Free Mental Health and Wellness Resources on Campus

By Coral Nafziger

Spending time on self-care can be a proactive way to improve mental health. These services are offered for free on campus for students who are looking for ways to take care of themselves.

Free Counseling Services
In an appointment at the counseling center, a certified counselor will help you assess what is going on and help find the right course for you.
Foss Building, Room 5245
(206) 546-4594

Wellness Area
The Counseling Center includes an quiet area with soothing music and relaxing activities including coloring and lego-style plastic bricks. No appointment is necessary.
Foss Building, Room 5245

Intramural and Wellness

According to Dr. Gwyn Hoffman-Robinson, SCC’s exercise activities are a helpful resource for students whose mental health is impacted by lack of physical activity.
See to find information about physical activities including open gym, fitness center, yoga, physical training, circuit training, trail walking, zumba, soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, ping pong and cornhole.

Breathe Activities

The week before finals week each quarter the school offers free wellness activities. This quarter they will include professional massage, food, crafts, and a visit from certified therapy dogs.

Wellness Wednesdays
Counseling Services presents topical sessions on Wellness. The final Wellness Wednesday of the quarter will be on “Increasing Happiness” at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Room 9208. For more information, contact Sheryl Copeland at (206) 533-6712 or [email protected]

Disability Services

Students with diagnosed mental illnesses may be eligible for accommodations such as extensions on assignments, private testing areas and priority registration. Visit Foss Building, Room 5226 for more information.

Tutoring Services

For students whose mental health is being impacted by stress related to school work, free tutoring services are available. Visit the library, Room 4228 for more information.

Mental Health Awareness Society

The group discusses projects for bringing awareness to mental health issues including eradicating stigma. They also strive to provide a safe space for people to talk about their mental health concerns.
4-5 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 9201

Light Box
This is not available yet, but an area where students can spend time with a light box is underway.