Health & Wellness Events

Reminder: Did you take your meds yet?

April 15th from 2-4 pm ET @ Fellows Garden (In-person)

Blue background with 'Reminder: Did you take your meds?' event details.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)

Blue and yellow dotted background with 'This is My Brave' event details and pictures of Boston area college student actors. 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!

Register here

Wellness Day: Recess

April 20th from 11am-2pm ET @ Fellow's Garden and Chum's in the Castle (In -person & Virtual)

A picture of a Brandeisian playing frisbee and a picture of the Louis Brandeis statue, along with program event details. 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.

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Weed Out the Myths

April 20th at 2:30 pm ET (Virtual)

Green background with 'Weed Out the Myths' event details.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.

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Past Events

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Stressbusters - Fall 2020

December 2020

This 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.

Eat, Sleep, Move Week

October 25-31, 2020

Three Corgi dogs against a dark green background; one with a dog food bowl, one sleeping with a pillow, and one rolling around. 2020 has not been an easy year, and the transition to winter brings with it additional challenges to our well-being. The goal of Eat, Sleep, Move Week is to remind us of the importance of these simple but vital self-care fundamentals: eating well, sleeping well, and moving our bodies. Visit the Eat, Sleep, Move Week website for the full calendar of virtual and in-person events, contests, and giveaways.

Living Substance-Free @ Brandeis

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!

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Virtual Stressbusters

April 27, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Virtual Stressbusters are a collection of stress reducing activities from departments across campus to support student well-being through final exams.

Wellness Week

March 1, 2020 through March 7, 2020

A bird chirps against a bright orange and red sunThe goal of Wellness Week is to lift spirits and foster connections as we enter the busy month of March. 

Stressbusters - Fall 2019

A cat holding a mug wearing a scarfStressbusters are a collaborative effort between departments to provide stress reduction programming for students during final exams.

Sleep Week - Fall 2019

November 4 - November 8, 2020