Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Let’s Face It Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Please join our department and the Partnership for Healthy Parenting (Prison Project) in attending this year’s Let’s Face It Walk on Saturday, May 4. Let’s Face It is an annual walk that benefits the Rebuilding Hope Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County, the mission of which is to provide those affected by sexual assault and sex trafficking with resources and advocacy to promote healing. The name of the walk refers to the desire to face the issue together to fight sexual violence in our community.

LET’S FACE IT WALK 2019:

Benefiting Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

When: Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 AM (Walk begins at 11:00 AM)

Where: Washington State History Museum (1911 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402)

Plan: Meet at Anthem Coffee in Tacoma at 10:00 AM the day of the walk

In addition to attending the walk, you can also support the Sexual Assault Center by donating at our team page on FirstGiving here

If you are interested in joining, please email bwhyte@uw.edu.

UW Food Pantry Fall Hours – open to anyone with food insecurity and a current Husky ID

The UW Food Pantry is now open FOUR DAYS A WEEK in its new permanent location, Poplar Hall 210:

Tuesday 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 – 1:30 p.m., 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 – 1:30 p.m., 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 11:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Follow the Pantry on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWfoodpantry/

The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington head on. This is a safe space for those who struggle to access food because of financial or other challenges. The Campus Food Pantry allows UW students, staff, and faculty to be supplied with nonperishable groceries and select fresh produce for no cost. The Pantry is open to UW faculty, staff, and students with a Husky ID.

Currently, we are providing non-perishable items including: Canned fruit and vegetables
Canned chicken, tuna, and salmon
Soups and stews
Peanut or other nut butters (especially crunchy)
Shelf stable milk/alternatives (rice, soy, hemp, etc)
Cereal, pasta, and grains
Cooking oil
Toiletries

For more information: https://www.washington.edu/anyhungryhusky/

Let’s Talk: Mental Health for Veterans

Tuesday, May 22nd

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

HUB 214

 

Join Student Veteran Life for training and education around the unique mental health needs for student veterans on campus. This discussion will address mental health as a key issue impacting both undergraduate and graduate student veterans. Facilitated by Dr. Samantha Powers, Director of Student Veteran Life, this workshop aims to support staff and faculty in better understanding what their role is in supporting student veterans of concern. We will provide data regarding student veteran mental health, skill-building tips for staff, and time for an open discussion. Topics covered include:

  • Mental health as a factor that impacts student success, and it’s unique impacts on student veterans.
  • Skills for supporting students in a caring and appropriate way, including learning when and how to refer.
  • Available resources for staff to consult with on-campus regarding students of concern, including when students present with suicidal ideation
  • Mental health resources available specifically for student veterans on-campus

RSVP for this workshop is required and can be found here. Lunch to be provided by Student Veteran Life.