Student Wellness Resources

KU School of Social Welfare students have access to wellness resources in the School, at the University of Kansas, and in the Lawrence community. Find information about available wellness resources on this page.

The Student Support Coordinator at the KU School of Social Welfare works to create supports for students’ well-being and success at all levels and in all educational spaces – Lawrence, Edwards, Pittsburg, Salina and online. Meet the Student Support Coordinator and learn how to schedule an appointment.

Student Support Coordinator

Resources by Location

All Students, including Jayhawk Global, K-State Salina and Pittsburg State University partner sites

The supports listed below are available to all KU SSW Students, including Jayhawk Global, and the K-State Salina and Pittsburg State University partner sites.

  • Vanessa Sanburn, Student Support Coordinator for the School of Social Welfare can help you navigate resources and support, help you communicate with instructors in times of crisis, connect you with university departments or outside agencies, and/or help you develop a plan to navigate challenges. 
  • Joe Bush, Professional Writing Consultant for the School of Social Welfare, will work with any student in the School of Social Welfare on any type of writing, including resumes, at any step in the writing process, from brainstorming and prewriting to a final read-through.
  • TELUS Health offers free, 24/7 mental health support to KU students.
  • The Student Access Center assists students with disabilities by facilitating accommodations that remove barriers to their academic success.
  • The University Academic Support Centers provides tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer academic coaching, writing center services and workshops to assist students in their academic success and to enhance their collegiate experience at KU.
  • 988 Lifeline—call or text, anytime!
  • KU Student Affairs: Student Resources
  • Accessible KU: Community Mental Health Supports 
  • Emergency Aid Network links & Emergency Fund application
  • The Mental Health Coalition Resource Library

Lawrence Campus Resources

  1. KU CAPS Self Help Library
  2. My SSP
  3. KU Psychological Clinic
  4. Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging : Campus Map

    Edwards Campus Resources

    National Wellness Resources

    Mental Health Resources: U.S. Department of Justice

    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, confidential support.

    National Helpline: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families needing support for mental health and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. This site addresses common questions about searching for support for mental health and substance use needs.

    Resources for Current Students

    Information and student support
    Find program guides, student support services and more within the School.
    Current Student Resources