As a friend, family member or UF faculty you may be the first one to notice signs of distress of a student. At UF, it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another and we are here to support you help distressed students. The UF Counseling and Wellness Center offers a free online resource, Kognito, to help you notice when students show signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate them to seek help.
QPR (for Question, Persuade and Refer) is 1.5 hour interactive training for suicide prevention. The course covers myths regarding suicide, warning signs, and how to inquire about suicides. The course also includes an opportunity for questions and discussion. This training is available to faculty, staff, students, and organizations across the University of Florida campus.
We also offer QPR trainings for campus departments and offices and can accommodate group trainings of up to 35 people. If you are interested in holding a training for your area follow the button below and complete your request at least three weeks prior to your requested date.
If you have any questions about the QPR Training, please call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 352-392-1575 and ask to speak with Dr. Amy Crandall
Ready to enhance your well-being? Join us to Build Your Gator Wellness Toolkit in recognition of suicide prevention awareness month!
This week of transformative workshops is designed to equip you with tools, strategies, and skills to elevate your wellness!Whether you're seeking a sense of calm, personal growth, or a deeper connection with the campus community, this week has something for everyone.
Let's embark on this wellness journey together and emerge stronger, healthier, and more resilient than ever!
Join us for a heartfelt gathering to remember& celebrate the lives of our loved ones. We will share memories & forge connections to strengthen the Gator community, while developing self-soothing techniques & coping strategies for times of remembrance.
Join us for a hands-on experience where you'll create your own essential oil blend designed to help with self-soothing. Plus, grab valuable handouts packed with information about wellness resources, self-care & sleep hygiene. ALSO the first 10 students to participate will receive an exclusive Gator Glow tote bag!
Join us to engage in mindfulness-based activities designed to help you navigate negative thoughts and develop essential skills for embracing self-acceptance.
Get ready to unleash your creativity and spread some positivity with us! During this event, you’ll get to channel your inner artist while we paint rocks with positive affirmations & inspiring phrases to serve as important reminders of your Gator strength, resilience, spirit!
During this session, you’ll learn about tips and tools to help you weather the storms of student life with resilience. You can participate in our “Weathering the Storm” activity, and/or create your own calming glitter jar to develop your Gator Wellness toolkit!
Embrace your inner adventurer as we kick off an epic scavenger hunt! Throughout the day, we will post clues on our social media accounts (@ufcwc) that will lead you on a thrilling hunt across campus to discover wellness resources!
The three steps of QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) cover the warning signs of suicide and how to help those in crisis. You will also receive a QPR booklet as a review and resource tool.
Our Suicide Prevention Resources page contains a list of support hotlines, suicide myths and facts, and information on how to support someone who is considering suicide.Visit our Suicide Prevention Resources