There are lots of resources to keep you emotionally and physically well here at Brown.
Wellness on Campus
Yoga and meditation practice can be very beneficial for relieving anxiety. There are multiple resources for yoga and meditation practice on campus:
Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown
Brown’s Contemplative Studies Initiative sponsors lectures and events, and affiliated faculty can provide advice on students’ academic and personal study of mindfulness and other contemplative practices. This site includes upcoming events, class listings and videos of recent guest lecturers.
Meditation at Brown
The Contemplative Studies Initiative lists some of the meditation opportunities on campus.
Physical education classes at Brown
The Athletics Department offers yoga and meditation classes throughout the year.
Brown Meditation Community
This site was developed by Brown students and includes information on how to meditate, links and resources.
Brown Yoga and Mindfulness (YAM)
The Yoga and Mindfulness Group is a student-run yoga group at Brown.
Having trouble sleeping?
Unable to do work?
Experiencing a loss of confidence?
Seeking community and personal connection?
Finding groups and people to connect with helps us to feel more at home and comfortable in our environment. Here are some of the many possible places to find these connections on campus.
Need to access support resources on campus?
We all need help to be and stay well. If things get rough or you feel like you are struggling or just not thriving, don't hesitate to reach out for support from these resources.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (401-863-3476)
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides crisis intervention, short-term individual therapy, group therapy, community outreach, and referral services. Appointments are free of charge, contacts with students are confidential, and CAPS is available to all currently registered students.
Student Support Services, Office of Student Life (401-863-3145)
Student Support Services staff assist students with a wide-range of issues and concerns that might arise during their time at Brown. The Student Support Services office supports the Administrator-On-Call system, which provides 24-hour crisis services for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with personal or family emergencies. Deans are also available by appointment to consult with individual students about their personal questions/concerns during the university’s working hours.
Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life (401-863-2344)
The chaplains offer pastoral care and advisement for any member of the Brown community—students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Chaplains help to solve problems; ease discomfort; and function as advocates.
Support Specific to Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Harassment
Title IX (401-863-2386)
SHARE Advocates (401-863-2794)
Support Specific to Substance Use Issues
BWell Health Promotion Appointments (401-863-2794)
Dean for Issues of Chemical Dependency (401-863-2536)