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Patriots Thriving Together

At Mason, we’re committed to Everyone Thriving Together. You’ll find a wide range of experiences and resources designed to improve your well-being and overall mental health. The best well-being practices and habits are the ones that work for you, so test drive a number of these resources. Bring a friend along with you for your social well-being.

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Your Journey to Well-Being At Mason

You’ll find Mason’s well-being resources organized here under the three categories of non-credited learning experiences, academic credit experiences, and general resources.


Non-Credited Learning Experiences

Clifton Strengths is an assessment that Mason students and employees can access for free and use to improve self-awareness, foster development and find direction.

Engineer Your Well-Being is a well-being community that is focused on helping participants discover their sources of happiness.

The Leading to Well-Being Speaker Series features free presentations from innovative speakers who work at the intersection of leadership and well-being.

Mason BurnAlong is an online platform that offers Mason students and employees free on-demand well-being classes and programs on many topics, from physical fitness to mindfulness meditation.

Mental Health First Aid for Faculty and Staff is free training that shows how to help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mindful Mason Moments presents free mindfulness meditation sessions for the Mason community at noon on weekdays each semester.

The Resilience Badge is a fully online, asynchronous learning opportunity on the well-being science of resilience.

Rx Racial Healing Circles foster well-being conversations about diversity and inclusion as participants share their stories with each other.

Academic Credit Experiences

The Well-Being Learning Community is an inclusive community where students are encouraged to explore well-being topics through reflective learning and shared experiences.

Well-Being Minors and Courses at Mason include two well-being minors for undergraduate students, a graduate certificate, and a variety of courses related to all aspects of well-being.

Mental Health First Aid for Students is free training with academic credit, that shows how to help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

General Resources

The Campus Ministry Association provides spiritual well-being support for students of all faiths.

The Center for Psychological Services is the primary training clinic for graduate students in Mason’s clinical and school psychology program, and serves the community through a range of treatment services — primarily therapy, psychoeducational testing and mental health evaluations.

Counseling and Psychological Services appointments are available for individual counseling.

Counseling and Psychological Services crisis support is available at all times.

Counseling and Psychological Services drop-in mental health workshops cover a variety of different well-being topics.

Elena’s Scholarships for Student Well-Being are  awarded to students whose lives can benefit from resources to support their well-being in various domains.

Human Resources and Payroll News shares the latest well-being and compliance announcements to support Mason employee well-being.

Human Resources and Payroll well-being page presents resources to support university well-being.

Leadership Education and Development provides  leadership training, resources, services, and recognition to empower students to create positive change.

“Let’s Help Our Students” is a resource guide produced by University Life to help faculty and staff support student well-being and mental health at Mason.

Mason CARES suicide prevention program is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty, staff, and students in how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Mason Chooses Kindness helps Mason Patriots change the world for the better, one small act of kindness at a time.

The Mason Chooses Kindness toolkit presents fun facts about kindness and well-being resources to help people be more kind.

Mason Recreation helps Mason Patriots go on an active journey toward well-being.

Office of Sustainability provides leadership in environmental, social, and economic stewardship for community well-being.

Science of Well-Being columns from the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being help people learn more about the science of well-being.

Student Health Services provides accessible and affordable health care services to currently enrolled Mason students in a caring and confidential environment. 

Student Support and Advocacy Center provides well-being support and resources in the areas of sexual and interpersonal violence, financial well-being, substance use, collegiate recovery, and overcoming barriers to personal success.

Thriving Together Series well-being articles present research and practices people can use to strengthen all aspects of their well-being.

University Career Services helps prepare and connect career-ready students for post-graduate success. 

University Life cares for the whole student by promoting inclusive well-being and fostering lifelong learning to prepare ethical leaders for the world.

Well-being events from the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being help Mason students, Mason employees, and the public strengthen all aspects of their well-being.

Well-being events for students on Mason 360 help Mason students strengthen all aspects of their well-being.


Thriving Together Series

Thriving Together Series articles run throughout each semester and cover diverse topics. Every article presents research and practices you can use to strengthen a different aspect of your well-being. 

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Mason Chooses Kindness

Mason Chooses Kindness is creating a kindness revolution by helping Patriots change the world for the better, one small act of kindness at a time. 

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Emotional Support Line

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, or grief? Mason students and employees can access free and confidential support from the GMU Center for Psychological Services’ Emotional Support Line. Call 703-215-1898 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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