Be Well Together: Just in Valen-time for the Holiday
Department(s):Be Well Together
- Be Delight-Ful with Chartwells
- Kognito Successful in Educating Community to Recognize Signs of Psychological Distress
- CWB Extends Hours of Operations
- Great Sex Day
- Upcoming Wellness Events
Valentine’s Day is next week—a perfect time to think not just about romantic love, but friendship, self-care, and love in its many forms. Take time to spread love next week, and always.
CWB/Wellness Collaborative Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On January 26, WPI officially launched the Center for Well-Being and the Health & Wellness Collaborative, a groundbreaking model of wellness programming and support for our campus community. Click the image above to watch the recording of the ceremony and learn more about our vision to be a model for elevating overall wellness not only at WPI but in campus communities everywhere.
Be Delight-Ful with Chartwells
Chartwells is spreading kindness and delight throughout the week of February 13 through 17 during its national Delight-Ful campaign across its 300 partner campuses. Look for random surprises and delights at Morgan Dining Hall all week, and join the Delight-Ful celebration at lunch on Wednesday, February 15, featuring a student-voted menu, DJ, sampling, and other activities to support Chartwells’ goal of 500,000 acts of kindness.
Kognito Successful in Educating Community to Recognize Signs of Psychological Distress
This fall, the WPI community demonstrated an impressive commitment to mental health education: 996 employees and 2,165 undergraduate and graduate students completed Kognito training, designed to prepare faculty and staff to support students exhibiting signs of psychological distress and help students support each other. The majority (92% of employees and 78% of students) said they would recommend this program, and participants reported a significant increase in their perception of their ability to recognize when a student is experiencing psychological distress and their confidence in their ability to refer others to mental health support services.
CWB Extends Hours of Operations
The CWB has extended its hours! The Center is now open from 8:30 am to 9 pm Mondays through Fridays and will be staffed in the evenings (5 pm to 9 pm) by Our Peer Well-Being Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram at wpi_cwb or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and suggestions.
This doggo had a te-ruff-ic Wellness Day!
We’d like to know how you supported your own well-being on our most recent Wellness Day and welcome your input as we plan future Wellness Days. Which activities did you enjoy and would like to see again? What suggestions do you have for future activities? Please fill out the Wellness Day Feedback Form to share your thoughts.
Great Sex Day
The Alliance is hosting Great Sex Day, a collaborative student event to promote safe sex and healthy relationships. Drop by the Campus Center Odeum from 11 am to 3 pm February 15 to participate in fun activities about consent and communication and learn about resources available from on- and off-campus organizations. Free and confidential sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing will be available courtesy of AIDS Project Worcester. Learn more about the Alliance here.
If you can’t make it to Great Sex Day but want info about STIs and sexual health, check Planned Parenthood online or AIDS Project Worcester (both of which offer consults and testing). WPI Student Health Services also offers confidential testing and screening for students on campus. STI screening tests are recommended at least annually for sexually active individuals. Call 508-831-5520 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
Community Voices Spotlight
"Having a place like the CWB on campus where someone can just disassociate with school life, not have to worry about any of that for a good hour, relax and to partake in crafts or try to seek help themselves is quite frankly monumental."
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