someone needs to know that you participated in WahooWell—participation dates are all that we share.
What Students Are Saying
“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.”
Questions? Please email WahooWell facilitators Kristy Simpkins and Liz Menter or call (434) 924-1512.