Faculty & Staff Wellbeing



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Faculty and staff members play a critical role in supporting and enhancing student wellbeing. They are often the first line of defense when a student is in crisis or distress. It's crucial that faculty and staff members feel confident in their ability to respond to student concerns in an empathetic way, while referring them to appropriate resources.


REACH Workshops

GW’s REACH program provides faculty and staff members with comprehensive and engaging workshops to build skills and confidence to support student wellbeing. Sessions include a suicide prevention training, skill development on responding to disclosures, and information on supporting students with disabilities.


Raise High Folder

The Raise High Folder is a faculty/staff guide with additional information on supporting students' wellbeing. The document contains information on observing and communicating with students in distress and what campus resources may be available to them. Please request for hard copies via email ([email protected]).


Mental Health Resources

GW students now have access to expanded telehealth through our partnership with TimelyCare featuring additional counseling services, urgent medical care, therapy, and psychiatry appointments at no cost to full-time GW students. 





They say you can't pour from an empty cup, and it's true! Your wellbeing allows you to be a passionate colleague, leader, and mentor... and a thriving individual outside of work too. Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas have endless opportunities to invest in your wellbeing, from shaded walking paths to an exceptional bike lane infrastructure to thriving cultural communities.

Lerner Memberships

As the main recreation facility for the George Washington University Division of Student Affairs, the Lerner Health and Wellness Center has a variety of membership packages, as well as programs and services, to accommodate the entire GW community. Membership category (and cost) is determined by your primary affiliation with the university, as indicated on the front of your GWorld card.

Benefits Events

GW's Human Resource Management & Development team offers a variety of events for employees, including free chair massages, retirement counseling, live meditations, and laughter yoga. This events happen throughout the academic year and the summer.

Workplace Wellbeing

Supporting student wellbeing requires taking care of yourself too! GW's Human Resource Management & Development team has a variety of wellbeing-focused initiatives for faculty and staff members. This includes five free counseling sessions, discounted gym memberships, and access to the Headspace app at no cost.