Black Student Wellness

On this page you can find highlighted mental health services and resources intended for black students at UF.

This list is not exhaustive and individual needs will determine if anything on this list is relevant.

Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated[…] know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
 
Google Doc with Resources for Black Mental Health & Healing Racial Trauma

CWC Talks Podcast

CWC Talks is a podcast that interviews CWC staff about their experiences with mental health, both personally and professionally. Below you can find episodes featuring black clinicians.

Groups & Workshops

Every semester we offer numerous counseling groups and mental health workshops that address issues around identity and skill building, some specifically tailored for black students experiences.

  • Group therapy helps many clients feel a greater sense of connection to others and normalizes what they are going through.
  • Workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn new skills to strengthen personal resilience, develop healthy self-care habits, and grow their mental health awareness.


Join us for Wellness Wednesdays, a collaboration between the Counseling & Wellness Center and Black Affairs, to support Black students in learning how to strengthen personal well-being and develop skills which support collegiate mental health. Zoom-in for a one-to-one chat with a Black-Identifying CWC Counselor for consultation around attending to your mental health.

See Dates, Times & RSVP

Explore the healing and wellness counseling groups for Black students at UF to receive (and share) support with other Black students.

If you are interested in attending please call 352-392-1575 (8am-5pm) to arrange a brief consultation.

See Dates, Times & Learn More

CWC Aspire Coordinated Events

Reclaim & Reframe was space where Black Womxn shared a message, spoken word or poem with their experiences. R&R 2021 was held on July 21st, 2021.

Learn More About R&R 2021

This Healing and Transforming Racial Trauma series was developed to support Mental Health Professionals & Trainees in gaining deeper awareness, skills, knowledge, and relational capacity
It took place between March 2nd and May 17th, 2021 via Zoom.

Find recordings of all the presentations here.

Academics for Black Survival & Wellness: Resources For Black Folx

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (A4BL) is a space for healing and wellness for Black people as well as a personal and professional development initiative for Non-Black academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.


Black Student Wellness YouTube Playlist

Featuring meditations and talks by Black counselors and therapists for Black students. Curated and collected by the CWC.


Black Mental Health Matters Sticker

If you would like to receive one of our Black Mental Health Matters stickers, please submit the following request form.


UF Campus RESOURCES

Black Affairs as part of MCDA, provides educational, cultural, social and leadership development opportunities to support the success of Black students at the University of Florida. For more than 40 years, Black Affairs (formerly the Institute of Black Culture) has been a home away from home for numerous students moving through the University of Florida and continues to function as a resource for all members of the university community.

Black students Union (BSU) is an Organization and support system for Black students at UF. The organization grew into serving as a voice for issues affecting Black students on campus.

UF Black Effort (UFBE) – an opportunity to connect with the collective of Black students, faculty and alumni. You can reach out at ufblackeffort@gmail.com

UF’s Anti-Racism website The purpose of this site is to keep our community up-to-date on the work taking place at all levels across the university to understand our past, address racism and promote equity.

 


ASPIRE: Diversity & Inclusion Program

At CWC, we value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, ethnicity, color, worldview (religion, spirituality, and other values), age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, size, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. We strive to create a supportive and empowering environment that is inclusive of all students.


We want to hear from you

Are there more resources we should include or other communities you’d like to see Aspire supporting? You can leave your comments and suggestions by following the link below to our feedback form.

ASPIRE Feedback Form