Get Involved, Get Well!
All campus education and events sponsored by Counseling & Wellness are intended to promote wellness of heart, mind and body among Samford students. Opportunities are designed to foster understanding, personal development, growth and healing with five unique levels of engagement: individual therapy, support groups, workshops, wellness cadres and seminars. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Seminars and Workshops
Seminars are free, campus-wide, one-time events. Workshops are 6-8 week topic-driven therapeutic studies led by community experts/professionals, to take a more in depth approach with a given wellness-related issue in a semester. Because of this, workshops are closed groups once they begin, and a $75 fee is charged at the time of registration.
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Support Groups are open, weekly groups, facilitated by members of the Counseling & Wellness staff and develop each semester as need dictates. You can attend groups as able each week, no registration needed. If you have interest in a group on a particular topic, and it is not available on campus at the time of a request, Counseling & Wellness will assist in trying to locate one in the community.
Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group
"Substance abuse does not discriminate. No one, regardless of whether they come from a good family or have a high GPA, is immune to drug abuse. There is no ‘type’ of drug addict, as substance abuse can affect anyone"
Eating Disorder Support Group
"Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness"
Smink, F. E., van Hoeken, D., & Hoek, H. W. (2012) Epidemiology of eating disorders: Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates. Current Psychiatry Reports,14(4), 406-414
Cadres are 8-week discussion groups that focus on a particular topic or book organized through the Office of Spiritual Life and listed online each semester under Banner. Counseling & Wellness facilitates and advertises various wellness-focused options that integrate mental and spiritual well-being. For more details, questions, or registration interests contact the Office of Spiritual Life. Log into Banner and go to the "Spiritual Life" tab for this semester's offerings.
Wellness Ambassador Program
Thank you for your interest in Samford’s Counseling & Wellness Office’s new Wellness Ambassador program! This program provides a new leadership opportunity for enrolled undergraduate students who are interested in and committed to raising awareness about mental health and holistic wellness among Samford’s student body. After completing a Wellness Ambassador Cadre in the spring semester of one’s freshman, sophomore, or junior year, the C&WP Wellness Coordinator will make final selections from the remaining interested students who have submitted an application for the Wellness Ambassador Program set to serve during the following academic year. Exceptions to the cadre requirement are at the discretion of the Wellness Coordinator. Wellness Ambassadors serve one entire academic year as a campus leader and facilitator of wellness-related education, advocacy, awareness, and involvement. Participants work directly with Samford’s C&W office staff to enhance the wellness programs provided each semester.
Caley Ingram is a Public Health major and aspires to become a dentist who cares for the whole patient. She calls Conyers, Georgia home, and is making her own space here at Samford. Caley is active with student leadership organizations on campus, and you can find her hosting events for SGA, MAC, and our Wellness Team. She finds meaning in holding space for important conversations around mental health and is excited to bring this passion to her role as a Wellness Ambassador. We are thrilled to have Caley’s enthusiasm in our program.
Cordelia Lampton is a first-year pharmacy student from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It comes as no surprise that Cordelia is passionate about helping others and spreading awareness about the mental, emotional, and physical health issues that college students face. Cordelia shares, “I’m looking forward to working with campus leaders and campus organizations to promote a positive experience for students.” She is an active participant in numerous student organizations and adds such a warm presence wherever she finds herself. We are thrilled to have Cordelia representing the graduate school experience in our Wellness Ambassadors, and we look forward to seeing how she leads her peers towards wellness.
Rhyan Nunn is a Junior majoring in both Psychology and Sociology, and she hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Rhyan’s majors illustrate her drive to care for the whole person, and she uses her studies to better understand how our internal feelings and thought affect our external experiences. In her role as a wellness ambassador, she is particularly interested in helping students and peers know when to ask for help and where to find it. When she is not studying and leading on campus, you can find her hanging out with her pet turtle Screech. We are thrilled to have her advocating for her peers.