Groups are one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. Aside from helping you realize that you are not alone, groups offer you a number of benefits.
Counseling Services offer several groups on a variety of topics throughout the fall and spring semesters, listed by topic to the left. If you are interested in designing a group or have a topic ideas or areas of wellness that you believe could benefit from the structure of a group meeting, please feel free to contact us.
By participating in a group, you can:
- Share your feelings and hear the experiences of others
- Understand and be understood by others in similar circumstances
- Obtain professional resources
- Discover new ways of coping with your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors’
- Renew your sense of hope and ability to deal with challenges in your life
- Make new friends and break down feelings of isolation
Who facilitates the groups?
- All of our groups are facilitated by members of the Hamel Health and Counseling staff.
Are groups confidential?
- Yes. Participation in a group is confidential; all group members also are required to keep information private—shared only among other group members, and never outside the group.
How do I get more information and/or sign up?
- Contact Hamel Health and Counseling at (978) 837-5441 with any questions. You may also email a facilitator directly.
- Any currently enrolled Merrimack student is eligible to participate in a group. The group facilitator will meet individually with interested students for a screening appointment to determine a mutual fit between the group and the student.