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Life happens... You have access to help!

Most of the time we can manage. But sometimes, and for certain problems, solutions aren't easy to find. HCC offers free, comprehensive wellness services through the WellConnect Student Assistance Program. Through WellConnect, students, their families, and members of their household have access to one-on-one, 24/7 mental health counseling; legal assistance; budget, debt, and financial counseling; new parent coaching; and numerous other services and resources. One of the benefits of this program is the flexibility it offers students, who are able to access one-on-one counseling at locations and times that are convenient for them.

Students can access WellConnect at any time by:

Calling 866.640.4777 (voice/TTY) 24 hours, 7 days a week
or via the WellConnect website at wellconnect.cuthrive.com
Registration code: HOLYOKE CC

Counseling and Coaching Support

When you are feeling overwhelmed it can be difficult to start something new - even if it means getting the help you need. WellConnect offers immediate in-the-moment support, as well as giving you the option to set up three FREE face-to-face or telephonic meetings to discuss your concerns in greater depth. When you call the HCC WellConnect line (866.640.4777) you will talk with a knowledgeable and experienced clinician who can help connect you to the resources you need – no matter what you're dealing with.

  • Counseling services are offered by Master level, licensed professionals (minimum 5 years post graduate experience)

  • Telephone consultation & coaching:

     Assess the student's needs 
     Develop an action plan 
     Problem-solving coaching

  • Short-term face-to-face & telephonic counseling:

      3 sessions per issue, at no cost for the student 
      24/7 access to a counselor for in-the-moment support  

Health & Wellness Coaching

The telephonic health coaching will assist you in making health related changes and decisions to strengthen your overall well being. Few examples of some of the topics you could learn about are:

  • Weight management
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Smoking cessation
  • Chronic conditions  

Legal Consultation

Wellconnect provides access to an attorney for free, 30-minute consultations by telephone and discounted rates for in-person services when needed. Some of the topics you can expect to find support on are:

  • –Child custody
  • Divorce
  • Contract language 

Financial Resources

Financial issues can leave you feeling stressed. Having someone with who you can discuss your options can help you feel more in control. This program offers you access to certified financial counselors to help address your financial concerns. Services include:

  • Budget & Debt
  • Tax Advice
  • Financial Planning
  • Credit issues
  • Identity theft
  • Bankruptcy
  • And more!

Community Resources and Referrals

From finding daycare for a toddler to taking care of an aging relative, our specialists will provide you with resources to help you make educated decisions. Some of our most frequent requests include:

  • Child/elder care services
  • Special needs programs
  • Adoption asssitance
  • Educational programs
  • New parent transition program

The CU Thrive website by NASPA: wellconnect.cuthrive.com

The student website offers artiles, tip sheets, videos, and trainings on a widerange of subjects that may impact you at any given time. The site also includes the College Response online screening program that provides screenings for the following subjects:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Mood disorders

Students in need of support on campus during normal college business hours (Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) should come to the Student Affairs office in FR224 or contact us at 413.552.2390 for immediate assistance. In addition to the services available through WellConnect, HCC offers on-campus programming throughout the year aimed at supporting health, wellness, and academic success.

WellConnect Student Newsletter

February 2017: What is Financial Literacy?

January 2017: Learning About Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 2016: Single Parenting Tips

November 2016: Social Media Etiquette in the Classroom

October 2016:10 Easy Ways to Boost your Physical Health Every Day

September 2016: Developing a Network of Supporters

August 2016: Defining Your Employment Objectives

July 2016: Your Lifestyle, Your Health

May 2016: When use becomes abuse

April 2016: Mastering the Principles of Positive Thinking

March 2016: Developing a Sense of Professionalism

February 2016: Get Motivated: Techniques for Firing Up Your College Experience

January 2016: Stress Management

December 2015: Coping with Grief and Loss

November 2015: Becoming a Self-Motivated Student

October 2015: PTSD Support

September 2015: Developing your Overall Fitness

August 2015: Technology Etiquette in the Classroom

July 2015: Time Management Skills

June 2015 - Reaching Out to a Troubled Friend

May 2015 - Addressing Anxiety

April 2015 - Minority Student Life

March 2015 - Developing Resilience

February 2015 - Understanding Depression

September 2014 - A Stress Management Plan for the New Semester

October 2014 - Bystander Responsibility

November 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease: Facts for Students

Faculty and Staff Information Resources: WellConnect Presentation (We recommend using Google Chrome or FireFox to view the presentation).


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040