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Programs and Groups

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The Center for Wellness provides free groups, workshops, and programming throughout the year to offer additional services and support to students. Please see the list of groups and programs below:

Virtual Support Workshops 

The Center offers online counseling support groups. These groups run weekly and include:  

  • Socialization Group – Mondays @ 4pm 

    The Center for Wellness will be providing an opportunity to make sure students can maintain connections with peers as much as possible during this challenging time  

    How to join: Use this link to join during the meeting time  

  • LEAD Breakdown (Tuesdays at 4pm drop in)

    The Center for Wellness is hosting weekly drop in sessions for students who have questions or who are interested in the LEAD Online program. These drops in will also serve as a discussion group of previously covered topics of the course.

    How to join:  Use this link during the meeting time.

      

  • Project Managing Your Life - (Wednesdays @ 12pm)

    The Center for Wellness is offering a virtual workshop called Project Managing Your Life to learn strategies to address stress and challenging situations that occur during your daily life. The program covers various ways to reduce unwanted anxiety and enhance self-care and communication. The workshop includes an opportunity for questions and discussion where counselors share resources for support.

    How to join: Please fill out this survey and you will receive an invite via email to join the group.   

  • Meditation (open to students, faculty and staff) – Thursdays @ 10am  

    The Center for Wellness will be hosting a 10 to 25-minute meditation each week open to anyone on campus. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for discussion.   

    How to join:  Use this link during the meeting time  

Project 40

Project 40 is a research-based initiative focused on helping our community build resiliency and take control of their happiness! 

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Move for Mental Health 

The Counseling Services of MassArt, MCPHS University and Wentworth Institute of Technology are joining forces with the Schumann Fitness Center to enhance the benefits of counseling with movement. Counseling helps people who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, but the addition of physical activity can enhance those benefits. Research on the connection between movement and mental health has shown that increasing your activity level and engaging in a regular habit of movement can help to decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve well-being.

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The program includes: 

 

  • Regular sessions with your counselor 
  • A pre-screening with a physician at Student Health Services to ensure there are no serious medical 
  • conditions (no shots, we promise!) 
  • A one-on-one introductory meeting with Mike to talk about your activity history and those things that you’ve loved doing or always wanted to try 
  • Weekly meetings with Mike, your own personal trainer 
  • Weekly Mindfulness & Meditation class

For more information please contact counseling@wit.edu or call 617-989-4390.

OneWIT — Connect • Support • Thrive

It's 3 a.m. You're up late finding more sources for a group project when you notice your Facebook tab flashing. You click over and see a message from your friend: "This is the worst night of my life. I've been crying for hours. I can't deal with this stupid life anymore." You want to respond quickly, but hesitate…What can you say? What if things you say only make it worse? What if your friend is thinking of…You don't even want to go there. You want to help, but you're just not sure how… 

OneWIT’s training program gives you the tools to handle this kind of situation. 

One WIT connect, support, thrive
Learn to Help Friends When They Need You Most

 

Wentworth’s OneWIT five-week training program gives you the skills to help friends in crisis. We discuss mental and emotional health, warning signs of a friend who’s struggling, how to talk about issues, plus resources—and connecting a friend to those resources. We have created interactive and engaging activities to help you gain skills and confidence in your ability to respond effectively when you find yourself in a similar, very real, situation. 

OneWIT is NOT a training to become a peer counselor, but simply to help you feel prepared to assist a friend or peer in getting the support they may need from resources on and off campus. Beyond the OneWIT training, you’re not committed to any other activity or responsibility. Learn more about students’ experiences in the article about a similar program at Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Goals 

 

The primary goal of OneWIT is to expand and enrich the campus support network so every member of our community has people looking out for each other — and all know where to go for help when things get tough. To achieve this end, we have a few secondary goals. 

  • Knowledge. To give you information about common student struggles, and what you and others can do to help. 
  • Skills. To help you develop your helping skills, particularly the skill of empathetic listening and responding, through practice. 
  • Perspectives. To provide a safe place to look at issues facing college students from a variety of viewpoints and find a way to think about these without perpetuating stigmas. 
  • Connection. To build meaningful connections, both between you and us at the Center for Wellness, and between you and your fellow trainees.