Community Check-Ins

Community check-ins are intended to help foster a sense of connection, provide informal support and consultation, and connect students to campus resources, when needed. The casual nature of these spaces paired with guidance from Counseling Center staff and peer support contribute to an environment that promotes emotional and mental well-being. 

While an extension of Counseling Center services, community check-ins are not a form of treatment. Attending community check-ins does not mean you are a client of the Counseling Center.

Asian Student Community Care Space

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April 14th - June 9th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Join us in our weekly drop-in virtual care space centering the voices and experiences of WWU’s Asian student community, offered by the WWU Ethnic Student Center and the WWU Counseling Center.

Register HERE!

Veteran Services Community Check-In

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April 5th - June 7th
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

A drop-in virtual space for veteran and veteran dependent students to find support via social connection and consultation with a Counseling Center staff therapist. This is an opportunity for students to access information and resources to support their mental health and well being without engaging in formal counseling. This space also offers the opportunity to connect with peers around shared experiences, which is something all of us need more than ever during these times of social isolation and uncertainty.

Questions? Please email Gabrielle Hope-Foucault, LMHC

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, the Let’s Talk Program is not currently offered in-person. The Counseling Center is working with campus partners to develop a series of community check-ins to continue offering drop-in consultation. For information about upcoming community check-ins or to collaborate with the Counseling Center, please check back or email Chris Edwards, Outreach Coordinator

Let's Talk Program

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Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultation at locations around campus for WWU students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Just show up for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about additional resources or how to establish care with a mental health provider. Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. The counselor consultant can listen to your specific concerns and serve as a bridge to the Counseling Center or other support services as needed

Common concerns brought up at Let’s Talk include:

  • Stress
  • Sadness
  • Worry
  • Relationship issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Family problems
  • Adjustment issues
  • Identity concerns
  • Culture shock
  • Financial strain
  • ...and more!

Questions about Let’s Talk? Visit the Let’s Talk Guide or email Chris Edwards, Outreach Coordinator

The Let’s Talk program at Western Washington University is based on the Let’s Talk Program at Cornell University. With permission, some of the material from this website has been adapted or reproduced from the Cornell University Let’s Talk website. We would like to thank Matt Boone, LCSW, for his assistance in helping us launch this program on our campus. This successful model has paved the way for us and many others.