For those in the Lehigh community who may be struggling to cope with the realities of COVID-19, there are a number of resources available to assist you.
Below is a listing of programs, counseling services and other resources that are accessible to students, faculty and staff, as well as some additional information for parents and families.
University Counseling and Psychological Services
Throughout the semester, you may experience a mix of feelings, from excitement to challenge and everything in between. We encourage you to reach out to those most familiar and close to you for support, as well as offer to be there for others. If you're looking for additional spaces to take care of your well-being, check out our drop-in workshop, Live Better with Stress, or sign up for One Stitch at a Time to learn new coping skills, or join a therapy group to gain support from others. Stay updated with UCPS events and tips by following us on instagram @lehigh_UCPS and subscribing to our newsletter on our webpage. In addition, if you think it might be helpful to talk things through with a counselor, we welcome you to contact University Counseling and Psychological Services at 610-758-3880 or 610-758-5183. At this time, all of our services are available remotely. The center has counselors available 24/7 to talk and provide support and assistance.
Lehigh has partnered with LifeWorks, leaders in remote counseling support, to introduce the My Student Support Program (My SSP). Complementing Lehigh’s existing counseling services, My SSP provides 24/7 remote mental health and well-being support to students via the use of technology. Learn more about the program.
Tips on Maintaining Mental Well-Being
The Division of Student Affairs has created a series of study and workout plans to help students maintain and enhance their psychological and mental health fitness. Included are tips on how to stay connected, how to deal with anxiety, the importance of maintaining a routine, and more. Access this helpful resource here. Student Affairs also hosted a live discussion on mental health and wellness.
Headspace has coping with COVID-related guided meditations. For example: "Finding happiness at home," "Under the weather," "Reframing loneliness," "Mindful tech," "Recovering after tragedy," "Transforming difficulties," and "Washing your hands." Students can register/login to Headspace at https://work.headspace.com/lehighuniversity/member-enroll.
There are a number of events listed on the Lehigh website for you to join, including purely social events to provide a break from your studies. Browse all events on the events calendar.
Academic Support Resources
Lehigh is committed to ensuring that students have all the tools and support they may need to continue their educational experience during this time of remote learning. Academic support resources include the following:
Additional resources for students:
- Follow the Peer Health Advisors on Instagram for a mix of messages related to stress, COVID, academic resources, and other health-related topics: https://www.instagram.com/peerhealthlehigh/
- Lehigh After Dark may be another useful resource for events that build connection, community, and engagement. Follow LAD on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lehighafterdark/?hl=en and visit the website: https://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/lehigh-after-dark-lad.
- International students can check this FAQ created by the Office of International Students and Scholars, which includes updates on the latest information about visas, travel guidance and more.
- Resources and information for graduate students, including self-care tips, updates on COVID-19 and more, can be found on the Graduate Life homepage.