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.
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.
Assess the student's needs
Develop an action plan
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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).