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UT AUSTIN WELLNESS NETWORK
MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION COMMITTEE


This committee brings together faculty, staff, and students in order to cultivate a culture that supports and practices evidence-informed mental health promotion at UT-Austin. Specifically, any initiative that emerges from this committee will look at one or more of the following: mindfulness, expressing gratitude, social connectedness, resilience, personal growth & life-purpose discovery, self-acceptance, or creativity & play.

All campus community members with an interest in mental health are invited to participate. Email our committee chair(s) Kelsey Lammy and Anna Tutum to learn more or get involved.

Initiatives

The Mental Health Promotion Committee seeks to address mental health-related issues through the following campus initiatives:

Canvas Group

Our online, Canvas-based Mental Health Promotion Group brings together interested UT students, faculty, and staff. Members can interact, learn more about mental health, and raise awareness on campus. The online group has monthly discussion posts, mental health resources, a forum to ask questions, a calendar of events, and tips for incorporating mental health activities into your classrooms and meetings.You can join the Mental Health Promotion Canvas Group at anytime by contacting committee chair(s) Kelsey Lammy and Anna Tutum.

Self-Care Spots

This interactive map represents some of the best spots on campus for taking a break from your busy day to take care of yourself- as voted by UT students. Use the self-care spots map to locate your optimal spot and find more information above about how to take care of yourself while you’re there!

Mental Health Promotion Week

The Mental Health Promotion Committee supports and helps to advertise the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s annual Mental Health Promotion week. This week includes campus-wide events focused on promoting elements of positive emotional well-being. Programs throughout the week emphasize the benefits of exploring social connections, mindfulness, gratitude, resilience, unplugging from technology, inclusivity, and creativity and play. The overall theme of Mental Health Promotion week is “Be Kind To Your Mind” and takes place the second week of April.


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anna tutum

Leadership:
Anna Tutum


Anna is a current master’s student in Health Behavior and Health Education at UT. She is focusing on healthy aging and dementia, and currently interns at AGE of Central Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Southwestern University in History and French. Anna spent several years working in higher education with international students after studying abroad in Nantes, France. Most recently, Anna worked in the UT Austin International Office advising students on health and insurance in the U.S.



kelsey lammy


Leadership:
Kelsey Lammy


Kelsey is the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at the Counseling and Mental Health Center. She co-runs the Be That One Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention program. She applies theory and evidence-informed practices in order to develop and implement population-level interactions which promote mental health for the student population on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Kelsey received her Masters of Social Work at the University of Missouri concentrating on public policy, planning and administration. In her freetime Kelsey enjoys hiking with her pup, reading at coffee shops, and antiquing.

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