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Signature Events

Our signature events are the large annual events coordinated by UH Wellness. Many of these events were started by UH Wellness have evolved over the years - with a focus on educating our campus community around a specific health and wellness issue while developing skills and healthy coping strategies.

Fresh Check Day
Fresh Check Day is a national event from The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF) that seeks to bring awareness of various types of mental health issues and coping strategies, along with collegiate mental health resources in an approachable and interactive experience. Partners include Counseling & Psychological Services, UH Health Center, Campus Recreation, Cougars in Recovery, Center for Students with Disabilities, Dean of Students, Women and Gender Resource Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, Veteran's Services, SMART Cougars, Cougar Peer Educators, Cougar Mental Health Advocates, and the American Medical Student Association.

Join us for free giveaways and an honest and open conversation on mental health!

Out of the Darkness
The Out of Darkness Campus Walk is coordinated in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is held annually at the University of Houston to bring awareness to suicide, and as a way for loved ones at UH and the surrounding Houston community to memorialize family or friends who have been lost to suicide.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Each April, UH Wellness coordinates the campus-wide observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with various campus partners. Through a variety of mediums, including workshops, trainings, movie screenings, panels and art projects – we seek to bring light to issue of campus sexual assault by engaging our community in ways to step up and prevent all acts of violence.

Suicide Prevention Week
Each September we recognize National Suicide Preventio Week by hosting a series of events, trainings, and other educational events to bring awareness to the reality of suicide in our society. Through this week, we hope our campus community is aware of the resources offered on-campus, how to know the signs of someone that is struggling, and how to best provide support and encouragement.

Unwind with Wellness on Wednesdays
Unwind with Wellness on Wednesdays are stress-free event are held every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semester. Being one of the largest events organized by UH Wellness each semester, Unwind with Wellness provides students with unique relaxation experiences, like chair massages, therapy pets, meditation, and Do It Yourself Projects.

World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, started in 1988, is a worldwide event designed to bring awareness to the fight against HIV. Designed to honor those individuals living with HIV and to memorialize those who have died, World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1.