Help A Friend
College students face many stressors that can impact their life and academics. You may be the first one to notice signs of distress of another student. And you can help! At UF, it is our shared responsibility to look out for one another and we are here to support you.
Thank you for helping us live in a caring campus community!
Learn How to Help and Refer
The UF Counseling and Wellness Center offers a free online resource, at-risk Kognito,
to help you:
- Notice when friends are showing signs of stress and learn how to talk about it.
- Practice bringing up your concerns for your friend.
- Learn how to motivate your friend to seek help.
If you have a friend you are concerned about, participate in this FREE online training simulation to learn effective referral techniques to help and refer.
To take the course, follow the instructions below:
- Go to Kognito page: www.kognitocampus.com/student
- Click “Access Training”
- Fill out form using enrollment key: [ufl2323]
- Follow on-screen instructions
4 Ways to Call for Help
- If you are worried about the immediate safety of a student(s), please call 911 immediately. Please remember that calling 911 is not a crime and Medical Amnesty policy protects UF students from getting in trouble when there is a medical emergency.
- If there is no immediate safety concerns but you are worried about a friend, CWC staff would be happy to provide support you. For a confidential consultation, please call 352-392-1575.
- Remember U Matter, We Care. When you're worried about a student or classmate, also consider calling 294-CARE to share your observations with UF Dean of Students Office.
- Call an anonymous hotline. There is always someone available on-call to discuss your concerns anonymously. Making a call today can make a significant difference.