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Wellness Resources

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance starts with your mental health, physical health, and well-being. Finding this balance is critical to the success and enjoyment of your career. There are numerous resources available through WVU to help you along the way, whether you are a student, staff, or faculty. Additional information is also available from Campus and Community Life. Below are a series of helpful services, programs, and resources available to the WVU community. Click on the hyperlinks to learn more!

Resource Guides

  • Division of Student Life
    • The WVU Division of Student Life is made up of more than 20 divisions designed to support the development of students. At the link above, each department of Student Life is briefly explained with links to learn more about what they have to offer.

Recreation & Entertainment

  • WVU Campus Recreation
    • WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active. Check out the group fitness schedule, then register here to participate.
  • Adventure WV
    • Adventure WV has offerings including an outdoor recreation center, leadership training, and much, much more. They also provide gear rentals of bikes, climbing equipment, camping supplies (including tents and sleeping bags), and more.

Mental Health

  • Talkspace Online Therapy
    • Talkspace is an online therapy service that has partnered with WVU to connect users to a dedicated, licensed therapist via private messaging and live video from a secure, HIPAA-compliant digital platform. This service is available at no cost for all West Virginia University students. You do not need to contact Carruth Center to access or use Talkspace.

Faculty & Staff

  • WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
    • The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free service offered to employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides professional staff and a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them. Services include mediation and trainings.
  • WVU ADVANCE Center
    • The ADVANCE Center is an academic hub that works with faculty, staff, and campus-wide leaders to disrupt institutional inequities and promote inclusive policies that sustain and grow a thriving culture and climate University-wide. 
  • Presentation: "Improving Work Life Satisfaction"
    • This presentation was given by the Department's own Dr. Micky Holcomb in 2016. It is based on materials from a partnership between AWIS and the Elsevier Foundation.