University Health and Counseling Services

Fall 2020 Online Workshops and Resources

Throughout the fall, we will be offering free workshops and support groups to all enrolled students. If you’re looking for community or extra support as you learn more about yourself and mental health, please consider taking advantage of some of these wonderful workshops. We’d love to have you join us!

Workshops and Support Groups

Beginning October 2Fridays from 3:00  4:00 p.m.

Our group offers students who want to reduce or stop their use of substances a way to connect with others seeking to do the same. We will offer resources and creative ways to develop healthy rituals, in addition to establishing friendships through camaraderie and the sharing of each other’s experiences, thoughts and feelings. Together, we will create an empowering space to support each other’s growth and development. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Diane Geyer.

September 16, 23, & 30, Wednesdays from 3:00  4:00 p.m.

In our three-part psychoeducational workshop, we will learn more about anxiety and its symptoms as well as how to address negative thinking. We’ll cover interventions you can employ to reduce your stress in addition to learning how to identify and strengthen coping skills that can help you manage your anxiety. 

This workshop is available to University staff as well.

For more information or to sign up: please email Rebecca Reid Brainerd or Sarah Kelly.

Currently ongoingThursdays from 3:00  4:00 p.m.

Our group offers a safe space for men who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to process their thoughts and feelings regarding the ongoing stress in the environment around us. Come into this fellowship as we support one another during these trying times of change, with COVID and racism. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Keith Danner.

Beginning 9/28Mondays at 5:00 p.m.

Our weekly, drop-in support group focuses on helping group members navigate and succeed in their journey through graduate school. Our group is for current USM graduate students and  although topics will vary and be chosen by group members, processing the adjustment(s) of being a graduate student, effectively managing stress, and maintaining self-care and healthy relationships will all be important parts of the group’s focus. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Colm Daly.

Currently ongoingWednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Our group will provide community for people who are living with loss or grief. If you need a safe place to be honest about your situation or gain support from others, please consider joining us. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Liza Little.

Beginning October 5Mondays at 12:00 p.m.

Are you struggling to take care of your mental health? In this workshop, you will learn to build skills into your daily routine to boost your mood, improve your focus, and connect with what is most important to you.  

This workshop is available to University Staff as well.

For more information or to sign up: please email Victoria Libby.

September 17  December 17, Thursdays from 3:00  4:00 p.m.

Need to feel more grounded, or find some peace of mind? Our structured, weekly group workshop will help you practice mindfulness throughout the fall semester. Each session will include guided mindfulness activities, weekly inspirational quotes and chances to check in and debrief on your practice. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Anna Gardner.

Currently ongoing, Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.

Our supportive chat will address the specific needs of nursing students who would like guidance and support in their field. We will provide a confidential space to discuss questions, issues, and topics brought up by participating members of our group. 

For more information or to sign up: please email Jillian Littlefield.

Currently ongoingTuesdays from 3:00  4:00 p.m.

Is stress piling up in your life? Join us and learn healthy ways to identify and manage stress in order to enhance your student experience in college and build lifelong mental health skills.

For more information or to sign up: please email Keith Danner.

Currently ongoing, Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Are you looking to be part of a supportive network of women? Our group will offer the opportunity for you to connect with other women, share struggles and successes, reduce feelings of isolation, and address the challenges of balancing school, work, family, and social life. 

This group is currently closed to new members.

For more information: please email Janis Mallon.