Tuesday, March 21, 2023

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM




The 2023 Behavioral Health Convening will be held in-person on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 and will be an opportunity for institutions to develop ideas, share best practices, and discuss the mechanisms and steps needed to nurture a healthy and resilient student body. We are glad to continue including our partnerships with North Carolina Community Colleges and NCICU to expand this important dialogue across the state.

WHO: UNC System, NC Community Colleges, and NCICU Faculty, Staff, and Students
WHEN: March 21, 2023
WHERE: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
THEME: Connecting and collaborating to create a strong and healthy future

*On-site parking is available at The Friday Center (second right). As an attendee, you will receive an email with a parking permit to print and display on your dashboard. Do not park in the park-and-ride lot (first right). You will get a ticket.



Convening Goals

  • Engage in conversations about innovative and evidence-informed programming that supports student mental health, social connection, and well-being
  • Discuss the scope of student mental health challenges on campuses and better understand current trends and issues within student mental health, including but not limited to eating concerns, social media, suicidality, and substance use
  • Share strategies and ideas to promote increased education and access to mental health services for a diverse population of students, their experiences, and across different campus environments
  • Explore the relationship among counseling centers, wellness initiatives, and other campus support services with faculty, staff, student leaders, and community members, to increase collaboration, communication, and understanding about how these efforts work in tandem to address the overall health and wellness of students
  • Identify opportunities to enhance a campus culture of care and inclusivity to combat faculty/staff burnout and attrition, with an emphasis on campus wide self-care and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

Please direct any questions or inquiries to Suzie Baker: sjbaker@northcarolina.edu.