The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center's mission is to promote holistic health and wellness in the Hampshire community.
Who we are
The Wellness Center is a component of the Campus Safety and Wellbeing department and is staffed primarily by the department's Health and Wellbeing Advocate Staff. Part of the mission of Campus Safety and Wellbeing is to promote holistic health and wellness in the Hampshire community. Our approach to wellness is firmly rooted in harm reduction, and we support wellness in many forms, including social, emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and occupational. Our work is intersectional, and we believe that self-care and community care are both key to building resilience, empowering ourselves and our communities, and fostering collective liberation and healing!
Where we are
Find us in Enfield (yellow building by the basketball court).
What we do
The Wellness Center offers ongoing programs as well as a number of one-time events throughout the semester, and is the primary provider of safer sex supplies on campus. The Wellness Center focuses primarily on topics such as: sexual health, consent, substance use, building resilience, stress-management and grounding strategies, self-care/community care, sleep health, and more. We also partner with many offices/programs on campus and student groups such as the Sexperts, First Gen @ Hampshire, and others.
Visit the Wellness Center
The building has a wheelchair ramp to the 1st floor and a flight of steps to the second floor. Unfortunately, the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. We are always striving to make events more accessible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or requests.
Wellness Center and Advocate Hours
We're open daily from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Health and wellbeing advocates are available almost 24/7 and can be accessed by calling Campus Safety and Wellbeing at 413.559.5424.
Meet with the Sr. Health and Wellbeing Advocate
Have a question or suggestion? Looking for resources or support? Write to Kyle Harrington, sr. health and wellbeing advocate at khSA@hampshire.edu.
What's in the Wellness Center?
- SPACE STATION: Relax with galaxy lights, heated foot massagers, mindfulness activities, sensory toys, & soothing crafts to help you stimulate your senses and cope with stress.
- LIVING ROOM: Get cozy in the living room with a movie screen and projector, couches, plants, and more.
- KINDNESS KITCHEN & DINING ROOM: Access free groceries, gather around for a community meal, meeting, or game night in this sunny spot.
- ZINE & RESOURCE LIBRARY: Get info on lots of health and wellness topics like safer sex, relationships, nutrition, dealing with stress, academic tips, substances, safer binding and tucking, and more.
- WELLNESS SUPPLIES & GIVEAWAYS: Pick up safer sex supplies (gloves, dams, condoms, lubes), menstrual supplies, and a few toiletries. Plus, we always have different giveaways like lip balm, sensory/fidget toys, affirmation prints, stickers, and more.
- TEA STATION: Grab a cup of herbal, black, or green tea with honey or other sweeteners
Health and Wellbeing Advocates
Health and Wellbeing Advocates are a compassionate team of people who work within Campus Safety and Wellbeing at The Wellness Center to offer a uniquely supportive resource to the Hampshire College community! The advocates aim to cultivate a community of care in their responsive role supporting students in crisis, as well as through the plethora of harm reduction and prevention-oriented programming and resources they offer. At any given time of day or night, advocates are facilitating workshops with campus partners, supporting students in navigating a challenge, and collaborating on campus-wide care strategies and resources!
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