The Institute has services and resources, including the WellConnect Student Assistance Program, to support students’ mental health needs.  

**Middlebury College undergraduates on the Vermont campus can obtain more information and support  here.**

WellConnect Student Assistance Program

Visit the WellConnect Student Assistance Program or call (866) 640-4777, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WellConnect offers the following services:

  • Anxiety/stress/depression/substance abuse/personal counseling:  As a Middlebury Institute student, you are entitled to six counseling sessions per year, per incident / issue. You can receive in-person counseling, online personal counseling with BetterHelp, or do a combination of both. 

  • Budget and debt consultation

  • Legal counseling

  • New parent transition coaching

  • Community resources and referrals

Using WellConnect

WellConnect is easy to use. Simply follow these steps:

  • Call (866) 640-4777.

  • Give them your name and confirm you are an Institute student.

  • Explain the nature of your issue.

  • Request contact information for a counselor near you.

  • Follow up once you have this information to make an appointment with your counselor.

You can also request a contact through the WellConnect website after registering for an account. You will need the Middlebury Institute student access code MIIS-STU to create an online account. 

Please find below additional information for online therapy through BetterHelp.  To start, follow these directions:

Login at with school code: check your email for this code or call/email Student Services

2. Click the “Online Therapy” banner at the top of the page


3. Complete registration and get matched with a therapist

4. Download app and start therapy

You can also call 866.640-4777 to get started with online therapy.



SilverCloud Self-Guided Mental Health Workbook

In partnership with the Parton Counseling Center at Middlebury College, students are able to access a web-based, self-help workbook called SilverCloud.

SilverCloud offers tools and skill building related to coping with feelings of stress, sadness, worries, anxiety and body image. It’s available in both web-based and app formats.

Download the app or Check it out here. You must sign up using your email address

SilverCloud is:

  • Self-directed usage – go at your own pace
  • Free
  • Equipped so that you can select a “coach” within the system to assist you with the different modules and help with motivation
  • Private

Health101 / Campus Well E-Zine

Campus Well, provided by Middlebury, is a targeted and customized site that provides articles, resources and guidance on a variety of health-related topics. Students are encouraged to explore the site and sign up for a monthly digest of articles to support overall well-being and positive mental health. The section with resources about emotional health may be especially useful.