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 social 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 scan and email your documents to counseling@wit.edu.

In addition, the Center will be offering online counseling support groups. These groups will begin running later this week and students should watch for a message with these group times in the coming week.  These groups include: 

 

Two Anxiety Workshops per week – open to any student 

  • The online anxiety group will be held every Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 to 1:00.   
  • To join the Tuesday Online Anxiety Workshop (beginning 3/24/20), please fill this out first. AnxietyWorkshopTuesday 
  • To join the Friday Online Anxiety Workshop (3/20/20) please fill this out first. AnxietyWorkshopFriday 

Interested students can enroll here or contact Carter Paul (paulc1@wit.edu) or David Gaydos (Gaydosd@wit.edu) with any questions. 

 

Two Depression Support Groups per week – open to any student 

  • The online depression workshops will be held every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. 
  • To join the Wednesday Online Depression Workshop (beginning 3/25/20), please fill this out first. Wednesday Online Depression Workshop
  • To join the Thursday Online Depression Workshop (beginning 3/26/20) , please fill this out first. Thursday Online Depression Workshop

In both groups, students will learn how depression works, develop coping skills and strategies, and have opportunities to share their experiences through discussion with one another. Participation is not required (although encouraged) if students would rather attend and observe the discussion. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Loren Belforti (belfortil@wit.edu) or David Gaydos (Gaydosd@wit.edu).

 

Socialization Group – open to any student 

The Center for Wellness wants to make sure you can maintain connections with peers as much as possible during this challenging time so we will be hosting a virtual socialization group each week for the rest of the semester. 

  • The online socialization group will be held every Thursday 4:00pm to 4:45pm.
  • To join the Thursday Group, Log In by clicking Join Skype Meeting or Join by phone:
    • Local: (617) 989-5050,556144# (US)                           
    • Toll Free: (877) 532-8229,556144# (US)                     
    • Find a local number
    • Conference ID: 55614

Weekday Virtual Dining Hall Gatherings - open to any community member

The Office of Health Promotion and Education is hosting daily virtual dining halls to encourage socialization over meals while keeping social distance. 

 

Two Weekly Virtual Meditation Groups - open to any community member

The Center for Wellness is hosting virtual meditations to encourage mindfulness practices during this time of isolation. 

 

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

ProtoCall, our afterhours counselor by phone services will continue to be available when the Center is closed during the evening and weekends.  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.   

 

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

Accessibility Services will be offering remote information sessions for incoming students and their families in the coming weeks. For any questions regarding the accessibility process, please call 617-989-4390.  Students wanting to join an online Accessibility Services Information session can join here: 

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122, One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,932805717# , Access Code: 932-805-717 

  • Wednesday, March 25th from 4pm –6pm 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/278951901  

United States: +1 (872) 240-3412, One-touch: tel:+18722403412,,278951901# , Access Code: 278-951-901 

  • Monday, April 6th from 9am – 11am  

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/966605141  

United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 , One-touch: tel:+16692243412,,966605141# , Access Code: 966-605-141 

Prospective Student Virtual Office Hours April 7th-July 2nd

Drop in to ask any questions you have about Accessibility Services and the accommodation process at Wentworth:

 

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.