Connect in Groups

Groups are one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. Some groups feel much like a class, where you are learning new skills. Other groups offer a private place to connect with peers who face similar challenges and to get support. Here is what Hamel is offering right now. Please call 978-837-5444 or email any facilitator to learn more and/or sign-up for a group - or tell us what group you want to see in the future!


Managing Stress With Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been proven to improve health and well-being. In this 4-week experiential class you will learn the major mindfulness practices, how they fit into the lives of college students, and understand the stress reactivity/response connection. 

Grief & Loss Support Group

This group is for students who have lost a loved one - whether in the past year or years past. You will find a non-judgmental space to share how you’re coping and to hear from your peers about their experiences.  Meeting times will depend on student schedules.



Reflections: A Body Image Group

This weekly group will meet for 8 weeks in the spring semester, with day/time dependent on member schedules. The group is a forum for students to explore and learn more about body image, self-esteem, and healthy choices. Members may struggle with being overly concerned about their body; comparing to others; and wishing to feel better about themselves. Contact Erin Hetzel for more information or to sign-up.