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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

College Mission Statement

Northern Virginia Community College provides equitable access to affordable and exceptional higher education and workforce programs, transforming the lives of our students and advancing opportunity in our community.

About The Office of Wellness and Mental Health

The Office of Wellness and Mental Health (OWMH) promotes a culture of care to assist NOVA students and community in accessing wellness and mental health resources, support, and interventions to positively enhance their social and emotional development, educational and career success. The aim is to focus 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