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COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit and Resources

We are thinking about you and others in our global community during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you are staying safe. This toolkit has a list of resources to support well-being during this trying time. 

If you are concerned for your physical safety, please visit the CDC's website if you're in the United States and the World Health Organization's website if you're outside of the United States. If you're experiencing a mental health crisis and are in the United States, please call the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24 hour helpline at 1-800-950-6264.

COVID-19 is not specific to an ethnicity or race — disease does not discriminate. Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not tolerated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. If you are a member of the UW–Madison community and experience harassment or discrimination, you are encouraged to file a bias incident report (for students) or a complaint with the Office of Compliance (for employees).



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Resources for Families, Kids and College Students

Well-Being Videos

Awareness Practice for Kids

In this practice, lead by Center Founder and Director Richard Davidson, kids can learn a technique to cultivate their attention through being aware of their senses.

Finger Tracing Practice for Kids

Center well-being expert Chad McGehee shares a mindfulness-based practice to help kids calm the mind.

Being Mindful During a 'Thought Parade'

McGehee shares strategies for young adults on how to relate to our flurry of thoughts with a more mindful attitude.

Guided Meditation

This is a short, guided mindfulness exercise developed as part of "Kindness in the Classroom." Produced by PBS Wisconsin Education.

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