Center for Wellness

As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, The Center for Wellness is committed to maintaining services for students in need of mental health and accessibility support. The Institute is taking necessary steps to keep our campus community safe and healthy.  We are following the recommendations from the CDC to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. 

In an effort to comply with physical distancing recommendations, the Center will be utilizing online services for triage, case management, and more general support.  We ask that students contact the Center at 617-989-4390 to speak to a counselor by phone. With the Center for Wellness providing services remotely, we ask that you do not fax or mail any information to our office. Instead, please submit your documents electronically given the provided links.

Students already connected to the Center for Wellness will be contacted by their counselor to determine how to best provide support or referrals. 

BeWell@WIT, our after hours counselor by phone services is available 24 hours 7 days a week.  Students wishing to utilize this option should call 617-989-4390 and press #2 when prompted. 

Any student experiencing a mental health emergency should contact Public Safety at 617-989-4444, dial 911, or contact your local emergency department.   

 

Immunizations

If you have questions regarding your immunizations, please visit the Immunizations Requirement page for detailed instructions. 

 

Virtual Support Workshops

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

 

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 

 

Anxiety and Me - Sept.14-Oct. 19th  - Friday’s @ 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 

 

Coping with Change - Sept. 14 to Oct. 19th Tuesday’s @ 12pm  

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 

 

Anti-Depression – Coping skills and Support 

Sept 14- Oct. 19th Wednesdays @2pm  

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 

 

Too Close to Home – Surviving Isolation with Loved Ones  - Sept 14- Oct. 19th Wednesday’s @ 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 

 

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 

https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/93777390747?pwd=N1JvQmVITVl5d0tVRFBCVzFqWnlGZz09 

Meeting ID: 937 7739 0747 

Passcode: 930613 

 

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

https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/98146972735?pwd=M0YxZHpaQjdHNHZpS0RKNXJ4OUI2UT09

Meeting ID: 981 4697 2735

Passcode: 895296

*The link is the same for every week. 

 

Accessibility Services

Students needing Accessibility Services can be accommodated via Skype or phone sessions and should contact 617-989-4390 to set up an appointment.   

Any student looking to request their approved accommodations can utilize our virtual drop in hours. The Zoom links are listed below:

 

Bridget McNamee's drop in hours:

Tuesdays from 3-4pm from 9/8-9/29
https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/91357444713?pwd=WXVBeHoybE02ZzlIQzk4WTkwNkxTZz09

Meeting ID: 913 5744 4713
Passcode: 496722

Wednesdays from 11am-12pm from 9/9-9/30

https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/95420797596?pwd=UWxxZ3NIb1d6VXhmTjhoU1cxWnMvQT09

Meeting ID: 954 2079 7596
Passcode: 559438

 

Judy Moss' drop in hours:

Mondays from 4-5pm on 9/14 and 9/21 (9/7 and 9/28 are holidays)

https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/95895215675?pwd=TTlxTFhaTk9tRFVtcWo4alJjcWRQdz09

Meeting ID: 958 9521 5675

Passcode: 887498

Thursdays from 9-10am from 9/10-9/24

https://wentworth-hipaa.zoom.us/j/99235051038?pwd=NUNHUE96SDhyQVZUR01KSFhHUmNJUT09

Meeting ID: 992 3505 1038

Passcode: 817976

If you require closed captioning services please contact counseling@wit.edu to request accommodations one week before you are planning to attend a virtual event. 

 

Spotlight Events:

Join & support Team Wentworth’s participation in the virtual Samaritans 5k for Suicide Prevention!

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Center for Wellness and OneWIT created a team to participate in the virtual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Samaritans organization scheduled for September 26th. To join the Wentworth Team or donate, visit Team Wentworth's Fundraising Page

For those wishing to participate from Wentworth, we’ve mapped out a great 5k route from campus! The Center will also be hosting weekly walks/runs along this route on Thursday’s at 12:00pm from the West Lot entrance for any students, faculty, and staff that want to join (face coverings and physical distancing to be adhered to).

Social Media Challenges

Please follow @WITWellness on Instagram and Twitter to find additional resources and social media challenges. 

 

We thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this challenging time. 

The Center for Wellness 

 

How Are You Feeling?

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Take A Screening

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Assistance

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call or visit:

  • Wentworth Public Safety: 617-989-4444 or 911
  • Samaritans of Boston Suicide Hotline: 617-247-0220 or 877-870-4673
  • Samariteens: 800-252-8336
  • ULifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

The JED Foundation Health Matters Campus Program is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional wellbeing and mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide among their students.

 

 

 

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About the Center for Wellness

The mission of the Center for Wellness is to deliver comprehensive support to all students by providing direct services and information, and resources in three areas—mental health counseling, accessibility support and accommodations, and health promotion and education—with the goal of enabling our students to thrive.

Counseling Services offers a safe, confidential environment for students to explore their mental health, and gain awareness and insight into their lives. Services are available to all Wentworth students free of charge on a short-term basis, depending on individual need. Students can also obtain referrals to community resources for issues related to psychotropic medications and more specialized treatment.

Accessibility Services provides support for students with physical, medical, psychological, and learning disabilities to help them participate fully in the life of the community. Staff can help students with a documented disability arrange for reasonable accommodations. To receive services, individuals must voluntarily disclose their disabilities, provide documentation as required by the institution, and request specific services.

The Office of Health Promotion and Education keeps the Wentworth community informed about living healthily on campus and in their lives. Our office promotes the seven dimensions of wellness—emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual—through—campus-wide events and activities, and in consultation with individual students seeking health and wellness resources to enhance their lives.