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Wellness and Mental Health

Campus Resources

Student Counseling Services
Caring, licensed professionals provide confidential help to students with personal, social, and educational concerns. Services include individual, couple, and family counseling, as well as crisis intervention. May provide list of off-campus therapists when requested.

  • Website: https://www1.wne.edu/counseling-services/index.cfm
  • To make an appointment, call 413-782-1221 or come to CC249 ­
  • Counseling services is offering telehealth visits with limited in-person sessions at this time
  • If you are experiencing an emergency such as acute suicidal thoughts, an uncontrollable panic attack, sexual assault, or inconsolable grief due to the death of a loved one, then you may come to Counseling Services for an emergency face-to-face meeting during normal office hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). For after-hours emergencies, please call Public Safety (413-782-1207) or contact someone in Residence Life.

Alcohol and Drug Education Services
Confidential counseling and consultation for those concerned about their own or another's alcohol or drug use.


Student Involvement Calendar


Alumni Healthful Living Center:


Spiritual life
Western New England University Spiritual Life extends an open invitation to explore, deepen, and share our faith traditions and beliefs. Spiritual Life on campus values the spiritual growth of our students as a vital part of their development, welcoming them to an atmosphere of dialogue and discussion that allows each to embrace a personal truth and to understand the truth of others.


Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) recognize that students with disabilities represent an equally important aspect of diversity as any other student on campus and are an integral part of our community. We are committed to ensuring equal access to all campus related programs and activities. Through reasonable accommodations and support, students who qualify under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) are empowered to participate fully in the activities of the University.


Employee Assistance Program:
FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, assistance for employees and family members

Local Resources

Heartsong Yoga
Live and virtual yoga classes in East Longmeadow, MA


The Yoga Shop
Live and virtual yoga classes in Ludlow, MA


Sweat Power Yoga
Live and virtual yoga and meditation classes in East Longmeadow, MA


Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center 
Online groups Tuesday 1:00-2:30 p.m. mindfulness circle; Wednesday 6:15-7:30 p.m. evening mindfulness circle

National/Virtual Resources

Virtual mindfulness/meditation resources:


Apps:

  • Insight Timer—Meditation, Sleep, Music: Free app with 70,000 free recorded guided meditations to choose from as well as live virtual guided meditations, relaxing music, children’s meditations, and more
  • Smiling mind: Free app with meditation programs
  • UCLA mindful: Free app with guided pre-recorded meditations in English and Spanish
  • MyLife Meditation: Free app with guided meditations
  • Healthy Minds Program: Free app including a free assessment of your baseline in the areas of awareness, connection, insight, and purpose as well as free meditations
  • Calm: App for meditation and sleep including sleep stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxation music
  • Headspace: App with guided meditations and sleep-specific content
  • Waking Up: Daily mindfulness and guided meditation techniques from neuroscientist Sam Harris

Telephone resources/hotlines:


Other virtual resources for wellness during COVID-19:

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Stay connected! (social life with physical distancing mandates):
Social life looks different now due to physical distancing recommendations. Look for new/innovative ways to socialize and connect.

Virtually:

  • Schedule a coffee or brunch date (Zoom, Houseparty)
  • Host a virtual game night (Houseparty, jackbox.tv)
  • Host a virtual movie night (Netflix party)
  • Create your own virtual book club
  • Create a virtual study group

In person:

  • Outdoor lunch date/picnic (where physical distancing is possible)
  • Attend a group fitness class where physical distancing is being observed (outdoors if possible)
  • Try a new non-contact sport (i.e., golf)
  • Outdoor coffee (where physical distancing is possible)

Avoid:

  • Gatherings where physical distancing is not possible
  • Gatherings involving alcohol (may result in carelessness with regards to physical distancing and mask-wearing)