Virtual Event: A University Wellness Program Blueprint


Wed, 09/20/2023    
5:00 pm-6:15 pm

Event Type

With Cynthia Ellison, Ph.D., LPC, ACS, LMHP, Executive Director, Trojan Health and Wellness. VSU is an HBCU and most of the strategies are translatable to university populations. Everyone will tweak and change but this is a template that is working and learn what she has found works and doesn’t work without your having to reinvent the wheel.  We also want you all to share what has worked for you.

One hour of Q&A and discussion with 15 minutes of questions from the audience.


What does a successful Wellness Program at a university look like? Short answer: It’s not canceling classes. A wellness program is an ongoing effort to create a culture of wellness for a new generation of students. How do you get it funded? What activities do you have? How do you show up? How do you get leadership buy-in and involvement? How do you get students to show up? And how can you help faculty members in colleges on your campus understand what they need to do to support the effort? And finally, what activities have been successful?

AnneMoss will ask the questions and Dr. Ellison will answer. This will be a fascinating Q&A dive into a wellness program at Virginia State University, a program focused not on crisis but on preventing people from getting to crisis. Support for students and staff will be covered in the 1 hour. the last 15 minutes are reserved for your questions.

This will be recorded but only those who sign up will get the link to the recording.

I guarantee you will be taking notes. A download of a blueprint of what VSU has done will be provided.

More info to come…..

See the VSU video on their 2023 Walk.


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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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