Social Work

Social Work

The Wellness and Stress Clinic of Memphis provides free social work and case management services at each clinic. Services are provided on a walk-in basis by volunteer faculty and students from the University of Memphis School of Social Work. Our volunteers can assist clients with:

  • Benefit Eligibility
  • Housing Issues
  • Food
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Housing
  • Utility Bills

Part of our commitment to the community is raising awareness about maintaining health and self-care. As part of that commitment, we create and post educational information here and on our social media accounts.

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Helpful resources from the Wellness and Stress Clinic

The Wellness and Stress Clinic Celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Common breastfeeding concerns include:

  • breastfeeding in public.
  • working and breastfeeding.
  • not making enough milk.
  • an oversupply of milk.
  • breast or nipple pain.
  • using breast pumps.

You can find help by visiting the Shelby County Health Department. They offer breastfeeding support classes at their various clinic locations.

The Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline is staffed 24/7 by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and is available to nursing mothers, partners and their families; expectant mothers; and health care providers seeking breastfeeding support and information. You can get support by calling 855-423-6667.

Preventing Childhood Obesity

What is a healthy weight?

  • Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have tripled in the U.S.
  • The most basic definition of obesity is having too much body fat – so much so that it presents a risk to one’s health.
  • By the Center for Disease Control’s definition, a child whose BMI falls between the 85th and 94th percentile for age and gender is considered overweight. A child whose BMI is at the 95th percentile or higher for age and gender is considered obese.
  • One out of six children is considered obese, and one out of three children is overweight or obese.
  • Obesity is slightly more common in boys than girls.
  • Excess body fat raises the risk of developing health problems including several chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Preventing childhood obesity

  • Choose healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats.
  • Avoid sugary drinks and foods.
  • Limit foods that are high in sodium.
  • Limit processed foods in the center aisles at the grocery store.
  • Shop in the outer aisles for fresh produce and lean meats.
  • Make time every day for playing and moving.
  • Limit screen time spent sitting or laying down.
  • Have a bedtime routine that encourages proper sleep and rest.

Did you know…

  • Just 10 minutes of jumping rope can burn up to 160 calories?
  • Jumping jacks is a total body workout that can be done indoors or outdoors?
  • Having a dance-off during commercials is a great way to burn calories!

How to Beat Winter Blues!

Seasonal depression impact millions of Americans. Here are some things you can do to combat the winter blues.

  • Have a Zoom party.
  • Get outside and exercise.
  • Color or paint in a book.
  • Make your space bright by letting in natural light.
  • Do crafts.
  • Rest – get seven to nine hours of sleep.
  • Try learning a new skill.
  • Clear clutter out of your space.
  • Listen to music that lifts your mood.
  • Play board games.
  • Eat healthy foods.