Join Candid Circles
Candid Circles is a holistic wellness program designed specifically for UW students! Program participants identify and set their own wellness goals, then get support and prizes for achieving them!
Candid provides resources, tools, and strategies to encourage students to take better care of themselves. Each member is placed in a small peer group, called a Candid Circle. Circles touch base regularly to report on progress and experiences working on their goal(s) and to offer and receive encouragement along the way.
Candid Circles offers participants opportunities to talk with a health coach. Sometimes, we all could use a little extra support to make the changes we want in our life.
Each member of Candid Circles gets one session with a Candid Coach each month. Additionally, each Candid Circle group gets a consultation with their Candid Coach each month to talk about how the program is going, discuss strategies, and get support.
At Candid, we understand that making changes (even the ones that you want to make) can be hard. That’s why Candid rewards your progress with fun incentives and prizes to help you stay motivated along the way. You identify the things you want to work toward, and we’ll reward you as you take steps and make progress toward those goals. Small steps earn you small encouragements — big achievements earn you bigger rewards!
Ever notice how something going wrong in one part of your life can have an impact on another part of your life? Not sleeping? You may feel anxious, get irritated with your friends, and have a hard time focusing on your classes…
Wellness doesn’t look the same for everyone.
Maybe you’re struggling making connections and friendships. Maybe you hate to “exercise” but know that moving your body more would be good! Maybe money stresses you out.
Candid Circles gives you the space and support to figure out what wellness means to you. You get to choose your goals and direction — Candid offers tools, encouragement, and rewards for the journey.
Candid Circles helps you focus on making small changes — because small changes can have a big impact! You get to choose which area to focus on and what goal in that area makes sense. Candid Circles will help you identify small, achievable steps to help you get there.
Wellness is not a single achievement. We celebrate every step along the way!
Here are some of the things you could decide to spend some time strengthening this year:
MONEY: personal budgeting; spending, saving; work/employment; investing; debt management
CAREER & PURPOSE: develop your gifts, skills, interests, passions, meaning, aspirations, career, and values
PHYSICAL HEALTH: body nourishment; movement; sleep; managing health concerns/conditions
MENTAL HEALTH: mood; mindfulness/gratitude; managing mental health concerns/conditions; stress
RELATIONSHIPS: interpersonal connections, social life, belonging, intimacy, sexuality, trust, boundaries
Ultimately, holistic wellness means learning how all these separate areas balance and fit together to support you living your best life.
Individual sessions with professional coaches can cost $100+ per session. Some coaching programs cost $3000-$5000 for 3-6 month coaching programs. Beyond UW, Candid Circles might easily cost you $500/semester (4 individual + 4 group coaching sessions)!
Candid is designed with college students in mind. Thanks to our private donors, Candid Circles is free to UW Madison students. You can make an investment in yourself without breaking the bank.
The best part? Members earn rewards & incentives, which can total over $50 value! So, you can earn a benefit… while getting stronger and healthier along the way!
$0 for students enrolled at UW Madison
$50/3 month session (community members/young adults)
How do I join?
Any UW student can join Candid Circles.