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In an effort to advance the wellness of every individual, we strive to connect you with wellness resources across campus and within the greater Madison community.

Fall Spotlight – The Importance of Volunteering

UW students Daniel Ledin, Asher Anderson, Molly Leyden, Suzy Dawood and Josie Calvey break down cardboard containers and plastic wrap to be recycled. The group has traveled by car together to attend the 2020 Rose Bowl game.


Spiritual Wellness focuses on discovering a sense of purpose and meaning in one’s life.

Many of the behaviors that are associated with overall wellness are also key components of spiritual wellness. One way to enhance your spiritual wellness is through volunteering. Volunteering can help you find purpose as you contribute to your community and help others. The UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service bridges campus and community through service and learning. They have many resources that can help you find the ideal volunteer opportunity to meet your individual needs, interests, and availability. Check it out today!

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Wellness Wednesday Webinars

The National Wellness Action Alliance, an action collaborative comprised of faculty from 55 universities and colleges, brought together national experts for a Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series for Faculty and Staff to combat skyrocketing mental health issues in our students, colleagues, friends and families.

This webinar series aims to assist faculty and staff across higher education institutions in leading the charge to move toward positive wellness cultures in your environment. By participating in the series, you will build skills, knowledge and confidence to handle stress, optimize health and well-being in yourself and your students, and bring about meaningful change to promote cultures of wellness across your communities.

Click here to watch the recorded Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series, presented by the National Wellness Action Alliance.

Center for Healthy Minds

Founded by world renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard J. Davidson, the Center for Healthy Minds envisions a kinder, wiser, more compassionate world.

Our mission is to cultivate well-being and relieve suffering through a scientific understanding of the mind. Learn more HERE.

Well Wisconsin Radio

To live well, it is important to take care care of yourself. One way you can do that is by increasing your knowledge about various dimensions of your well-being.

Well Wisconsin Radio is a podcast that discusses health and well-being topics with experts from all around the state of Wisconsin. Tune in whenever you want and wherever you are!

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis

On March 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) held a stakeholder briefing on the Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis. You can learn more here:

Recommended Podcasts

The Science of Happiness

What does it take to live a happier life? Learn research-tested strategies that you can put into practice today. Hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.”

TED Health

“What does exercise do to your brain? Can psychedelics treat depression? From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED Health, with host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. TED speakers answer questions you never even knew you had, and share ideas you won’t hear anywhere else, all around how we can live healthier lives.”

Happiness Break

“Psychologist Dacher Keltner and guests guide you through research-based practices to develop more compassion, resilience to stress, and moments of joy and inspiration. And we explain the science behind why these practices work–all in under 10 minutes. A happiness break in your day.

Safe Space Radio

Safe Space Radio inspires courageous conversations, reduces stigma, shame and isolation, and fosters compassion and public health. Founded in 2008, Safe Space Radio is a public health intervention on the air. We have broadcast over 300 episodes and received numerous national awards for mental health, stigma reduction, social justice and radio production. 

School of Nursing Wellness Events & Offerings

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