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Programs and Groups

Virtual Support Workshops 

In addition, the Center will be offering online counseling support groups. These groups will be running weekly and include:  

  • Anxiety and Me –  Mondays & Fridays @ 12pm   

    This workshop is meant for college students who experience anxiety and will learn about the function of anxiety and learn new skills to enhance coping.   

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

    Anxiety and Me Sign Up  

  • Anti-Depression – Coping Skills and Support - Mondays @ 3pm   

    This is a workshop for students who experience sadness or depression to learn and enhance various coping skills.    

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

    Depression skills and support workshop sign up  

  • Project 40’s Resiliency Workshops

    Project 40, Wentworth’s research-based resiliency initiative created by the Center for Wellness, is hosting a workshop series teaching the resiliency building techniques of mindfulness, gratitude, kindness, and social connections with the goal of helping participants improve their emotional, physical, career, and academic wellbeing.  Participants will leave the workshops with an individualized plan to implement these strategies into their daily lives. 

    Please register here: Link to Registration Form in advance if you plan to attend, however drops-ins are welcome! You do not need to attend all 4 workshops but it is strongly encouraged. 

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    Meeting ID: 815 1195 3384 

    Passcode: 582179 

  • Coping with Change – Tuesdays @ 3pm 

    Coping with Change is a workshop that was created for incoming 1st-year and transfer students. Topics to be covered include homesickness, imposter syndrome, social connections, creating routines, and dealing with anxiety around homework and exams.   

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

    Coping with Change Sign Up  

  • Coping with COVID– Wednesdays @ 1pm 

    This is a workshop for students who would like to discuss stressors they are dealing with during Covid and learn strategies to improve coping during quarantine.   

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

    Coping with Covid Sign Up 

  • 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  

    https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94431885144?pwd=b3RjWUtPWUhuRDFMdHJXcWgwUUlRZz09   

    Meeting ID: 944 3188 5144   
    Passcode: 212419  

  • Socialization Group – Thursdays @ 12pm  

    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  

    Meeting ID: 937 7739 0747  

    Passcode: 930613  

  • Too Close to Home – Navigating Relationships with Loved Ones DuringCovid - Fridays @ 11am  

    This is a workshop for students who would like to discuss how relationship dynamics have been impacted by quarantine.   

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

    Too Close to Home Sign Up  

  • FACTS & SNACKS Workshops - Tuesdays @ 2 PM, BYOS 

    The Center for Wellness is excited to announce a series of drop-in workshops offered each Tuesday of the fall semester. Join us to learn some tips to develop new skills by connecting with others and working towards improving your mental health. Mark your calendars and set a reminder! 

    Join us for one or more of these topics and discussions: 

    • Tips for Taking a Digital Detox – Sept 22nd 

    • Communication Skills for Success – Sept 29th 

    • Taking Back Control from Anxiety – Oct 6th 

    • How to Make a Happier You – Oct 13th 

    • 7 Activities to Improve Your Mental Wellness - Oct 20th 

    • Improve Your Motivation – Oct 27th 

    • Building Healthy Relationships – Nov 3rd 

    • Resilience – Build Skills to Rebound from a Setback – Nov 10th 

    • How Eating Habits Make You A Better Student – Nov 17th 

    • Healthy Thinking – Looking at Life in a Balanced Way - Dec 1st 

    • Building Confidence and Managing Stress for Finals – Dec 8th 

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    Meeting ID: 981 4697 2735 

    Passcode: 895296 

    *The link is the same for every week.  

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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OneWIT — Connect • Support • Thrive

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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. 

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. 

Move for Mental Health 

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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. 

Movement can: 

  • Decrease Depression 

  • Reduce Anxiety 

  • Improve overall well-being 

  • Improve long-term memory 

  • Improve reasoning 

  • Helps build problem solving skills 

  • Increases fluid intelligence 

  • Treat dementia 

  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease 

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.