The Student Wellness Education and Empowerment Team (s.w.e.e.t.) is comprised of SHU students whose goal is to promote the success and well-being of other students. Whether offering tips to manage stress, hosting events to meet the s.w.e.e.t. peer educators, or putting up the “Stall St. Journal” volumes around campus, s.w.e.e.t. is a wonderful on-campus resource for students to connect with other students who understand the struggles and challenges of college.
s.w.e.e.t. peer educators are not only here to help students overcome challenges, but also to inform the SHU community of ways to stay well both mentally and physically. They have all the facts about issues like drinking, dealing with stress, and getting enough sleep. Especially now when many of us are feeling emotionally overwhelmed with the state of the world, s.w.e.e.t. is here to help.
You can visit the s.w.e.e.t. page and meet the s.w.e.e.t. peer educators at the following link: https://www.sacredheart.edu/offices–departments-directory/counseling-center/sweet-peer-educators/.
In an effort to focus on mental awareness, one of the s.w.e.e.t. peer educators, Adrianna Perugini ’21, has begun a social media campaign called “We Heart Mental Health.” In addition to being a part of s.w.e.e.t. and creating content for the Stall St. Journals, Adrianna is a senior Welch Scholar for the College of Business and Technology. As part of her Welch Scholar Project, the “We Heart Mental Health” campaign strives to change the social norm on campus to allow students to feel comfortable talking about their mental health issues in order to better address them. While this campaign is not affiliated with s.w.e.e.t., it does relate to s.w.e.e.t.’s mission to promote mental well-being on campus.
Throughout this campaign, which is taking place on Instagram, Adrianna will be providing facts, resources, and helpful tips for students. There will also be contests, polls, and giveaways.
Adrianna needs YOUR help to ensure this powerful message has a lasting impact on the SHU community. You can help by following @shu_weheartmentalhealth on Instagram or at the link https://instagram.com/shu_weheartmentalhealth?igshid=1ryxcnykm7qnx. Spread the word, encourage others to follow the campaign, and join the conversation!