UPTurn wellness program

College of Public Health and Health Professions

UPTurn

A wellness initiative for PHHP students

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Who we are

At PHHP UPTurn, our program’s mission is to promote the health and wellness of PHHP students. We strive to support students in being your healthiest selves, so you can better manage academic, social, emotional and health-related stress and adjust to life’s demands and difficulties in a healthy and adaptive way.

Undergraduate students, master’s students, PhD students, and professional program students in the College of Public Health and Health Professions are eligible for this no-cost program. 

What we do

The UPTurn program offers students a 45-minute consultative visit with a program advisor. At this visit, our advisors will curate an individualized plan for obtaining support and resources based upon the students’ concerns, stresses and goals.  

The program team is led by Dr. Deidre Pereira, an associate professor and associate chair in the department of clinical and health psychology. The program has two advisors: Kelsey Bacharz, M.A. and Brittany Rohl, M.S., both of whom are doctoral students in the department of clinical and health psychology.  

Deidre B Pereira

Department:

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Deidre B Pereira Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor & Associate Chair For Postgraduate Programs

Kelsey C Bacharz

Department:

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Kelsey C Bacharz

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Phone:

(352) 273-6455

Brittany Y Rohl

Department:

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Brittany Y Rohl

Graduate Assistant

How we can help you

Our program aims to support and enhance the wellness of students in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.  

The goal of our program is to create pathways to support the overall wellness of PHHP students. Our advisors will collaborate with you to connect you to UF and community services and resources to address concerns that may be affecting your academic performance and overall wellness. 

Make an appointment

Students interested in meeting with an UPTurn advisor may request an appointment. Appointments are 45 minutes in length and can be conducted by Microsoft Teams, in person at the Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy (HPNP) Complex in room G-205 or by phone.  

Once you complete this form, you will receive information about your assigned advisor and be able to schedule an appointment. 

Additional resources

Are you or someone you know in need of extra support? Please visit U Matter, We Care and the Counseling and Wellness Center for valuable campus resources dedicated to personal wellness, mental health and counseling services.

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U Matter, We Care

Many students are faced with stressors and challenges that begin to impact their success as a student. Our goal is to ensure that every Gator has the knowledge and path to connect to the appropriate resource on campus.

U Matter, We Care

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Counseling and Wellness Center

As primary providers of mental health counseling services at the University of Florida, we aspire for every UF student to have timely access to quality care, prevention, and education. 

Counseling and Wellness Services