Update from the Wellness Team: Events, Programs & Supports

Posted: November 08, 2022

Message from Trinity College Wellness Team

Dear Trinity College students:

Congratulations on making it halfway through the semester – September and October flew right by! For resources and upcoming events for November, please check out the information below!

The Wellness Team

As a refresher, 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

November Wellness Newsletter

Check your email for a copy of the November Wellness Newsletter! The newsletter is curated by our lovely work study students and highlights what is going on around campus.

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 (schedule below) for students to drop-in and hang out for one hour at a time. Please note that the Abbott Room will have reduced hours during Reading Week but will reopen fully on Monday, November 14. 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 1 pm, and 2 pm 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.


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 of T. 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, November Wellness Newsletter, 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 to confirm the list of events/programs.

  • November 9, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Brownie Decorating, Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required)
  • November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm: safeTALK, Combination Room (Sign-Up Required)
  • November 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Origami and Daily Mindfulness Stress Break, Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required)
  • November 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: “I don’t think I will get an A!?” – 1st & 2nd year Academic and Wellness Program Workshop (Sign-Up Required: Information provided upon sign-up)
  • November 16: 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Plant Potting and Painting Night (Sign-Up Required: Information provided upon sign-up)
  • November 17, 3:00 – 5:00 pm: Paint, Sip and Snack, Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required); while supplies last
  • November 22: 12:30 – 2:30 pm: Trinket in a Bottle, Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required); while supplies last
  • November 23: 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Paws for Wellness, Abbott Room (Sign-Up Required)
  • November 25: 7:00 – 10:00 pm: Movie and Pyjama Night, Cartwright Hall & Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required)
  • November 29: 10:00 – 11:30 am: Tea and Coffee, Abbott Room (No Sign-Up Required)


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.

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! Check out our social media for event updates and sneak peeks and stay tuned for our December events!

Ramata, Rae and Missy

Ramata Tarawally, RN, MN (she/her)
Director, Community Wellness
Dean of Students’ Office


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