9/10 Wellness Spotlight: UHS Support Group

Wellness Spotlight: UHS Support Groups

By Elaine Goetz-Berman, Graduate Student Assistance Specialist

As the school year begins, the importance of taking care of yourself and finding work-life balance is critical. University Health Services (UHS) offers many opportunities to do just that. One opportunity is through the graduate student support groups offered each semester.

Group counseling provides students with the opportunity to connect with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space. Groups allow students to share about their experiences with others who can understand and relate to their concerns, connect across differences to learn new perspectives, and experiment with new ideas, behaviors, and ways of being or interacting. It is also a wonderful opportunity to build a supportive network of students outside of you program.

Some examples of the groups offered are:

  • Graduate Students’ Group
  • Dissertators’ Group
  • Graduate Women’s Group

Several wellness groups and workshops are also offered, including yoga, meditation, and mindful living.

A full listing of groups and schedules can be found here.

These groups fill up quickly. To join a group, log in to your MyUHS account to schedule an Access Appointment or contact the Mental Health Services reception desk by dialing 608-265-5600 (option 2). During your consultation, let the counselor know that you’re interested in joining a group.

These groups are free to students, and there are no session limits.

For more mental health resources, visit the UHS website on mental health.



The Dean of Students Office provides resources to students struggling with a variety of issues, and can be your go-to spot for assistance as a graduate student. To contact the Dean of Students Office’s Graduate Student Assistance Specialist Elaine Goetz-Berman directly, email egoetz2@wisc.edu.