Health & Wellness Events
Reminder: Did you take your meds yet?
April 15th from 2-4 pm ET @ Fellows Garden (In-person)Hiding your pill box or lockbox in a drawer or bathroom cabinet can make it hard to remember when it’s time to take your meds. But, what if your pill box or lockbox wasn’t something you had to hide? Join BTW to decorate your very-own pillbox or take a decoration kit to go!
This is My Brave
April 15th at 6 pm ET (Virtual)
It’s okay not to be okay. There is hope in all circumstances. At This Is My Brave College Edition, experience authentic, creative storytelling from six Boston-area college students – Eden, LaToya, Mitchell, Ruby, Nicole, and David – who live with mental health challenges. Let our storytellers inspire you to find hope in your own challenges or give hope to someone you love who may be facing similar circumstances. There will be a live question and answer segment after the performance where you can interact directly with the storytellers.
Join us to be inspired by an amazing cast of storytellers who are breaking barriers to end stigma for college students everywhere!
Wellness Day: Recess
April 20th from 11am-2pm ET @ Fellow's Garden and Chum's in the Castle (In -person & Virtual)
With no classes on Tuesday, April 20, join the Wellness Programmers for recess!
If you're on campus:
- Visit the Brandeis Booths and Fellows Garden between 11 am and 1 pm ET to enjoy the Spring weather, snacks, and lawn games. BTW will be leading a "Recess and Reassess Your Self-Care" activity with resources and giveaways.
- Drop by Chum's in the Castle between 12 pm and 2pm ET to get free ice cream (including non-dairy options) and play games like giant Checkers and Connect Four.
If you're off campus, tune in for screen break yoga and a wellness-themed inSTEP event.
Weed Out the Myths
April 20th at 2:30 pm ET (Virtual)
HAWP presents "Weed Out The Myths," a virtual Q&A panel with experts in cannabis research, policy, and health and safety.
Dr. Staci Gruber: Director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core at McLean Hospital’s Brain Imaging Center and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She launched Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND).
Will Jones III, MPA: Communications and Outreach Associate at Smart Approaches to Marijuana. He is an experienced speaker and community activist working on issues of social justice at the local and national level. He co-founded Two Is Enough DC.
Tom Fontana, LCMHC, LADC: Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs Initiatives Manager for the University of Vermont. He coordinates prevention, education, and the brief intervention model, BASICS. He is also the creator of the T Break Guide.
December 2020This fall, the Wellness Programmers have created a website with a curated collection of stress-relieving videos, apps, meditations, playlists, websites, and other supportive resources. Think of this site as a digital care package that you can visit whenever you need a study break or some stress relief.
October 25-31, 2020
Sep. 16 from 6 pm -7 pm ET
Don't drink or smoke? You're not alone. Join a community of like-minded people at this virtual event, where you will hear from a panel of students about their experiences living substance-free at Brandeis, and chat about building a vibrant and meaningful social life on campus. This event is open to all; new students are especially encouraged to attend. Register here to receive the Zoom link.
Waltham Group Card-Making Event
June 24, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Waltham Group, Brandeis’ largest community service organization, is working through the summer to serve their community partners remotely. One of their summer volunteer initiatives is writing letters to people living with dementia and their caregivers. These letters are meant to send good wishes and remind them the Brandeis community is thinking of them. Waltham Group is hosting a Zoom event for new students to meet fellow classmates and student leaders, ask questions, and spend time writing letters for this cause. This event is just for incoming first years at Brandeis, and is a great way to learn about community service and get started early! Student and staff representatives from the Department of Community Service and Health and Wellness Promotion will be there to share resources and opportunities. This is also a chance to meet like-minded people in your class.
Register for the Card-Making Event now!
April 27, 2020 - May 15, 2020Virtual Stressbusters are a collection of stress reducing activities from departments across campus to support student well-being through final exams.
March 1, 2020 through March 7, 2020The goal of Wellness Week is to lift spirits and foster connections as we enter the busy month of March.
November 4 - November 8, 2020