Fall 2022 Events Hosted by the Wellness Team

Posted: October 12, 2022

Message from Trinity College Wellness Team

Dear Trinity College students:

Below,  we hope to orient you regarding some of the wellness offerings here at Trinity College this year.

The Wellness Team

We have three staff – Ramata, Rae, and Missy – available to connect and help students with their mental health, wellness, and overall wellbeing. Students can book an appointment for any issue – big or small, academic or non-academic! To book a virtual or in-person appointment, connect with Ramata, Rae, and Missy by email or phone. Ramata, Rae, and Missy also host weekly wellness staff drop-in hours where students can connect in-person without an appointment.

Ramata Tarawally (she/her) – Director, Community Wellness

Rae and Missy – Community Wellness Coordinators (CWC)

Fall 2022 Wellness Staff Team Drop-in Hours

  • Mondays: 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the CWC Office
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am in the Student Services Centre
  • Fridays: 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the CWC Office

Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants

The Office of the Dean of Students has four Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants this year – Julia, Siya, Emily, and Annanya – and one Communication and Student Life Programming Assistant – Hannah. Julia, Siya, Emily, Annanya and Hannah will be planning and hosting fun virtual and in-person programming for you throughout the year. If you have questions, or want to request an event, reach out to them! They can be reached via email (wellnessassistant@trinity.utoronto.ca) or in-person during their wellness hours in the Abbott Room – Trinity’s Wellness Space.

Mental Health Peer Advisors

The Mental Health Peer Advisors (MHPAs) are a group of upper-year Trinity College students who are responsible for helping to serve as a bridge between the student body and mental health services and supports in the College and University of Toronto community. Led by the Senior Mental Health Peer Advisors – Tahiyat and Michael – the MHPA team also create and host fun mental health-oriented programs here at Trinity. For more information check out, the Trinity Life MHPA Quercus page.

Abbott Room – Trinity’s Wellness Space 

The Abbott Room is a space dedicated to the health and wellness of the Trinity student community. In line with this theme, the space hosts regular events and is open for students to drop-in and hang out for one hour at a time. Come by to visit soon!

  • Monday: Wellness Hours, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: Wellness Hours, 9 am to 2:30 pm; Mindful Moments, 4 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours, 10 am to 12 pm; Wellness Hours, 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday: Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours, 10 am to 12 pm; Wellness Hours, 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday: Wellness Hours, 11 am to 5 pm

Wellness Hours: hand out with the Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants.

Mental Health Peer Advisor Hours: hang out with the Senior Mental Health Peer Advisor.

Mindful Moments: learn mindfulness based mediation with Savannah Li.

@ForTrinStudents 

Stay connected with our teams! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook – @ForTrinStudents – to stay up to date on programs and events at Trinity College and U o fT. Both platforms are curated by our student staff!

Upcoming Programs  

We will be running many fun events this year! Below is a list of some upcoming events. Information on upcoming events can be found on the Trinity Events Portal, Trinity Life Quercus, @ForTrinStudents @TrinEats social media accounts, as well as in frequent Wellness Team emails. Some events require sign-up, so we encourage all students to check the Trinity Events Portal.

  • Oct 12, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Fall Bingo – Abbott Room / No sign-up required
  • Oct 13, 1:30 – 3:30 PM: Cookie Decorating – Abbott Room / Sign-up required
  • Oct 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Spooky Painting – Abbott Room / Sign-up required
  • Oct 19, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Paws for Wellness – Therapy dog session – Details upon sign-up / Sign-up on the Trinity Events Portal
  • Oct 21, 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Monster Rice Krispie Decorating – Abbott Room / Sign-up required
  • Oct 25, 10:00 – 11:30 AM: Photography Walk – Starting point: Abbott Room / No sign-up required
  • Oct 27, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Board Game Evening – Abbott Room / No sign-up required
  • Oct 29, 4:00 – 7:00 PM: Pumpkin Carving with the Mental Health Peer Advisors – Details upon sign-up / Sign-up on the Trinity Events Portal (registration opens Oct 15)
  • Oct 31, 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Halloween Hot Cocoa & Cookies – Abbott Room / No sign-up required
  • Oct 31, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: “I’m Not Sure I will Get An A!” – Wellness Workshop on Fall Academic Challenges for 1st Year Students Hosted by the Mental Health Peer Advisors – Details upon sign-up / Sign-up on the Trinity Events Portal (registration opens Oct 15)

safeTALK

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

  • Sign-up for one of the 2 FREE safeTALK trainings this fall
  • Date/times: Thursday, October 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm or Thursday, November 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Sign-up: Trinity Events Portal

The Wellness team is here for you and wants to make sure you are well supported. Feel free to stop by our offices at any time if you have questions or want to connect!  We hope to see you out at our events!

Ramata, Rae and Missy

Ramata Tarawally, RN, MN (she/her)
Director, Community Wellness

 

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