By: Angel Molekunnel, Manning School of Business Well-being Leader
As a student at UMass Lowell, I’ve discovered a wealth of resources and support geared toward enhancing my overall well-being. The university prioritizes the health and happiness of its students through various services and programs.
STUDENT LIFE & WELL-BEING
Engaging in healthy living is encouraged through an array of wellness programs and events. Nutrition workshops, fitness classes, and stress management seminars are just a glimpse into the initiatives that UMass Lowell organizes. These not only contribute to my physical well-being but also create a sense of community and support among students.
The Office of Student Life & Well-being hosts events in the Serenity Center every Wednesday from 4 pm to 6 pm for Wellness Wednesdays. Each week an activity is provided to help the UMass Lowell Community connect to themselves and each other.
The event lineup for this fall is:
9/6: Vision Boards
9/20: DIY Sugar Scrub Workshop
9/27: Art Therapy- Kindness Rocks
10/25: DIY Blanket Making
11/15: Mindful Eating
12/13: Therapy Dogs
We also have well-being leaders who are student leaders who have been trained in supporting their peers’ well-being, including all eight dimensions of wellness. They e hold office hours within their respective colleges.
Have a question? Ask your well-being leader!
Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences: Nosagiegbon Igiede, Fajr Zahid
Kennedy College of Sciences: Yashvi Patel, Haiya Patel
Manning School of Business: Medhanit Woldemichael, Angel Molekunnel
Francis College of Engineering: Doa Jamal, Kuldeepsinh Derola
College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Fahad Alden, Julia Yeadon
For more information, visit https://www.uml.edu/wellbeing/well-being-leaders.aspx.
Counseling Services play a crucial role in fostering emotional and psychological health. The university provides a range of options, from individual counseling to engaging group therapy sessions. Workshops are available, equipping students with valuable tools to manage stress and navigate mental health challenges. The resources offered are not just theoretical but practical and aid students in maintaining a healthy mental state.
Resources for Students Looking for Support. I need help now, I’m in crisis:
If you are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else, immediately call Campus Police at 978-934-4911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call the on-call clinician anytime, 24/7, at 855-890-2879.
I want to talk with someone:
Call Counseling Services at 978-934-6800 for crisis intervention, assessment, referrals and short-term individual counseling.
UMASS LOWELL HEALTH SERVICES
Concerning physical health, UMass Lowell has on-campus Health Services that goes beyond merely addressing medical needs. Whether it’s general medical care, vaccinations, or health education, the university prioritizes the holistic well-being of its students. This approach contributes to creating a campus environment where students feel supported in all aspects of their health.
Contact Health Services:
For those of us living on campus, Housing and Residence Life Support adds an extra layer of assistance. The Office of Residence Life at UMass Lowell is actively involved in providing resources and support. This encompasses aid in resolving roommate conflicts, addressing housing-related issues, and actively cultivating a positive living environment. The university recognizes the impact of a supportive living space on overall student well-being.
In my experience, these services collectively reflect UMass Lowell’s dedication to ensuring that students not only succeed academically but also thrive in a holistic sense, both mentally and physically. The availability of such resources undoubtedly contributes to a more enriching and fulfilling college experience for myself and other students.