Wellbeing Resources

Students walking on Northrop Mall in the Fall

There are many resources and services across campus that can help you manage your health and wellbeing needs. 

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Affinity Support Groups

BIPOC Mental Health Collective
The Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Collective (MHC) was formed in January 2019 due to a community desire to create a radical healing space to foster conversations around the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing in our communities. This is a space for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Middle Eastern and North African (MENA), Desi, Asian, and/or People of Color voices, experiences, and stories. Mixed race, QTIPOC, and trans-racial adopted folks, we see you and welcome you into the space.

Student Counseling Services Affinity Groups
Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers space for affinity groups to connect and create community for increased support in moving toward healing or change around specific challenges. 

  • BAAAM! - Black, African American, African Meeting space
  • DACA and Undocumented Student Affinity Group
  • Mixed/Multiracial Connections
  • Affinity Group for Asian/Asian American Students
  • Pláticas: Latinx Connection Space

Boynton Mental Health Online Group Therapy
Boynton Health offers online group therapy throughout the semester. There are many groups, but below are some specifically related to communities represented on this website.

  • First Gen Support Group
  • My Gender, My Way
  • Mixed/Multiracial Connections

Parents As Students (Undergraduate) Support Group
The Parents As Students Support (PASS) group helps student parents connect, develop support networks, and build community.

Counseling Support

Student Counseling Services (SCS)
The SCS staff and trainees are committed to continuing their work of diversity and equity. There is a Diversity Liaison Counselor who works to form relationships with students who have experienced more barriers to accessing traditional counseling services.

ISSS Counseling
ISSS counselors are trained to provide both counseling and advising. Counseling usually involves a more in-depth meeting than advising.  Counselors will offer suggestions for ways to improve your situation, and will make appropriate referrals to other University offices, as needed.

Boynton Mental Health
Boynton offers counseling, psychiatric treatment, and urgent mental health care, among other resources.

Let's Talk
Let’s Talk is a program that provides informal drop-in consultations at locations around campus for U of M students throughout the academic year. They offer free, confidential, drop-in services for students. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment, but counselors can listen to specific problems, provide support, help explore solutions and give information about other resources. 

If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please utilize one of these resources.

Self-Guided Support and Resources

YOU @ U of MN
Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance. It’s all here at UMN.

Learn to Live
Online programs for stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Choose the right program for you: our Social Anxiety Program, our Depression Program, our Insomnia Program, our Substance Use Program, or our Stress, Anxiety and Worry Program. Enter code UMN.

Effective U
Effective U is a series of self-guided online tutorials designed to help students learn strategies for dealing with everything from managing time, money, and stress, through studying efficiently and preparing for exams. They were created to address common issues where academic health and mental health intersect.

Food & Nutrition Resources

Nutritious U Food Pantry
Free groceries available to any University of Minnesota student. Any student can visit the food pantry, no proof of need is needed.

Discounted Apartment and Commuter Meal Plans
University Dining Services has discounted meal plans for students living off-campus and commuter students! With a Meal Plan, you get easy access to breakfast, lunch or dinner meals in four residential restaurants (Bailey, Pioneer, Sanford, and 17th Ave Halls).

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Formerly called Food Stamps, SNAP can help you with extra cash to buy groceries. Complete this screening survey to see if you are likely eligible

Food Resource Locator
Find local food shelves, dining sites, discounted groceries and more near you.