Health & Wellness Education

College is a new and exciting experience for young adults. Throughout your four years we hope you will grow and mature into a well rounded individual. During your time here you will meet new and different people, make new friends and join in a variety of extra curricular or work opportunities. Along the way you will have challenges and successes, both of which will make you a stronger person. Stonehill thrives on educating the entire person, the whole being, mind, body and spirit.

At the Office of Health and Wellness we offer information on how to live a healthy lifestyle and encourage making positive behavior choices. We believe in promoting the health and wellbeing of students through prevention of illness, injury and disease and through raising awareness of issues affecting the students mind, body and spirit.

Healthy Choices = Successful Students
Make healthy choices everyday!

Contact Information:
The Office of Health and Wellness is located in the Roche Dining Commons, Room 101. 
Phone: 508-565-1544

Fax: 508-565-1416
Email: Wellness@stonehill.edu
Or stop by in person!

 

Fall 2018 Events

August 28th, 11:30am-12:30pm, Wellness Luncheon for Freshmen

  • This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn about the different wellness opportunities on campus and speak to upperclassmen about their wellness experiences. To register email, wellness@stonehill.edu by Friday August 24th. Free lunch provided, please email the Health and Wellness Center if you have any dietary restrictions.

Freshmen Nutrition Workshop, Sept. 10, 17, 24th and Oct. 1st all 11:30am-12:30pm

  • This is a four week workshop conducted by the Dietitian and the Wellness Coordinator, to help incoming freshmen learn to navigate the cafeteria and help make healthy food choices. Topics covered include, How to eat healthy in the dining halls, best foods to eat while studying, eating out at local restaurants, snacking tips, is the freshmen 15 a myth or reality, and much more! To register email, wellness@stonehill.edu

Sexual Violence Prevention Week, September 10-14th

  • This week is dedicated to educating the student body on sexual assault prevention through Bystander Intervention Training's, educational workshops on consent, tabling activities and campus events.

Family Weekend 5K Road Race, Saturday September 15th

  • Check in begins at 8am at the Shield's Science Center Plaza, race begins promptly at 8:30am. Register through the Student Engagement Office or at the Info Desk in the Roche Dining Commons.

Mental Health Awareness Week, September 17th - 21st

  • This week is dedicated to educating the campus community about mental health issues while in college include addressing, stress, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention. All events are free and open to students, faculty and staff.

Fresh Check Day, Saturday September 22nd, 1pm-4pm on the Quad

  • This is an outdoor wellness fair for students to learn about mental health services, on campus resources and ways to deal with stress, anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide. The event includes outdoor music, games, interactive booths run by student clubs, free food and baby farm animals to pet for stress relief.

Domestic Violence Prevention Week, October 1st - 5th 

  • This week is dedicated to educating the campus community on domestic violence prevention. There will be programs and workshops to address healthy vs unhealthy relationships and how to help a friend or loved one. All events are free and open to students, faculty and staff.

Alcohol Awareness Week, October 15th - 19th

  • This week is dedicated to addressing high risk drinking on a college campus as well as ways to abstain from alcohol use or how to use alcohol moderately.

The Great American Smoke Out, Thursday November 15th, 11am-2pm, Lower Dining Commons

  • The Great American Smoke Out is a national observance to address quitting tobacco use. There will be programs to educate the campus community not only on the dangers of smoking cigarettes but other forms of tobacco as well including e-cigarettes, vaping, hookah’s, cigars and smokeless tobacco use.

Stress Free Week, December 12th -19th

  • This week is dedicated to helping students learn ways to relieve stress from studying for finals. Activities include, chair massages, pet therapy, art therapy, healthy snacks, etc.

Fall 2018 Wellness Training's:

  • Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention Training is a nationally recognized training to help identify signs that someone may be considering suicide as well as ways to help intervene if you are concerned about a friend or loved one. 
    • Sept. 17th: 11:30am-12:30pm, Duffy 015
    • Oct. 12th, 12pm-1pm, Duffy 204
    • Nov. 6th, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Duffy 204
    • Dec. 12th, 1pm-2pm, Cushing Martin 020
  • One Love: Dating Violence Prevention Training. Learn about signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships as well as how to help a friend or loved one. 
    • Sept. 13th: 2:30pm-4pm Duffy 207
    • Oct. 12th: 1pm-2:30pm, Duffy 201
    • Nov. 13th: 2:30pm-4pm, Duffy 204
    • Dec. 12th, 10am-11:30am, Martin Institute 206
  • Bystander Intervention Training, is a nationally recognized training on sexual violence prevention. Learn how to identify potentially risky situations and how to help intervene in a safe effective way. 
    • Sept. 10th: 4pm-5:30pm, Duffy 118
    • Sept. 28th: 12pm-1:30pm, Duffy 213
    • Oct. 9th: 2pm-3:30pm, Cushing Martin 020
    • Oct. 15th: 5pm-6:30pm, Duffy 101
    • Nov. 2nd: 3pm-4:30pm, Duffy 1013pm
    • Nov. 15th: 3pm-4:30pm, Duffy 207
    • Dec. 12th: 2pm-3:30pm, Cushing Martin 020
    • Dec. 13th: 12pm-1:30pm, Cushing Martin 203
  • M.V.P. Mentor's in Violence Prevention is a bystander training specifically designed for student athletes to engage in discussions on violence prevention and healthy communication. 
    • Sept. 14th, 1pm-2:30pm, Duffy 201
    • Oct. 9th, 12pm-1:30pm, Duffy 015
    • Nov. 14th, 3pm-4:30pm, Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex, Room 105
    • Dec. 13th, 2pm-3:30pm, Cushing Martin 142
    • Dec. 17th, 12pm-1:30pm, Duffy 219
  • R.A.D. Self Defense classes for women. This is a nationally recognized training that teaches awareness skills and basic self defense techniques. This is a 12 hour training and you must be able to make the entire 12 hours in order to sign up.
    • Session 1: Meets on Monday's and  Wednesday's from 6pm-9pm on the following dates: Sept. 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th
    • Session 2: Meets on Sunday's from 5pm-9pm on the following dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th

To register for a wellness training, sign on to Handshake and search for them under "workshop".

 

Services Provided

  1. Health lectures and presentation requests:
    If you would like to request a health related presentation please email Jessica at wellness@stonehill.edu. See “health topics” list for possible list of presentation topics. Professors, Resident Advisors or students interested in health and wellness issues may request presentations.

  2. Health Education Counseling

    We counsel on a variety of topics including but not limited to: basic nutrition/diet assessments, smoking cessation, sleep tips, stress and time management, sexual health questions or relationship/roommate tips. We also offer referrals to the Sodexho Dietitians x1879, the Counseling and Testing Center x1331 and Health Services x1307.
  3. Workshops and seminars
    We conduct workshops and seminars on a variety of topics including but not limited to: Healthy Eating and Stress Reduction and Relaxation Techniques.

  4. Pamphlets, Brochures and Health Literacy Materials

    Our library contains a variety of books useful to college students on topics included but not limited to: Cooking, Eating Disorders, Alcohol, Feng Shui, Vegetarianism, Sports Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, etc.

    In addition we also have a wide variety of pamphlets, brochures, handouts and other health literacy materials on numerous topics. Stop by today to see our selection!
  5. Campus Wide Awareness Events
    We help sponsor campus wide events which focus on specific health issues such as: Alcohol Awareness Week in October, the Great American Smoke Out in November, World AIDS Day in December, Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February, Safe Spring Break in March and Sexual Assault Prevention in April. If you are interested in learning more about these events or helping out with them please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!
  6. Resource for Health Information
    Specific areas of health which we offer information on include:
    Alcohol
    Cold/Flu
    Drugs
    Gambling
    Immunizations
    International Students Health Guide
    Men’s Health
    Mental Health
    My Student Body
    Nutrition
    Peer Health Education
    Physical Activity
    Relationships
    Safety
    Sexual Health
    Sleep
    Smoking
    Spirituality
    Stress and Time Management Skills
    Women’s Health

Other Alcohol and Drug Information:

To view our Drug Free Schools and Campus Regulations Biennial Review Report Click HERE

Below are the Appendice's from the Biennial Review Report:

  1. Biennial Review Report 2016
  2. Employee Legal Notices Pamphlet 2015
  3. Substance Awareness Policy and Statement of Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
  4. Student Legal Notices Pamphlet 2015
  5. Vice President of Student Affairs Letter to First Year Families

 

We are pleased to announce that Stonehill College has received the Jed Foundation Campus Seal of approval signifying that our campus is proactive in raising awareness and educating the community about mental health issues and suicide prevention.

 

 "The JedCampus seal will be awarded to schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming, based upon evaluation of the school’s survey responses against the Jed Foundation’s recommended practices in mental health programming. This recognition of your school’s commitment to the emotional wellbeing of your campus will remain valid for two years."