WESupport - Our Mission
WESupport is a student-run group affiliated with Wesleyan’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) that aims to help students navigate Wesleyan’s resources, provide daytime support for students, and help facilitate CAPS’ WESupport six-week training series.
Hey Wesleyan! - September 2014
The WESupport student group is once again teaming up with Counseling and Psychological Services to bring you the Mental Health Support Groups. This year, WESupport will offer two weekly meetings in order to fulfill the varying needs of the student body. If you've been struggling with depression, anxiety, the pace of college life, loneliness, stress, or anything else of that nature, you should join us! All are welcome! The groups will be facilitated by trained students who are also participants. We maintain a policy of confidentiality among group members in order to ensure as safe and respectful an environment as possible.
* On Mondays 4:30-5:45pm the group will remain open for students to come and go each week as they please.
* On Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm we will meet as a closed group that maintains a set number of members, which will be solidified within the first couple weeks of meeting.
The first meeting of the open group is Monday, September 15th 4:30-5:45pm.
The first meeting of the closed group is Wednesday, September 17th 4:30-5:45pm.
Both groups will meet in the solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. Anyone and everyone is welcome at both first meetings! If you have any questions or concerns, email us at WESupport@wesleyan.edu.
OFFICE HOURS - Check back soon for Fall 2014 hours:
We hold office hours every weekday to provide support for students who would like to speak confidentially with a peer. Our office hours are on a drop-in basis and are located at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), in Room 217 of the Davison Health Center.We welcome all students, whether you have big things to talk about or little things, or if you just want to drop in to chat and enjoy a cup of tea. We are here to just listen, and we protect your confidentiality absolutely.
Don’t worry about making an appointment or checking in with the receptionist at the downstairs window. Simply enter the CAPS building from the parking lot side and go upstairs using the side staircase to room 217. If the door is closed, we are currently meeting with someone. You can either reserve the next half hour slot by marking the sign-up sheet on the door with an X or simply come back at another time. If the door is open, feel free to come on in to chat!
WESupport Six-Week Training Series - (Click here for next training opportunity)
For students interested in becoming Peer Mental Health Advocates, we offer a six-week training seminar that covers issues ranging from depression and anxiety to suicide prevention. Please contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply to this program.