Student wellness goes weekly


Davis Cobb, Correspondent

STATESBORO — In lieu of their Health Hut project, Georgia Southern University’s Wellness Ambassadors will be hosting a new weekly program entitled Wellness Wednesdays to ensure students can remain informed and well.

The Health Hut offered a similar opportunity to students, but in a more physical manner; throughout the semester, these tents would be set up at various locations around the university campus, answering questions and offering advice on health and wellness to anyone interested. With the looming threat of COVID and the social distancing guidelines in effect on campus, however, such a method isn’t as viable anymore, prompting the Wellness Ambassadors to opt for a more virtual format instead.

“We hope students know that we know things are tough and the Wellness Ambassadors and the Office of Student Wellness & Health Promotion is available to help.” Said Michele Martin, Associate Director of Student Wellness and Health Promotion. “We want students to know you can still interact with each other, it just looks a little different these days.”

As its name suggests, the program will be hosted virtually every week over Zoom on Wednesdays, and will provide a way for students to maintain interaction with one another alongside various games and activities. In addition, each session will discuss topics related to personal wellbeing, such as sleep, time and stress management, mental health, and substance use.

The first session of the program was recently held on October 14, and Martin had this to say about the results:

“In a virtual setting, it takes a few weeks to make sure students are aware of the program. We hope more will join in soon!”

Wellness Wednesdays will be held every Wednesday over Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m. Information about the next meeting will be posted on the Student Wellness and Health Promotion Twitter page, along with a QR Code for access to the meeting, sometime before next Wednesday.