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Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: Health Resources on Campus

This is an updated version of a post originally written by Catherine MacLean ’14 which appeared on the Peer Advisor Blog and on Wesleying. It also includes a section on resources for survivors of sexual assault by Ryden Nelson ’16 and Chloe Murtagh ’15, a section on the support groups run by WeSupport by Veronica Harrington ’17, and a section on the new mental health resources initiative by Aliya Shecter ’20 and the WSA.
This is part of our 2017 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

In your time at Wes, you’ll probably need some kind of health support, whether physical, mental, or emotional, and luckily enough, there are quite a few options available. Here’s a crowdsourced rundown of many of the services available to help keep you healthy.

Sexual Health Week

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From WesWell comes this announcement:

Check out all of the sexy events during Sexual Health Week (April 20-24)!  Brought to you by WesWell & your friendly Peer Health Advocates!

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Be a Peer Health Advocate!

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 13.29.50WesWell wants you!

Love your peers? Love health? Love advocacy?

If you said yes to these questions, then you’d be one heck of a Peer Health Advocate (PHA)!

Join the awesome WesWell team that brings the Day of Happiness, SexQuest, WeSheep, massage, the Mindfulness Carnival, oh Megan! and world class health education to Wes.

Apply here by noon on Sunday September 28!

Questions? Hit up weswell[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Deadline: Sunday, September 28th.
Location: Online

Ability and Wellness at Wesleyan

student_wellness_showoff-1024x723 (1)This just in from Sarah Kalish ’14:

Join students from Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights, Active Minds, and the Peer Health Advocates for a conversation about disability/ability, health, and wellness at Wesleyan. Feel free to bring any questions you may have relating to any aspect of campus life or transitioning to college. We invite anyone interested in discussing these issues as well as learning about disability and health activism on campus to join!

Date: Today, Thursday April 17th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Rooms 115 and 113
Cost: Free!


Massage for Stress Relief Workshop


From Rachel Unger ’15:

Come learn how to give (and receive) stress relieving massages from the Peer Health Advocates. This is a ResLife event for High/Lorise, but all are welcome to attend! Bring a partner and a towel to lie on.

Plus: free stress balls and chocolate!

Date: Sunday, November 17 (TODAY)
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Place: High Rise Lounge
Cost: Free

50 Shades of Yes!

From the awesome peeps of WesWell:

Come eat and talk with the Peer Health Advocates after Monday’s “Gettin’ Wordy & Talkin’ Dirty” Event with Oh Megan!

Date: TODAY, November 13th
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Place: PAC 422
Cost: FREE

Sexy Time: Gettin’ Wordy and Talkin’ Dirty

From WesWell:

WesWell and the Peer Health Advocates are bringing Megan Andelloux back!

-Looking for a more perfect union of you and your partners’ desires?
-Trying to figure out what gets you off and how to say that to your partner?
-Interested in exploring what ethical sexuality might look like?

Improve your SEXY TIME with fun new phrases. Learn more about consent in and out the bedroom. Come for a great talk and awesome sex toys. You will be very satisfied.

Date: Monday, Nov 11
Time: 7PM to 9PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Be a Peer Health Advocate; Make safe sex great sex!

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Love your peers? Love health?  Love advocacy?

If you said yes to these questions, then you’d be one heck of a Peer Health Advocate (PHA)!

Join the awesome WesWell team that brings SexQuest, WeSheep, puppies, the Mindfulness Carnival, oh Megan! and world class health education to Wes.

Apply to be a PHA HERE by noon on Fri. Sept. 27!

Drop a line to weswell(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions.

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SexQuest is Back

Coming at you from the world’s sexiest peer health educator, Jeanne McPhee ’13:

The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes comes at you tomorrow at lunch in Usdan.

Race a buddy in a condom race, learn how to guard yourself from stalkers, and take photos using sexy consent phrases. Along the way, collect prizes and give-a-ways from each of the tables scattered around Usdan. If you visit all of the stations, you will be entered into a drawing to win a high end sex toy like thisthisor this!

Come join us, you sexy folk you.  

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Place: Usdan Tables

For more on condom usage at Wesleyan, read this.

Stress-Free Extravaganza

Jeanne McPhee ’13 invites you to spend a romantic relaxing afternoon with the PHA’s:

Join WesWell in Usdan this Friday to prepare for a stress free finals week! There will be many de-stressing activities such as coloring, cultivating gratitude, testing your knowledge of sleep hygiene, some awesome giveaways and much more!

To top it all off, Shira Engel ’14 will be leading a yoga class in Usdan 108 from 12:30-1:30pm!

Date: Friday, Dec. 7
Time: 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Usdan
Cost: freeee