Resources

Wellness Self-Assessment

Do you want to learn more about your unique well-being? Click below to learn more!

Reflect to Connect: Wellness Self-Assessment

Wellness is a dynamic, multifaceted experience that changes throughout one's life based on different circumstances. 

Use our new Wellness Self-Assessment as a guide to help you reflect on areas of your unique wellness. The assessment will give you personalized recommendations on supports to connect to if you'd like to work on stregthening any areas of your well-being. If you have any questions or are interested in support to strengthen any areas, send us an email to connect - we are here for you!

Wellness Newsletter

 

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on resources and programs on topics such as mental health, nutrition, immunity, exercise and movement, nature, community, and more!

2021-2022 Academic Year
2020-2021 Academic Year
2019-2020 Academic Year

Wellness Library

We are excited to bring you our new Wellness Library! Click below to see all of the books that are now available for all students, free of charge!

Books in Our Library

Click each link below to read more about the book and author.

Have you heard of a book, read a review that sounds interesting, or have a copy of a book you no longer need? We would be happy to add it to our library! Please send us an email to let us know.

How to Borrow a Book

If you see a book you would like to checkout, please follow these steps:

  1. Email us at StudentWellness@wellesley.edu to let us know which book you would like to borrow and a day and time you would like to come by our office to pick it up. We appreciate you borrowing one book at a time and keeping a book for no more than one week. You can always check out a book more than once!

  2. Once we respond to confirm the book is available, please complete this form to sign out your book. If a book you are interested in is currently unavailable, we will add your name to a waiting list and notify you once it is available.

  3. Stop by the Office of Student Wellness (Billings 1st Floor) on the prearranged date and time to pick up your book!

Videos

Check out the Office of Student Wellness' YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with all of our new video content, including our series "Thrive in Five" which features accessible, easy-to-implement wellness ideas!

Boost Your Immunity

In this Thrive in Five episode, our Nurse Outreach Educator Nancy Baden discusses how to keep your immune system strong and your body healthy.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out these resources for more information on immunity:

Creating a More Accessible, Well Wellesley: Workshop Recording

We believe that creating community is best done when it is accessible to all folks in the community!

On 5/12/2021, the Office of Student Wellness partnered with Accessibility and Disability Resources (ADR) to host a workshop entitled "Community Care and Self-Care: Creating a More Accessible, Well Wellesley"

Together, our offices along with Peer Health Educators and Student Access Advocates, student leaders, and students-at-large, explored how to create accessible, inclusive spaces in orgs and throughout campus spaces, while also caring for ourselves and one another for a more well campus overall.

To watch the video, please click here! For handouts, slides, and additional resources, please see below:

 

 

Healthy Habits for Community Immunity

Check out this video on Community Immunity brought to you by our Balance Health Educators to learn some tips on keeping yourself and the community healthy!

Fresh Check Day 2021

Fresh Check Day is a unique, uplifting, and fun mental health and suicide awareness and prevention program developed by the Jordan Proco Foundation. Designed to engage college communities in dialogue around mental health through interactive activities (modified virtually for covid times), it encourages students to be one of the nine out of ten who can help someone in need!

Brought to you in collaboration with the Stone Center, Active Minds, the Office of Student Wellness, and the Office of Residential Life and student volunteers. Our original program aired live on Wednesday, April 7th 2021 at 1:00 pm EST but you can view it here and explore Fresh Check at home!

Food + Mood

In this Thrive in Five episode, our nutritionist-dietitian Barbara Southcote discusses the links between food and mood.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out this article for more resources and information!

Food + Supplements to Support Immunity

In this Thrive in Five episode, our nutritionist-dietitian Barbara Southcote discusses how maintaining a balanced diet, along with supplements, can contribute to supporting our body's immune system.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out this article for more resources and information!

Harambee House: Health + Well-being Campus Resources Panel

Presented by Harambee House and co-sponsored by Acorns, Slater, LGBTQ+ Programs and Services, a series of panels were presented in Spring 2021 featuring campus resources. Click here to view the Office of Student Wellness join ORSL and PERA to discuss how OSW supports students from an instersectional, holistic approach, as well as our programs offerings to support your unique wellness!

Mindful Activities

In this Thrive in Five episode, our graduate fellow Talia Seavey discusses the importance of mindfulness and creative ways to implement mindful activities in your everyday life.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out these resources for more information on mindfulness:

Sleep for Success

In this Thrive in Five episode, our Nurse Outreach Educator Nancy Baden discusses the importance of sleep to support your holistic well-being, and how to improve our sleep routines for more optimal sleep.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out these resources for more information on sleep:

Spring into Self-Care

In this Thrive in Five episode, our Director of the Office of Student Wellness Allie Weinberg discusses the nuances between self-soothing and self-care, and also explores concepts of grounding techniques and dimensions of wellness to better support your holistic well-being.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out these resources for more information on self-care:

Wellness After Wellesley: Transitions After College

The transition from college to your next chapter involves navigating change and learning about yourself. The Office of Student Wellness shares some of our recommendations for you as you think about the many components of your own individual wellness journey. We answer questions about some basics such as sleep schedules and grocery shopping, as well as concepts such as mindfulness, gratitude, humor, resilience, and joy!

Yoga + Stress Management

In this Thrive in Five episode, our Graduate Fellow Talia Seavey discusses how yoga focuses on our mind-body connection to help better manage stress and support your holistic well-being.

Want to boost your wellness? Check out these resources for more information on yoga and stress management:

Younique: Conversations Around Body Inclusivity

Originally created as a virtual booth for Fresh Check Day 2021, Younique is a Fresh Check Day booth with a goal to raise awareness about the prevalence of disordered eating and negative body image in college students and to provide resources to support students who are struggling. 

 

This video was created by the Office of Student Wellness and student volunteers to model how we might have conversations with friends or loved ones around body inclusivity and challenging limiting thoughts around food. We encourage you to check it out and embrace the "younique" beauty of you! If you are looking for additional resources around disordered eating, body image, or nutrition, please visit our resources or contact our Barbara Southcote our Registered-Dietitian Nutritionist in the Office of Student Wellness.

Wellness Outreach Collaborative + Campus Supports

Looking for additional wellness support? Connect to one of our wonderful partners on-campus part of the Wellness Outreach Collaborative!

Wellness Outreach Collaborative

Below are some of our wonderful on-campus partners that are part of the Wellness Outreach Collaborative (WOC). The WOC works to inspire students to cultivate life­long habits of wellness. 

The mission of the collaborative is to meet the diverse and evolving needs of Wellesley College students by fostering a total learning environment that inspires students to cultivate life­long habits of wellness and empowers them to make a difference in their world. Through our collaborative efforts, Wellesley students will:

  • learn to practice sustainable self­-care that is essential to their physical, emotional, and spiritual growth;
  • actively engage in the processes of self ­discovery, self ­acceptance, self advocacy, and transformation; and
  • integrate the knowledge necessary to make healthy and positive choices, including awareness of how to access the resources and support available to them in the community.

The Wellness Outreach Collaborative is composed of representatives from:

Additional on-campus wellness campus partners include: