Emotional Resources

Emotional well-being is about self-esteem, optimism and how we cope with our feelings. Practicing self-care, finding ways to cope with stress, maintaining positive relationships and empathizing with others are some ways we can practice emotional well-being. 

Employee Resources    Student Resources


VCU students, faculty and staff have access to free virtual care services through TimelyCare. Get the mental health support you need wherever you are, whenever you need it.


Artfulness is a short web-based curriculum developed at VCU to help practice mindfulness and stress relief through the arts. There are 20 art-based activities to choose from. Learn more at http://artfulness.rampages.us/welcome-artfulness/.


Calm provides some meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals and music resources free to use and to share. In addition, they offer VCU employees 40% off Calm Premium subscription.

Employee assistance programs 

Employees who are eligible for and take advantage of state health benefits coverage may be eligible to participate in programs including maternity care, well-being and lifestyle coaching, mental/emotional counseling and more. Learn more about employee assistance programs offered through your health insurance provider.


InsightTimer@Work, a free app, is a mindfulness program as diverse as your workplace that provides meditations and other well-being resources that are specifically for work. Use your VCU email to join the VCU "team" on the app.

Keep Being Well

The VCU Division of Student Affairs provides Keep on Being Well, a web resource for students, faculty and staff to access important resources and support related to well-being at VCU. To learn more, visit https://students.vcu.edu/dsa/keep-on-being-well/.

⬥ myStrength

Anthem subscribers have access to myStrength, the health club for your mind with resources such as videos, articles, quotes and inspiration as well as tools and exercises to help develop a personal action plan and make healthy changes.

⬥ Navigating Uncertainty: Resources on Resilience

Tension and turmoil are realities of the modern world, and can negatively affect our lives and work. Resilience is a key skill that can help us bounce back when times get tough. VCU HR provides a curated list of resilience resources for staff and managers that can help you learn to adeptly navigate uncertain times.

RecWell mental wellness resource guide

Attending to the needs of others while also balancing your own life issues can be challenging. Learn to recognize the signs of burnout and practice proactive ways to manage your stress levels. Access RecWell’s Mental Wellness Resource Guide.

Submit a concern or safety tip

The VCU Office of the Dean of Students can help students who are struggling with academic, personal or emotional difficulties or who may be exhibiting worrisome or other concerning behavior. If you are experiencing difficulty or are concerned about a student, share a concern or request assistance.

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services creates an environment that fosters student growth, development and psychological well-being through direct clinical service, education and prevention.

⬥ Virtual and in-person mental/emotional resources

Faculty and staff who participate in the State Health Benefits Program can access virtual and/or in-person mental/emotional health resources through their provider. All employees, including those who do not participate in the State Health Benefits Program, have access to 24/7 resources for mental/emotional health through TimelyCare. See the options.

Work/Life Well-being Blog

VCU HR maintains a work/life well-being blog that shares daily tips and tricks for living a fulfilling and happy life, both at home and in the workplace.


Students can find tips and tools for everything from mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance through You@VCU.


To share your suggestions on additional resources for the VCU community, contact the Division of Administration at administration@vcu.edu.