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
New parent transition coaching
Community resources and referrals
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 WellConnectForYou.com 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. Select “START ONLINE THERAPY”
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 @middlebury.edu email address
- Self-directed usage – go at your own pace
- Equipped so that you can select a “coach” within the system to assist you with the different modules and help with motivation
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.