Student Wellness Advising and Health Promotions
Student Wellness Advising, located within Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA) office, is a friendly and accessible hub of support for students on the Boston Health Science Campus. Whether you are struggling with adjusting to life in the city, transitioning to the new academic demands, having relationship challenges or wanting to be referred to a therapist or psychiatrist, we can help!
The Wellness Advisor works with all students to offer practical approaches to manage every day stressors and challenges. Students can learn to manage personal problems and situational crises effectively, learn strategies to cope with academic stress, and develop self-awareness, personal responsibility, and skills for life-long learning. The Wellness Advisor also triages and refers students who may need to talk with a clinician about depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges.
All of the services provided by the Wellness Advisor are provided at no cost to the student.
To schedule an appointment to meet with the Wellness Advisor, please call Student Advisory & Health Administration Office at 617-636-2700.
Student Wellness Interest Group (SWIG) is a student group who works collaboratively with the Wellness Advisor on the following:
- Educate students on mental wellness and implementation of such practices
- Utilize the expertise from Tufts University to promote student wellness and health
- Collaborate with Medical, Dental, and Friedman School wellness groups to host events that nourish and support mental health
- Connect all classmates with Tufts resources from other programs and interest groups
Student Wellness Advising cares about your holistic health and is committed to working with you to preserve the privacy of your communications with the Wellness Advisor. Information will not be shared or disclosed to other staff or anyone else (without your explicit permission). However, there may be times when information needs to be shared with other staff or health care providers. Some examples include serious concern about the health or safety of you or someone else, or when the law requires the release of information. When possible, every effort will be made to consult with you and secure your permission. The Wellness Advisor believes that transparency and mutual understanding are two critical components of a successful relationship between staff and students. You are encouraged to have a conversation with the wellness advisor about what this privacy statement means for you.