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Well-Being Coaching with WahooWell

WahooWell logo. Image text: empowering you to enhance your well-being.

How WahooWell Can Help

College life can create unique challenges and opportunities for growth. WahooWell can help you explore and implement an individualized plan to take on the challenges of higher education without sacrificing your personal well-being.

WahooWell consists of a submitting a confidential well-being survey followed by two or more confidential, one-on-one 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.

For questions and requests for outreach email: W[email protected].

 

Get Started

The first step in making an appointment with WahooWell is completing the sign-up survey. Your responses help our facilitators to understand your unique needs and create personalized appointments that address what matters most to you. After submitting the survey, you will be directed to HealthyHoos to schedule your first appointment. 

Sign-up for an appointment and complete our survey

 

What to expect

WahooWell typically involves two or more meetings with a well-being facilitator that may last for up to an hour each. In the initial meeting, you will explore your current overall well-being and discuss any changes you’d like to make. Your WahooWell facilitator will guide you to set goals and identify action steps that work for your individual circumstances. Your well-being facilitator may also offer on or off-Grounds referrals or resources to help support you. Follow up sessions can be scheduled to discuss progress and re-evaluate action steps as needed. Typically, follow up sessions are scheduled 2-4 weeks after an initial meeting to give you time to work on goals.

Scheduling Your Appointment

To schedule a WahooWell appointment, take the WahooWell Sign-Up Survey and follow directions at the end of the survey to schedule an appointment in HealthyHoos.

Appointment Location

WahooWell meetings are offered via confidential Zoom or in-person. In-person meetings occur in the Office of Health Promotion on the first floor of the Student Health and Wellness building. For more information on our location and how to get to SHW, visit our location website.

Our Facilitators

WahooWell facilitators are trained in evidence-based coaching techniques to provide empathetic and non-judgmental support as you explore behavior change.  We approach conversations with a focus on strengths, positivity, and inclusivity to empower you to enhance your well-being. Every student brings an important, unique perspective to the UVA community, and we are eager to work with you to create a plan that works for your unique cultural and personal identities, circumstances, and values.

Common Topics for WahooWell

Topics that students frequently wish to discuss are stress management, self-care, relationships, finding community, sleep, substance use, and time management.

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, or 911 in case of emergency.

If your WahooWell facilitator is concerned for your safety or the safety of others, they may connect you to someone at CAPS who can better serve your needs.

Confidentiality

Once you turn 18, as a student of the University of Virginia, you have the right to privacy and confidentiality regarding your medical care.

Your medical records will be kept confidential and access to information about you will be limited to those legitimately involved in your care. Your medical records will be released only in cases of medical emergencies, in response to court-ordered subpoenas or to persons you specify with your written consent.

Rescheduling, Canceling, and No-Show Policy
  • Students must reschedule or cancel appointments in HealthyHoos before 8 a.m. the day of the appointment.
  • Students may also call 434-243-5150 to reschedule an appointment.
  • Student Health and Wellness implements at $40 no-show charge.

 

What Students are Saying

“My attitude towards being able to make productive changes has become more positive and confident. My actions have also been geared to put my well-being first, especially in terms of sleep.” - UVA Student, 2024

“I am much more aware of my body’s needs and the need to prioritize them. I am much more cognizant of the fact that I should take care of myself. WahooWell helped me so much at the start of the year and definitely impacted my overall well-being!” - UVA Student, 2024

“[WahooWell] made me feel like I had control over my wellness again.” - UVA Student, 2024

I have noticed a significant change in the way I handle stress by prioritizing a healthy balance between my physical/emotional/social needs and academics. WahooWell helped me immensely by being a safe place where I felt comfortable to openly discuss issues in my everyday life that I wanted to improve.” - UVA Student, 2024