The Health Education Office is located in 102 Keefe Health Center.
The Department of Health Education bases its work in the tenants of the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Colleges and Universities. We work at all levels of the socio-ecological model and utilize a public health approach rooted in social justice to improve the health and wellbeing of our campus community.
The mission of the Health Education Department is to help support students as they embark on or continue their individual and collective journeys to build and improve their wellbeing. We design health promotion initiatives that are responsive to the needs of our student population and recognize the many factors that influence our collective abilities to maintain and access health. We are guided by shared values of respect, equity and justice.
Our Health & Wellbeing site provides support, resources, and practical tools in a range of wellness topics, including emotional and physical health, social wellbeing, and relationships.
Health Education offers workshops and trainings on various health-related topics. Additionally, we have safer sex and passive education materials readily available. To request any of these items or services, please visit the links below.
Join us for the last in our Wellbeing Wednesday Series. This week we will be learning to care for our bodies. Join us in the Keefe Atrium for make your own parfait (dairy and non-dairy options available), learn about how food can fuel your brain and your mind, caring for your skin, fitness opportunities and enter some amazing raffles highlighting eco-friendly toiletries, fitness and health snacking.
Wednesdays from 7-9 PM (starting February 23 through May 4) in Pemberton Lounge (first floor Chapin Hall) or on Zoom (Meeting ID 883 9150 8192 | Passcode: 437h6W).
This is a confidential drop-in group for any Amherst student who has experience sexual violence and is coordinated by Sexual Respect Education in the Department of Health Education. In order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of participants, your email will only be used for individual weekly reminder emails and will not be shared with anyone else.
This is a drop-in group, meaning you can attend one or all of the sessions and pre-sign up is not required. If you would like to learn more and receive a weekly reminder email, complete the form by sharing your email address. The group will be offered both in person and over Zoom.
Group Description: We are creating a safer space to share our stories as survivors with survivors. You are supported to explore your experiences relating to sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or incest. You'll write or create art in response to prompts that will get your story flowing. We will share our stories together each week with positive feedback. This is not an art or writing class. Our focus is not on skill, rather the act of telling our story.
Sponsored by the Department of Health Education and facilitated by Isabella Gitana of the Survivor Arts Collective. Questions or accessibility concerns? Contact Lauren Kelly, Sexual Respect Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org