Student Peer Wellness Educators use Instagram for remote wellness initiatives
Students who are Peer Wellness Educators (PWE) at Salve Regina created an Instagram (@salve_wellness) earlier this semester to help students, staff and faculty connect with wellness initiatives.
A Peer Wellness Educator is a new student leadership position that was added to the Student Leadership Application just this year within Student Affairs. Currently, the program runs out of the Center for Student Development, and Connelly Clifford, office and student wellness coordinator for the center, will be supervising the PWEs.
The PWEs assist with increasing awareness in areas around overall wellness and advocate to build a culture of well-being and positive mental health at Salve Regina. Originally, the intent was to develop programs, workshops, activities and other ways to help advocate for wellness on the University campus.
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HAPPY FRIDAY!!! We know social distancing can be a lot, and we didn’t choose this, but we can still choose to be kind! We hope you have a nice weekend! . . . .#kindness #kindnessmatters #salvetoday #salve #salveregina #salvesgotthis #salvereginauniversity #wellness #selfcare #support #seahawks #seahawkscare #newport #rhodeisland @ashton.creates 📷
Due to the current coronavirus situation, PWEs have shifted and ramped up the content on their Instagram with the hopes of providing daily inspiration, resources and practices for students to engage with during remote learning.
The goal of PWEs and this Instagram is to promote a campus culture where every student is given the tools, encouragement, education and support they may need to prioritize their overall wellness. They seek to partner with individuals, organizations and departments across campus to actively support their Salve Community.
In the Instagram video below, Makenzie Curr ’20 guides viewers through a lovingkindness meditation. She is doing weekly meditations on Instagram.
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Happy Monday Salve! Please enjoy another Monday Meditation with Makenzie! Are you enjoying these? Please send us a message sharing what other types of meditations or focus points you’d like to hear! We love meditation Monday and want to ensure you’re enjoying them as much as we are! . . . #wellness #salvesgotthis #salveregina #newportri #mondaymotivation #meditation #positivity #lovingkindness #compassion #newportrhodeisland
Makenzie Curr ’20 is a psychology major with a minor in health care administration here at Salve Regina. She is a Peer Wellness Educator, a third year Residential Advisor, president of the Mind Body Wellness Club and takes an active part in engaging students holistically to assist them in being their best selves. Her goal is to become a positive psychologist and mental health counselor, and she is currently taking courses within the MA in Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling that the University offers.
For more information about the Peer Wellness Educator program, visit their webpage.
Each Wednesday, SALVEtoday will provide wellness tips to encourage and uplift the University community during this time of remote living and learning. #salvesgotthis #wellnesswednesdays