Health & Wellness

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a communication style that Wolverine Wellness has adopted for the way we do our work. It shows up in written materials, supervision, workshops, partnerships with others and it underlies the Wellness Coaching program. It’s a philosophy that allows us to meet students where they are and help move them forward in their educational and personal journeys. Five staff in Wolverine Wellness are uniquely qualified to train in this area, as they have been accepted into the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

Compassionate Conversations

Communicating compassionately with friends and family is a key component of maintaining healthy relationships. Avoiding judgement of others and being an active listener are big steps in creating caring conversations.

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)

This survey is sponsored by UHS and implemented by the American College Health Association and focuses on students' behaviors and perceptions related to health and wellness topics.

Well-being for U-M Students

The well-being of students is important to help them succeed and thrive.

Resources designed for students include: 

Wolverine Wellness

WW Staff

Wolverine Wellness fosters personal & community well-being for U-M students, in college and beyond.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention


Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention work at Wolverine Wellness is student-centered and uses evidence-based strategic interventions, collaboration, innovation and the incorporation of the wellness dimensions to reduce harmful consequences of alcohol and other drug use.

The goal is to support students in achieving their personal and academic potential.

Safer Sex Supplies

Condoms and other products for safer sex:

We have a variety of condoms, lubricant, and dental dams that are available free for students. Visit our table outside Wolverine Wellness on the ground floor of UHS. We thank you for sanitizing your hands and maintaining social distancing when picking up safer sex items.

UHS Pharmacy sells condoms and other safer sex products, as do area pharmacies. Products are also available for purchase online and can be shipped to your home. 

Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include acting in accordance with your values, knowing and respecting boundaries (both yours and your partners’), and consent.

Healthy romantic and sexual relationships can take many different forms. Some people like to date one person, while others prefer to date several people, or none at all. Relationships can include more than two people. Romantic relationships may or may not include sex. Any of these relationship styles can be healthy, as long as all involved feel like their needs and wants are being respected.

Sexual Health

Sexuality is a broad concept - it includes desires, values, identities, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. How we take care of ourselves with regard to sexuality is our sexual health. 

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:

Eating Disorders

Recovery is possible! Learn the signs and what to do about an eating disorder.