Conference Recordings

Addressing Mental Health and Implementing Holistic Wellness on Campus

Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Joshua Ellow, Swarthmore College | Shawn Gaither, DLR Group | Jamye Hardy, Vanderbilt University | Amy Hoffman, DLR Group

Students’ support networks are strained due to disruptive current events and students are looking to their universities for help. Providing support for students is a growing concern for campuses nationwide as staff are already stretched thin. With mental health stressors at an all-time high, we'll bring you institutional perspectives from across the country regarding programs they've implemented to improve mental health and wellness on campus. We'll share approaches and resources—including virtual reality—that you can use to meaningfully design healthier spaces and implement mental health and wellness programs on your campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain how you can create and implement your own engagement process that will help inform leadership of the challenges and insecurities students are struggling with.
  2. Discuss how to implement inclusive design strategies that foster mental health and wellness on campus.
  3. Identify the approaches and resources you need to design spaces around mental health and implement a campus-wide holistic wellness plan.
  4. Describe how virtual reality can help with mental health and wellness efforts in your campus environment.


Joshua Ellow, Alcohol and Other-Drug Counselor and Educator, Swarthmore College
Shawn Gaither, Principal, DLR Group
Jamye Hardy, Student Care Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
Amy Hoffman, Higher Education Leader and Principal, DLR Group

Continuing Education Units: AIA HSW 1 Unit (SCUP56C1314) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/12/21.

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