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Student Wellness Centre

Student Wellness Centre Group room

Student Wellness Centre

Workshops, Groups & Events

This is where you'll find workshops and ongoing group events hosted by the various departments in the Student Wellness Centre. You'll also be able to find information on various community events by organizations the Student Wellness Centre promotes or finds of relevant interest.

Please note that these workshops & group sessions are exclusively for students at Trent University and will take place in the Student Wellness Centre Group Room in Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 unless otherwise noted.


Winter 2019 Workshop Schedule

ACTing into a Meaningful Life: An ACT group for Anxiety

What is it? This is a 6-week group that teaches ways to help stop the struggle with unwanted, anxious thoughts and feelings, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

ACT teaches simple skills, like mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion, to help you respond more flexibly to difficult internal experiences. Instead of fighting against them and trying unsuccessfully to make them go away, learning ACT skills will help you to 'make room' for experiences, allowing you to more easily pursue activities and goals connected with a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Where is it? Suite 135, Group Room, Blackburn Hall (Student Accessibility Offices)

When is it?  Mondays from 2:30-4:00pm starting January 28, 2019 (Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11​)

Who can join? Registered Trent students. There is no fee to attend.

Register for the ACTing into a Meaningful Life: An ACT group for Anxiety workshop series

Don't Worry...Be Happy

"It take both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow."

We would all like to feel good and happy all the time, but the reality is that day-to-day life involves a mix of ups and downs. What if there were strategies you could learn to manage life's challenges more effectively and be able to focus more of the positives?

This 6-week group explores ways you can increase your resilience and sustain a positive outlook. Expect fun, interactive activities like music, mindfulness, and identifying strengths and values. 

This is a closed group of up to 10 participants, meaning that participants are encouraged to commit to all 6 sessions to get the most of of their experience. 

Dates: Wednesdays starting January 30, 2019. (Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, No group reading week, Feb 27, March 6, March 13)

Time: 9:30-11:00AM

Location:135.8 Blackburn Hall, group room

Register for Don't Worry... Be Happy workshop series

Calming the Storm: Strategies for decreasing distress and managing emotions

Do you ever wonder why you seem to feel things more intensely than others? Or why is seems harder to manage your own big emotions?

Calming the Storm will introduce a variety of skills from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in tolerating distress, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. You'll learn ideas to settle yourself and make it easier to sit in uncomfortable situations while being present and connecting with the world around you. 

If this 6-week group interests you, please connect with your therapist at Trent Counselling Services, or come to the office (113 Blackburn Hall) for a walk-in appointment to learn more. 

Dates: Thursdays starting January 24, 2019 (Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7; Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14. **Please note we will break for 2 weeks during mid-terms and Reading Week

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location: 135.8 Blackburn Hall, group room


Gender Journeys for Trent University Students

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Are you thinking of transitioning? Are you transgender, gender diverse, or questioning? 

Gender Journeys may be for you!

Gender Journeys provides information about transitioning, in a safe space that promotes community support. This group is respectful of diverse non-binary gender identities. 

The Gender Journeys Education and Support Group for Trent students meets at the following times this semester at the main Trent campus:

2019 dates TBD

If you are interested in joining this group or would like more details, please contact us confidentially at genderjourneys@cmhahkpr.ca or call us at 705-748-6711 ext 2100


safeTALK: Suicide alterness training

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SafeTALK trains participants to recognize individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  SafeTALK uses four steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) to help a person with thoughts of suicide connect with a resource that will keep them keep safe.

Upcoming dates: 

January 30th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Register here

February 11th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm: Register here