Our goal is to cultivate an environment that promotes, advocates for and supports the individual and collective wellbeing of our students. We offer a range of services and resources both on and off campus to help foster life skills for a healthy emotional and mental outlook.
Glenn Quinney, LICSW
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Glenn is a licensed mental health provider in New Hampshire and has served as a mental health counselor at UNH Manchester since 2017. His undergraduate degree is from UNH and he completed his graduate education at the Simmons College School of Social Work. He is a proud member of the clinical staff for the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, where he has performed in a variety of clinical and administrative roles and responsibilities. Glenn has served on multiple local and state committees and boards. He is currently a member of the Children’s Behavioral Health Policy Advisory Committee for New Futures. He possesses a broad range of clinical training and experience and especially enjoys meeting and working with college students and young adults. Appointments are available Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-noon.
Cathy Main, LICSW
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Cathy Main is a graduate of UNH with a BA in Psychology and a minor in History. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University. She has worked for over thirty years at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in several capacities including therapist, case manager, supervisor and manager. She is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has been on Dialectical Behavioral Team for over twenty years. This is her second year back at UNH and she is very excited to be assisting students in meeting their academic and personal goals and working on anything that may be getting in the way. Appointments are available Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.
Jeff Wedge, MLADC, LCMHC
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Jeff is currently employed full-time as a substance misuse and mental health counselor at Bedford Counseling Associates in Manchester, NH. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Masters Level Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (MLADC) with over 25 years of experience helping adolescents and adults recover from substance misuse. This is Jeff’s first year at UNH Wellness and he looks forward to supporting students who may have a friend or family member or their own substance misuse issues. Jeff also has extensive experience helping people with anxiety and mood disorders. Please reach out to him if you feel you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol misuse. Appointments are available on Mondays from 1–4 p.m.
Basic Needs Resources
More than 80 percent of college students feel overwhelmed during the academic year, according to statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses are increasingly common on college campuses—and seeking help when you need it has never been more important.
UNH Psychological and Counseling Services offers a variety of online screenings to help quickly determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a professional for an evaluation. These screenings are fast, anonymous and helpful in determining whether thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue.
Mental Health Counseling
UNH Manchester has partnered with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) to offer remote counseling services, including:
- Free, confidential screening and consultation with a licensed mental health therapist
- Referrals to mental health or substance misuse treatment
- Assistance in understanding how to afford additional treatment (with or without insurance) as well as identifying free services
**Counseling services are offered throughout the academic year via videoconferencing technology. Request an appointment by completing this 1-minute survey. You will receive a confirmation email to your UNH student email account that contains the appointment date, time, and telehealth link. Please email email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
- Monday mornings with Glenn | 9am - 1pm
- Monday afternoons with Jeff | 1pm - 5pm
- Tuesday with Cathy | 8am - 5pm
- Thursday mornings with Glenn | 9am - 1pm
- Thursday afternoons with Cathy | 1pm - 5pm
If you would like to connect to counseling services directly, contact MHCGM at (603) 668-4111.
Life at college is both exciting and challenging, so we've gathered some resources and links that may be helpful to you or someone you know.
Basic Needs Resources
If there is an immediate threat to you or others, we encourage you to call 911.
You are not alone. Help is only a call or text away.
Get immediate support for a mental health or substance misuse crisis by contacting the Mobile Crisis Response Team 24/7 at (800) 688-3544. Mobile Crisis Response quickly and seamlessly sends mental health clinicians, peer support and recovery coaches directly to those in need.
The New Hampshire Addiction Crisis Line provides 24/7 free, confidential support by Certified Recovery Support Workers for substance use-related crises. Call 1-844-711-4357.
The Veterans Crisis Line provides free and confidential support 24/7 from caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs, many of whom are Veterans themselves. Call 800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1.
Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a Crisis Counselor, volunteers who are trained to support people in crisis. It usually takes less than five minutes to connect you with a trained Crisis Counselor.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress as well as resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals. Call (800) 273-TALK (8255).
For victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking, YWCA New Hampshire Crisis Services provides 24/7, free and confidential services. Call (603) 668-2299 or visit the office at 72 Concord Street in Manchester between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Trevor Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential crisis intervention and support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people. Call 1 (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678.
The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Call 1 (800) 931-2237 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m to 5 p.m. (ET) Fridays. For 24/7 crisis support, text 'NEDA' to 74174.
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Basic Needs Resources
It's important to take good care of your body and mind each day, but it's not always easy. Here are some self-care tips to help keep you healthy and resilient.
- Sleep. Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime to help increase healthy sleeping habits.
- Eat healthy, balanced meals. Eat breakfast daily to rev up your metabolism, pack healthy snacks and drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated.
- Exercise. Take advantage of the student discount at the YMCA, as exercise helps reduce stress.
- Take breaks when you need them. When writing a paper or studying, take time to regroup and rest if you start feeling overwhelmed.
- Set realistic goals. Setting both long-term and short-term goals can help you stay on track without the anxiety.
- Lean on friends and family. Spending time with loved ones and getting involved on campus can reduce stress and enrich your college experience
- Make time for yourself. Schedule "you" time to do something you love. Making time to do activities you enjoy helps reduce irritability and refocus priorities.
Detailed self-care guides for health, illness, nutrition, wellness and more are available online here.
Basic Needs Resources
With mental health needs growing in both number and severity on campus, faculty and staff have a shared responsibility to respond to students with care, compassion and concern for their personal well-being and academic success. UNH Psychological and Counseling Services offers some helpful resources to aid students who are in distress or may benefit from professional counseling.
Basic Needs Resources
UNH Manchester Food Pantry
The UNH Manchester Food Pantry has pre-packed non-perishable bags of food available for students located in room 437 for our community to access for the Spring 2021 semester. Due to COVID protocols, you can contact Lisa Enright, Lisa.email@example.com to set up an appointment to visit the pantry. If you are not on campus this semester, Lisa can also arrange for a curbside pick-up time/day that works for the UNH Manchester community member to pick up non-perishable bags of food.
If community members are not able to come to campus, we encourage you to access this interactive map of available food resources in New Hampshire for an interactive map of available food resources throughout New Hampshire, courtesy of UNH Cooperative Extension.
We've compiled the resources below to help those experiencing unexpected financial hardships caused by challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Assistance Information and Resources
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits - Students may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits as a result of COVID. Contact Regional SNAP coordinator- Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and assistance.
- Food kits are available to UNH Manchester students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing food insecurity during this time. Please contact Lisa Enright, director of student engagement, to schedule your pick-up in the UNH Manchester lobby at 88 Commercial Street.
- The Granite YMCA in Downtown Manchester - The Granite YMCA is Downtown Manchester is providing meals for families and UNH Manchester students whether or not they have children.
Unemployment and Financial Resources
- New Hampshire Unemployment Security
- NH Easy Gateway allows New Hampshire residents to set up an account to apply for cash, medical, SNAP, child care and other financial assistance.
- FNAF Benefits provides cash assistance to families with dependent children.
- Restaurant Workers
- Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis
- Hospitality Industry: A call center as been set up for hospitality workers who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Text HELP ME to 619-313-5235.
- New Hampshire Fuel Assistance
- Eligible students can apply for CARES Act funding
If you have additional questions or are concerns about financial hardship during this time, please contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or 603-641-4189.