Health and Wellness

An all-campus approach to student mental health services

Traditionally, university counseling centers shoulder the bulk of student mental health support services. However, at UNC Charlotte, where the student population exceeds 30,000, the approach to mental health care extends campuswide.

Celebrate National Walking Day

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day, and the American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk.The Advisory Committee to the Chancellor for Employee Health and Wellness (ACCEHW) encourages faculty and staff members to celebrate National Walking Day by taking a stroll, April 7. Due to the pandemic, the ACCEHW is not sponsoring group walks this year but encourages employees to walk on their own.

Faculty/staff workshops address student mental health and racism

While the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Charlotte provides ongoing critical care to support student mental health on campus, it also focuses on training other campus administrators outside CAPS to identify students in need. This month, CAPS will offer two virtual workshops for faculty and staff dedicated to “Supporting Student Mental Health Amidst Multiple Pandemics.” In particular, the workshops address the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of racism, inside and outside the classroom.

Third ‘Supporting Students’ workshop offered

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Charlotte will hold a third installment of its virtual workshop, “Supporting Student Mental Health Amidst Multiple Pandemics” at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11.

Report offers guidance to meet needs of area seniors

What is known about individuals in Mecklenburg County who are over 60 years old? That was the question the Southminster retirement community posed to UNC Charlotte researchers, who with the support of a $200,000 grant from Southminster, set out to answer through the regions’ most comprehensive survey focusing on citizens 60 and older.

This nursing student won’t stop in the fight against HIV

Graduate nursing student Leslie Castillo Navia blends passion and service to fight HIV as Charlotte’s 2020 ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’ ambassador.

New UNC Charlotte podcast to support college athletes’ mental health

NCAA grant helps launch project to help athletes manage school and sports.

Public health professor talks cleaning surfaces in homes, offices

Lyndie Forthofer from the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences was a guest on WBTV’s “QC Morning,” where she talked about what surfaces in homes and offices need to be sanitized and how often, in light of the coronavirus. Watch the video to learn more about precautions to take to try to stay healthy.

NinerNotice: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 6

UNC Charlotte’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Information about novel coronavirus

UNC Charlotte is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in China and the related cases reported in the United States. There have been no reported cases of the virus involving the UNC Charlotte community. Read more.