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The University offers mental health resources for faculty and staff as well as training opportunities to help foster a supportive community. 

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Resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program

The West Virginia University Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free service offered to employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides a safe place and professional staff to help sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them.

If you need to talk, we’re here to listen. For an appointment call  304-293-5590.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program


Employee Wellness and Perks

Information from WVU Talent and Culture about employee wellness and perks, including the WVU Wellness Center, enrichment and educational opportunities, family resources, available discounts, health screenings and more. 

Employee Wellness and Perks


Mindful Steps WV

Developed by the WVU Health Sciences Center Wellness Center, a six week course, mindfulness workshops, weekly onsite group meditation practices, and audio and video files teach you how to incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily life.

Mindful Steps WV


WV211

WV211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. A collaborative project of the United Ways of West Virginia.

WV211

WVU Collegiate Recovery Faculty/Staff Meetings

WVU Collegiate Recovery offers a faculty/staff support group for those who identify as being in recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders and any other mental health or behavioral concern. All pathways to recovery are welcome at this meeting. To help protect anonymity, these meetings are closed to WVU students.

For more information or to obtain the private Zoom link, contact  olivia.pape@mail.wvu.edu.

WVU Collegiate Recovery Schedule


In The Rooms: An Online Addiction Recovery Community

In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

In the Rooms


COVID-19 Mental Health Practices

This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.

Taking care of yourself

Concerned about a student?

Are you unsure of how to help a student who is struggling or having learning issues?

Get Help for a Student

The Carruth Center provides consultation services to others who are concerned about the wellbeing of our students. Anyone can contact them regarding their concerns.

Get Help for a Student

Tips for Referring a Student

A student may go to a friend or close faculty/staff member on campus for support before coming to a counselor. Learn what to do if you find yourself in that position.

How to talk to a student about counseling

WVU CARE Team

The CARE Team is committed to identifying, preventing, assessing, intervening and reducing threats to the safety and wellbeing of students and the greater WVU community.

Make a CARE Referral

training and outreach

Would you like more training in mental health topics for yourself or for your students? Browse opportunities by group and audience.

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The DEI classroom offers training on topics including bystander intervention, implicit bias, Title IX, Children on Campus and more.

See classroom schedule

WellWVU

WellWVU presents mental health training resources for both students and faculty/staff, including virtual and in-person options. 

Mental Health Training Resources

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct provides a variety of workshops and presentations including conflict management, communications skills and more. 

Request a Workshop

The Carruth Center 

The Carruth Center provides information and awareness in the areas of mental health and psychological concerns. 

Carruth Center Outreach

training for faculty/staff

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues.  Participants learn skills like assessing for suicide or harm, listening non-judgmentally, giving reassurance and information, and encouraging professional help and self-help strategies.

Mental Health First Aid


Get Inclusive Mental Wellbeing Modules

Though these modules are geared towards students, we encourage staff and faculty members to work through them as they provide useful insight so that we can better serve our students. 

Training modules include Voices for Change (which includes information on alcohol, sexual violence, bias, inclusion, bullying/hazing), Title IX for Faculty and Staff and Child Abuse - Responsible Employee Training (also known as Children on Campus).

Access Get Inclusive


Safe Zone Training

The LGBTQ+ Center is committed to providing faculty, staff and student leaders with the necessary knowledge and tools to serve as allies to the LGBTQ+ community on campus.

 Safe Zone Training


Sexual Violence Prevention Training

Bystander intervention, inclusivity, stalking awareness and more from the D iversity, Equity and Inclusion training programs.

 Title IX Prevention Training


University Police Training Programs

Learn what to do in an active shooter situation, how to identify types of violence and help female students learn how to defend themselves. 

 University Police Training Programs

training for your students

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs

Programs from WellWVU that aim to increase students’ knowledge of protective factors to keep them safe while drinking & decrease the negative consequences associated with alcohol misuse.

 AOD Programs


Student Wellbeing Ambassador Team (SWAT)

These peer educators, or Wellbeing Ambassadors, are trained every semester to facilitate and properly educate peers in the areas of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, Sexual Health and Stress Management.

Meet the SWAT team


WellWVU Programs

WellWVU presents interactive, engaging and educational programs upon request for groups of students. We have many pre-planned programs centered on a variety of health topics.

Request a Program