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We take a broad approach to wellness and would like to help you stay well in terms of your physical health, relationships, academics & career, financial situation and more. Reach out to the Office of Student Affairs or any of the other YLS, Yale-based and non-Yale resources below.
Connect to Care Survey
C2C is an anonymous and confidential recommendation engine where you can input preferences and receive tailored mental health & wellness resources at YLS/Yale. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete and you may use it multiple times regardless of where you are in your mental health journey.
Peer Advocate Program
Peer Advocates are nominated by peers at YLS to serve as support and guidance for the entire student body. Contact Peer Advocates here.
To schedule a one-on-one health coaching session (including time management, stress reduction, sleep, exercise, nutrition or quitting smoking), email Student Health Educator Lauren Horner.
Yale Well is a comprehensive survey of resources created by the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. It includes opportunities for physical activity, spiritual and religious practice, participation in student organizations, peer-to-peer counseling and local opportunities for engagement.
The Student Accessibility Services Office can work with you in accessing the support you need while at YLS. Accommodations may include note-taking assistance, adjustments to exam time/timing/location and addressing physical accessibility and transportation challenges. Note: professors are not informed that you are receiving an accommodation.
The Good Life Center offers programming to nourish your sense of flourishing while at Yale. Past events have included restorative yoga for race-based trauma, masculinity, afro-indigeneity & wellness and body positivity. Numerous resources are shared with more detail in the Good Life newsletter.
Counselors and CDO Student Advisors are available to discuss your concerns and help you chart and navigate your career path.
You can find advice on time management and staying motivated and organized. The Poorvu’s Graduate Writing Lab can help greatly with your Supervised Analytic Writing (SAW) paper; you may schedule an individual writing consultation here or email Patricia Trainor (an attorney as well) to join a peer writing group.
The cultural centers act as social hubs for students from various cultures or ethnicities and foster a sense of cultural identity and well-being
Afro-American Cultural Center (aka Af-Am House)– 203-432-4132
Asian American Cultural Center – 203-432-4356
La Casa Cultural Center – 203-432-0856
Native American Cultural Center – 203-432-0349
There is also the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale – 203-432-9419
YLS Meditation Toolbox
The Headspace app allows you to browse and pick from courses and single meditation sessions to suit your mood and lifestyle. Choose your session length, replay your favorites, and learn how to apply mindfulness to everyday activities. We have limited subscriptions available exclusively to YLS students.
The Tapping Solution
In under ten minutes, you can reduce your stress and anxiety by 41% with ETF tapping. Tapping is a mind-body stress management tool used on a variety of issues (anxiety, pain, procrastination, eating, trauma, etc.). The Tapping Solution is offering six months of premium membership to all YLS students.
Ten Percent Happier
With the Ten Percent Happier app, you'll discover guided meditations and practical teachings you can follow anywhere. If you are looking for a diversity of teachers and perspectives, you'll find it here. We have limited subscriptions available exclusively to YLS students.