WellTrack Boost is available to students at any time of day, from any location. WellTrack Boost features a wellness assessment that students can take one time, or on an as-needed basis, as well as regularly scheduled mood checks. These tools help students understand the activities associated with changes in mood and motivation, as well as to identify patterns in their daily activities and how they are associated with changes in emotional states.
WellTrack Boost also includes programs, called "Courses," that can be completed at a student's own pace with content focused on Resilience, Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Finding Purpose & Meaning, Healthy Sleep, Inner Calm/Mindfulness, and Public Speaking. The Public Speaking program also includes a 3D simulation to replicate the opportunity to practice public speaking in a large classroom setting.
Coping tools on the site use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help students cope with distress. These include guided mindful meditation exercises, thought diary, activity scheduling, cognitive distortion psychoeducation, and more.
Students can download the companion WellTrack Boost app for iOS and Android. Free to Penn State students.
Online Mental Health Screenings
General Online Mental Health Screenings are anonymous screenings on several areas of mental health, including depression, anxiety, academic distress, eating concerns, frustration level, family stress, and alcohol use.
CAPS Chat provides informal consultation for students with counselors from Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Meetings are free and no call to CAPS is necessary: same day scheduling is available online for both virtual and in-person meetings! Timeslots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are no longer than 30 minutes.
CAPS Virtual Library
This library includes informative videos and podcast episodes about various mental health topics. Created for Penn State students by Penn State CAPS clinicians.
Life Hack Kits
Life Hacks are free, lively drop-in gatherings focused on learning how to develop and enhance your connections with yourself & others. Open to all enrolled Penn State students.
Additionally, Life Hack Kits are step-by-step wellness packages designed to help you navigate and demystify some of the more perplexing parts of being human. Instructors and student organization leaders are encouraged to use these for extra credit/points.
Nurture in Nature Trails
Nurture in Nature (NiN) Trails, established at various Penn State-associated-locations, are free to use and invite trail-goers to be mindful while doing so. At various points on each trail, there are invitations for trail-goers to participate in self-guided activities that aim to enhance the benefits of already being in a natural place. Multiple trails will soon be available around the Penn State community and will be advertised on our website!