Prevention & Wellness


Wellness involves a set of life skills that promote wellbeing and help to prevent the onset of illness. The Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) promotes wellness and the prevention of illness through outreach activities all over campus. These activities include presentations, workshops, screenings, awareness-raising events, and the Health & Fitness Expo, among others. These events address relevant student concerns in intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, physical, financial, and occupational areas of life. This reflects the CTC’s holistic approach to health. 


Prevention and Wellness Programs and Events

Visit this page to find a list of the events planned for the 2020-2021 academic year. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with our events, receive inspirational quotes, and get the latest information on wellness.

If you'd like to request a presentation or a workshop for your classroom or department, email us ( or gives us a call 269-471-3470.

Resources for Wellness and Mental Health

We want you to learn about wellness. Know that it is OK to seek help and that there are many resources available for you. We have collected links to self-help materials that can assist you in understanding life challenges and what you can do to improve your sense of wellbeing. In addition, you'll find resources for faculty & staff and parents of college students and a list of self-help books that cover topics related to wellness, mental health, relationships, and human development.

The Relaxation Room

The Relaxation Room at the Andrews University Counseling & Testing Center is a space for students to develop and practice the relaxation skills that will enhance their academic productivity and their sense of well-being. Visit this page to learn more about the resources available for you. Learn about relaxation skills, biofeedback training, and how you can schedule your relaxation time.

Counseling Outreach Peer Education (COPE)

This is an outreach program designed for enthusiastic students interested in promoting wellness and raising awareness about mental health on campus. COPE members reach the student body through the development and execution of outreach programs, like the National Depression Screening Day, the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and The DORA College Program (Depression and Suicide Prevention). They participate in wellness screenings, presentations, and peer education groups. For more information, visit the programs website: COPE

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Diana Mitchell at or 269-471-3470.

The Extended Support Network

The Extended Support Network is a formal support system comprised of selected faculty and staff volunteers, serving as first responders, and committed to enhancing the caring, safe and supportive environment for Andrews University students where they can process their thoughts, explore, and share their concerns or challenges. This support network facilitates appropriate referrals as deemed necessary.

Peer Crisis Support Team

The Peer Crisis Support Team exists to utilize the graduate counseling psychology students’ clinical skills through crisis management, crisis prevention, and crisis response training on campus.