blog posts UIC Wellness Center Toolkit (Pop-Up Pantry, Wellness Coaching, Self-Care Webpage) WellnessUIC Pop-Up PantryThe UIC Pop-Up Pantry is a resource on campus to support food insecure registered UIC students. Students who shop at the pantry can walk away with a bag full of staples such as milk, eggs, bread, cereal, pasta, veggies, and canned items (food is based on availability as 100% of the pantry runs on donations). If students are interested in registering for the Pantry, they can stop by the Wellness Center office located in Student Center East, Suite 238, Monday-Friday 8:30am–5pm. All food insecure registered students are welcome to use the Pantry at no cost to them, all they need is a valid I-card! More information about the UIC Pop-Up Pantry here. Wellness CoachingAre you having a tough time transitioning to college? Would you benefit from speaking with a Health Educator on a wellness-related topic such as stress management, time management, study skills, and more? If so, please schedule a Wellness Coaching session with a Wellness Center Health Educator. During this one-time, 1-hour session, students receive concrete solutions they can implement as soon as they step away from the conversation. More information about Wellness Coaching here. Self-Care WebpageAre you having difficulties managing basic self-care practices such as taking breaks, eating a balanced meal, and/or incorporating movement into your daily routine? On the Taking Care of Our Flames Self-Care webpage, students can find music playlists, funny or relaxing videos, articles, resources, and general information on various self-care practices. Visit the Self-Care Webpage here. WellU Life Lifestyle TipsDo you believe you may benefit from receiving wellness-related infromation at your fingertips? If so, sign up here for our weekly Well U Life Listserv to receive information regarding Wellness Center events, Pop-Up Pantry announcements, FREE giveaways, UIC Resources, and access to important campus reminders. Students will also receive weekly lifestyle tips such as how to create healthy boundaries, practicing mindfulness, making friends, finding study spaces on campus, and much more. Friday DIY EventsAre you feeling lonely and wants to engage with the campus and make new friends? If so, sign up here for our weekly Well U Life Listserv so you can be the first to know about our in-person DIY events. In supporting student mental health, our DIY events offer students opportunities to actively socialize or engage in parallel play, all while participating in fun, crafty DIY events. If you are looking to build their sense of community and belonging, or looking for a place to de-stress and unwind, then our Friday DIY events are just for you! All students need is their I-card. 'When You're Ready' BookletHave you been the subject of sexual discrimination, harassment, or assault? Recognizing this can be a difficult and scary situation to navigate, we have created our 'When You are Ready' booklet in partnership with Access and Equity, Campus Advocacy Network, Counseling Center, Office of the Dean of Students, and several other departments. This booklet provides information and resources for individuals who are unsure what to do and what resources and support are available for them. You will still need to reach out to reporting sites in order to report sexual misconduct.This book is only a supportive resource. Click here for an electronic copy of our 'When You are Ready' booklet.