We like to learn about wellness while having fun! Throughout the year, the Office of Wellness Education provides an interactive way to learn tips about your own wellness as well as how to check in with each other. We have events that range from smaller classroom presentations to large health fairs. Here is a breakdown of our events throughout the year:
Fresh Check Day
In partnership with the Jordan Porco Foundation, CCSU presents Fresh Check Day - an interactive health fair to increase awareness of mental health resources and services available to students as well as reducing the stigma and misconceptions around mental health. With the help of student organization, we are able to get this message across in a fun and interactive way. If your organization is interested in being involved in the next Fresh Check Day, please contact Jonathan Pohl.
Mind, body and spirit. That is what Healing Hearts is all about. It is held in the spring semester of the academic year. Each year the theme of Healing Hearts is tailored to the current wellness trends in higher education. We encourage student organizations to get involved with Healing Hearts and create their own activity to help practice mindfulness of the mind, body and spirit. If your student organization is interested in being involved with the next Healing Hearts fair, please contact Jonathan Pohl.
Alcohol Awareness Fair
Do you know the four signs of alcohol poisoning? Alcohol Awareness Fair is here to help students to learn how to keep themselves safe in regards to alcohol, as well as be able to help a friend in need. If your organization is interested in being involved with the next Alcohol Awareness Fair, please contact Jonathan Pohl.
Medium-Scale Presentations & Trainings:
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
QPR is a gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. During the 1.5 hour training you will learn how to recognize a student in distress, how to help the student, and how to get the student the help they need. QPR will help our community feel comfortable checking in with one another and gaining the skills needed to get that person help. This is a free training and is for all students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in having a QPR training, please contact Jonathan Pohl.
Are you interested in bringing a guest speaker to your class or student organization to learn about the different areas of wellness? We have five presentations about student wellness that are on-the-go. You simple request one of the give presentations and we come to your classroom or meeting.
Small-Group Trainings & One-on-one Training:
A small-group class taught by a member of Wellness Education to provide alcohol education to students including the definition of a standard drink, a discussion about blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and possible effects of high risk drinking behaviors including binge drinking.
BASICS I & II
Brief Alcohol Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) is a way to reduce alcohol related risks NOW, preventing alcohol dependence in the FUTURE. Students attend two hour-long one-on-one sessions with a member of Wellness Education.