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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.


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 October 10th (October 10th, 17th, 31st and November 7th, 14th and 21st). Note there is no session during reading week. 

Time: 1:15-2:45 pm

Location: Wallis Hall 226

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 October 11th (October 11th, 18th, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd)

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Location: 135 Blackburn Hall, group room


Mindfulness Group

The Student Wellness Centre is offering a six-week mindfulness group where you will learn practices to help manage stress, support your well-being, and enhance appreciation of the unfolding moments of your daily life.
Registered Trent students can attend (no fee). No prior experience required. As the learning is cumulative over the weeks, please consider whether you are able to commit to all sessions of the series.
Location: Blackburn Hall, Suite 135, Room 8 – Group Room (SAS Offices)
Dates: October 15, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 (Mondays) *no group during reading week in October
Time: 2:30-4:00pm (90 minutes)

Register for the Mindfulness Group 


Team Unbreakable - "Physical health for mental health"

Team unbreakable is a running group on campus. All running levels are welcome

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 4th

Time: 4:00 pm 

Location: Meet at the Trent Athletics Centre

Follow us on instagram @teamunbreakabletrent


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:

  • September 25th 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • October 2nd 6:30-8:30pm
  • October 16th 6:30-8:30pm
  • October 30th 6:30-8:30pm
  • November 13th 6:30-8:30pm
  • November 27th 6:30-8:30pm
  • December 4th 6:30-830pm

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: 

Thursday, September 27th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, November 2nd from 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Tuesday, November 20th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm