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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

BIG NEWS! The NOVACares Office has a new name, The Office of Wellness and Mental Health! This new name will shed light on how the dimensions of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, occupational, and environmental wellness impact students inside and outside of the classroom.

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