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Wellness Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff

SESP is dedicated to caring for our students, faculty, and staff beyond their academic pursuits. Health and wellness are key to our experiences at Northwestern. As we confront challenges, both personal and academic, SESP and the University have made resources available for our communities.  

For assistance and support within SESP, please connect with the following individuals:   

Northwestern Resources for Students

  • NUhelp: Student Safety and Well-being: Resources across the university to support student well-being, safety, academic support, and who to contact to receive help. Community members can share a concern about a student or a student's conduct.
  • Campus Resources for StudentsA robust list of resources to support students, including Affordable Instructional Resources, Counseling and Psychological Services, Emergency Fund, Purple Pantry, Medical Leave of Absence, and campus departments.
  • Academic Resources for StudentsAcademic Support and Learning Advancement, The Writing Place, Accessible NU, Books for 'Cats.
  • Dean of Students: Student Health and Wellness Resources: Wellness resources, including Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE); Chicago Health Services; and Evanston Health Services. 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS): Mental health services for Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students on the Evanston campus.
  • TimelyCare: Available to all students as a 24/7 resource to free virtual mental health support, including scheduled counseling and on-demand access to a mental health practitioner.  
  • Religious and Spiritual Life: Chaplains are available to Northwestern students to talk confidentially and provide support. 

Northwestern Resources for Faculty & Staff

  • Faculty and Staff Well-being: Resources to support personal and professional well-being. 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Offers support for faculty, staff, and postdoctoral trainees with 24/7 access to care advocates, short-term counseling, and text therapy.  
  • Faculty Wellness Program: Offers assistance to full-time faculty members who are experiencing difficulties in their professional or personal lives.
  • Mental Health First Aid: Read more about the program and training sessions here. Presentation from the November 2023 SESP training is here.

Additional University Resources