The Well Ed Program provides wellness groups for students in a variety of health topics. These groups are a safe and supportive environment where students can discuss personal issues and learn different strategies to improve their health.
Cafe Au Laid- Sexuality and Relationship Workshops
Want to learn how to communicate effectively with your partner? Have questions about sex but you were always too afraid to ask? This series of workshops are designed to help students navigate relationship and sexuality issues. They focus on issues of sexual identity, disease prevention, communication and pleasure. The workshop provides students with the opportunity to talk about these issues in a safe and supportive environment. The workshops will be guided discussions and will focus on different sexual and relationships issues. Guest speakers and organizations will be invited to facilitate discussions. These workshops will be held once a month on thursdays, starting October 3rd.
Hip Mama: Mom-to-be and New Mom Support Group
Are you pregnant? Are You a New Mom? Trying to figure out how to balance your academic course load and your new baby? This support group will allow students to connect with other expectant students and new moms to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. In this group, students will be able to share experiences, study tips, how to handle pregnancy and motherhood while in college, and much more. The support group is designed to provide students with a vast array of resources to smooth the transition from motherhood to academic life. The group will meet Mondays once a month starting on September 30th.
More Than Your Size: Mindful Eating and Size Acceptance Group
Tired of Dieting? Want to learn how to develop a positive relationship with food and exercise? This wellness group focuses on the concept that we can be healthy at every size. The group works with students to teach them the principles of mindful eating, how to develop positive relationships with food and exercise and how to make small, yet meaningful changes to improve their health in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Students who participate in the group will mindful eating strategies, learn how yo-yo dieting affects your long term health and learn different ways to incorporate physical activity into their daily life. This group meets Thursdays twice a month starting September 26th.
Individual Wellness Counseling
The Wellness Education & Promotion Program is here to provide individual health counseling on issues such as condom use, birth control options, safer sex, and breast and testicular health. You can make an appointment for an individual session or you can stop by the Old Gym Building, Room 116 and be seen as a walk-in. All health counseling is completely private and confidential.
Condom Use & Safer Sex Options
Students often come in to learn the correct way to use male and female condoms and to learn more about safer sex options. We use demonstration models to show the correct way both male and female condoms are used, and we're happy to provide you with male and female condoms, lubricant, condom wallets, and information. We also provide students with information about birth control options and Plan B® Emergency Contraception.
Breast & Testicular Health
We also use breast and testicular models to show students how to perform a Breast-Self Exam or a Testicular-Self Exam. These self-exams should be performed at home each month. People tend to skip these personal self-exams because they are not sure how to perform them correctly. We're happy to show you using demonstration models.
To schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Peer Educator, Salimah Ross, teaches a Health Education and Promotion student about different forms of birth control as she prepares for a classroom presentation