Wellness Resources and Supports at Trinity

Posted: September 22, 2020

Message for Trinity College Students:

We hope you are enjoying the 2020 – 2021 academic year so far. Below you will find a list of health and wellness resources available at Trinity College this year. To stay in the loop, student can follow us at @ForTrinStudents on Instagram! Click here for a list of student resources and supports available to you, along with important updates and changes at the college due to the pandemic.

Associate Director, Community Wellness

My name is Ramata and I am the Associate Director, Community Wellness. Within my role I support Trinity College students with their health and wellness needs, including working one-on-one with students. Please feel free to reach out if you require mental health support, want to talk, or are looking for advice. I am currently not having in-person appointments, but I would be happy to connect via phone or MS Teams. Reach out to book an appointment!

Mindful Moments

Would you like to be more calm, confident and connected? Soroosh has been practicing various forms of mindfulness and contemplative practice for over nine years, and has participated in several retreats and teacher training programs and is currently a graduate student in Buddhist Studies and Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. His approach to mindfulness is influenced by a variety of different approaches, from the classical mindfulness based stress-reduction techniques to contemplative writing. All are welcome to join his sessions, regardless of experience level!

What’s Your Superpower?

Experience the joy of writing just for the fun of it! In this workshop, mindfulness and other interactive tools will be used to prompt your creative expression. Students will learn about their own strengths and how personal identity can be a source of creative inspiration.

Facilitator Jordan Weir is a graduate student pursuing an MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing. Jordan has also taught English as a second language in Korea. Check out the Facebook page for more information!

Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants

The Office of the Dean of Students has two work-study students this year – Kathia Supilanas and Rachel In – who will be planning fun virtual programming for you throughout the year. They will be in touch shortly with more information about wellness programs. They can be reached via email at wellnessassistant@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Mental Health Peer Advisors

Mental Health Peer Advisors are upper-year Trinity College students who provide guidance and support to their peers throughout the academic year. The Mental Health Peer Advisors have experienced the success and challenges of university – given their experience, they are able to help you navigate your time at university. Mental Health Peer Advisors also engage with mental health promotion activities, including running events aimed at addressing stigma and building community. Look out for more info about their upcoming events!

All the best,

Ramata Tarawally, RN, MN
Associate Director, Community Wellness
Office of the Dean of Students