Trinity’s new Bantams in Balance student wellness program, launched last fall, focuses on five main areas: substance use; self-care; relationships and sexual health; leadership; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Bantams in Balance, in collaboration with several departments, offers special programming during high-stress exam weeks as well as ongoing activities including yoga, barre, meditation, spiritual practices, and drop-in counseling hours through the Counseling Center’s Let’s Talk program.
October 2017’s Fresh Check Day helped to raise awareness of mental health resources on campus and included therapy pets, massages, and free food and music. Kate Marinchak, Psy.D., a psychologist in Trinity’s Counseling Center, said the day was so popular that the fall 2018 event has already been scheduled.
Marinchak said organizers will continue to welcome requests for additional ideas from student groups via an online form. “Our hope is that this programming will be a combination of responses to student requests and our own initiatives. We are constantly updating the calendar as we go.”
For more information about Bantams in Balance, please visit their web page.