Parents and families are such an important part of the college journey. You offer support, encouragement, and guidance throughout their time at the University of Kentucky. We know that this often includes supporting and guiding your student in regard to their well-being. We have compiled a number a resources that may be helpful as you guide your student from the side in all things health and well-being.
There are so many resources available on campus to support you and your student at each phase in their journey.
Parent & Family Programming
This office is dedicated just to you! The intent of Parent & Family Programming is to make the UK campus a “home away from home” by offering you a full range of services and resources. From general questions to specific concerns about your student, this office is your go-to resource and a great starting point when you're not sure what to do. Their expertise is assisting you during your student's time at UK.
Mental Health & Wellbeing: Help for Parents
Sometimes small changes in behaviors or attitude are the first indicator that a student may need more assistance. As parents, you often notice these changes before anyone else. We understand that it can be difficult to know where to refer your student when they have questions or need assistance. In order to help with this, we have put together several campus resources that help identify offices where you can send or refer your student when they need support.
Counseling Center: Parent Resources
Community of Concern: Parent FAQ
For a list of commonly used resources, including contact information and a little information about what each office does, please visit our WellKentucky.org, your student's one stop shop for all things wellness.
Parent and Family Handbook for Talking to your student about Alcohol
Alcohol and drug use can have a significant negative impact on a college student's life and on the campus community. Research has shown that parents and families can play an important role in influencing this behavior. We have put together a resource guide to help you, as a parent or family member, in understanding alcohol and drugs on college campuses and having this conversation with your student.
Coming Soon! Parent and Family Resource Guide.