Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators

The Office of Student Wellness works hand-in-hand with student organizations on campus to promote health and wellness...Check them out below!

Active Minds (Mental Health Educators, MHEs)

Who are we?

  • Wellesley Active Minds is dedicated to addressing mental health stigma, raising awareness, and advocating for the rights and needs of students around topics of mental health.
  • For almost 20 years, our peer health group (formerly Organization for Mental Health Awareness) has offered programming, resources, and institutional measures to create positive change on campus for mental health.

Our most popular events:

  • Mental Health Mic Night
  • Love Your Body Week
  • Stress Less Week
  • Petting Zoo
  • ...and more!

To learn more:

Balance Health Educators (BHEs)

Who are we?

  • The Balance Health Educators is a student organization that works to support peer health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of living a balanced lifestyle through programming focusing mainly on nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress resiliency. Take the WellN.E.S.St Questionnaire to anonymously assess your self-care and find supports and resources.

  • Check it out! Our BHEs put together a Peer Resource Guide to help support you navigate wellness during COVID-19. 

Our most popular events:

  • WellNESSt (nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management) Festival

  • Community Engagement hours in residence halls

  • DIY Aromatherapy

  • Sleep workshops

  • Advocacy opportunities for health equity

To learn more:

Sexual Health Educators (SHEs)
Who are we?
  • The Sexual Health Educators (SHEs) of Wellesley College are peer educators who work with the Wellesley College Office of Student Wellness to provide medically-accurate and inclusive education and outreach in the area of sexual health.

  • We define sexual health as the following: ​“Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.”

  • We provide safer sex supplies to the whole campus for free! Safer sex supplies are available in the residence hall laundry rooms and on your local SHE's door. If you don't see something you want, let us know and we can add that to our safer sex supply repertoire!

  • Want to become a SHE? Applications open in the fall semester every year, and we accept applicants from all class years - no previous peer health education experience required!

  • Be sure to check out "The Sex Talk You Never Had" by the Wellesley College Sexual Health Educators!

Our most popular events:

  • Sex(ual Health) Carnival

  • Men's Panel

  • SHEpardy

  • SHbingo

  • Sexual Health Education Week (SEW)

  • Spring Lecture

To learn more: