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Office of Wellness and Mental Health

At NOVA, we care about your emotional and physical well-being, in addition to your academic success.

Special Announcement

Having a tough day? Need a break? Need support but don't know where to start? Check out the Virtual Self-Care Kit and Self-Care Booklet for wellness strategies, e-resources, NOVA services, and counseling referral information to help you feel and be your best self, in school and beyond

About The Office of Wellness and Mental Health

The mission of the Office of Wellness and Mental Health is to provide assistance, resources, support, and interventions to members of the NOVA community in order to positively impact emotional development, healthy social skills and enhance academic success focusing on the individual as a whole: mind, body, and spirit.

Services Provided

The Office of Wellness and Mental Health is a hub for students to connect to resources and services related to wellness and mental health. While Virginia law prohibits us from providing direct services to students, we can provide referrals to:

  • Mental health providers
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Supplemental food, housing, and utilities support
  • Veterans support
  • Grief support
  • LGBTQIA support
  • Legal resources
  • Medical/health care
  • Educational resources for sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking
  • TimelyCare: 24/7 access to free mental health care for students