Well-Being Programming

Fresh Check Day

During Healthy Campus Week, "Fresh Check Day" shared resources, tips, conversation and de-stress activities with students. It was sponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation, and we look forward to continuing to host it!

A Variety of Programs Workshops, Consultations, Trainings & More

The Center for Well-Being provides information on mental health topics in a variety of formats — from handouts to workshops to community events.

Educational Workshops

We do our best to accommodate workshop requests for classes or groups. The Center for Well-Being designs workshops with the goals of raising awareness and providing information regarding mental health to as many people as possible.

If you are interested in having the Center host a workshop, please contact Dr. Malini Basdeo, Director of Well-Being Outreach and Prevention Services, at WBCprograms@american.edu. Please submit outreach requests at least 10 business days prior to an event.

QPR Training

Offered to all AU faculty, staff, and student-led organizations, QPR training focuses on teaching individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and provide guidelines to: Question a person about those thoughts,  Persuade them to get help, and  Refer the person for support. This interactive training is one hour in length.

Interested in scheduling a QPR training? Email WBCprograms@american.edu. Please give at least three weeks notice when submitting a request. 

Student Requests for Interviews for Class Assignments

Due to the heavy demand for services, the Well-Being Center is generally not able to grant requests for in-person interviews with clinicians for class assignments. However, the Center will do its best to accommodate such requests. It must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.

Email your request to WBCprograms@american.edu

Peer Health Educators

A group of students who are peer health educators pose, smiling.Peer Health Educators play key roles in many initiatives, such as the outreach during Covid restrictions

The Center for Well-Being has an amazing group of students who help promote wellness on campus. The Peer Health Educators program (PHE) is a year-long program where students learn skills on applying health education skills uniquely to college-age students. This part of a one credit course.

Interested in learning more about the PHE program? Please e-mail TJ Callan at tjcallan@american.edu or stop by Hughes Hall 105. 

Urgent Outreach Needs

The Center realizes that there are times when urgent outreach needs arise (e.g., when there is a tragic event or injustice). In these cases, please contact us, and every effort will be made to respond promptly.

Social Media

The Center for Well-Being believes that growth can happen in the digital space. Visit our social media pages (@AUWellBeing) for more helpful handouts and tips. 

Continuing Education

AU's Center for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American University Center for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Grievance Policy

Please view this information to be informed about the Grievance Policy.

Two students pet a dog laying on the grass on the Quad.

Dogs on the Quad

Four people pet a therapy dog sitting in the grass.

De-Stress with Dogs 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Two students stand in front of a table explaining Fresh Check Day, with three people standing by the table.

Fresh Check Day

A photo of a piece of paper with "What make you feel safe?" written in the center. Many answers surround it, like "feeling heard" or "faith" or "friends."

Fresh Check Day

A table for Fresh Check Day has three people gathered around, with one using several bottles on the table to make mocktails.

Fresh Check Day