Health Promotion is dedicated to facilitating interactive workshops that provide accurate health information in a non-judgmental, inclusive style. Learn about the programs we offer and request a program for your group.
Prefer to lead your own group workshop? Request a BWell Workshop in a Bag and bring health empowerment strategies and information to your group, on your schedule. Multiple topics to choose from -- ranging from mindfulness to assertive communication to alcohol 101!
Use our online form to request BWell materials for your unit or student group. Handouts, posters, self-care materials, social wellbeing empowerment tools, and safer sex materials are all available.
If you need materials for personal use, please visit one of the BWell On the Go stations, located at the Identity Centers, in the Engineering Building's wellness room, in the Health Services first floor waiting room and the BWell office on the 3rd floor of Health Services. For free safer sex supplies for personal use, Brown students can also place an order through Ship n SHAG.
The Brown University Relaxation Project, affectionately known as burp, is a group of students dedicated to promoting stress relief and relaxation to the Brown community. They have been trained by a licensed massage therapist to give stress-relieving shoulder rubs.
HEALTHy (Helping Educate Athletes on Leadership and Team Health) Athletes is a peer education and leadership program for Brown student-athletes who are interested in promoting health and wellness in the athletic community. HEALTHy Athletes peer educators promote and support healthier athletes, teams and campus through improved team dynamics, leadership development, and peer advocacy. HEALTHy Athletes peer educators facilitate various workshops for their teammates on a number of different topics based upon a five part curriculum. Learn more about HEALTHy Athletes.
Masculinity Peer Education is a program for Brown students who want to promote healthier notions of masculinity on campus. The program focuses on foundational concepts like: unpacking gender norms; exploring male privilege; cultivating empathy; and acknowledging harm and promoting healing. Learn more about Masculinity Peer Education.
Positive Change is a student-led social marketing and awareness initiative that advocates for respect, consent and bodily autonomy in personal and shared spaces. Our volunteers table at and before events like Spring Weekend, Halloween, and Gala, among others, to promote a healthier and safer party environment for students on Brown’s campus. We hand out temporary tattoos, condoms, headbands, and stickers, along with a list of resources on campus. Positive Change is a great way to get involved in bodily consent advocacy, and it is low commitment! If you are interested in Positive Change and want to know more, please contact Mykaila Shannon, Positive Change Student Coordinator, at [email protected], or Elliot Ruggles, Positive Change Staff Advisor and one of our SHARE advocates, at [email protected].
The Sexual Assault Peer Education (SAPE) program was created to provide an opportunity for students to play a meaningful role in moving Brown toward a culture of consent. Working in concert with BWell Office of Health Promotion, SAPE is one of the prominent prevention programs addressing these issues on Brown’s campus. The group is open to all students. Our student-designed curriculum focuses on understanding systems of oppression, dismantling rape culture, and creating community-based plans for accountability and change. Learn more about SAPE.
The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) is a peer education program for Brown students who are interested in promoting sexual health. Peer Educators are trained in current sexual health knowledge and effective approaches to sexual health education. Members of SHAG facilitate workshops in conjunction with Health Education staff and also participate in sexual health outreach projects through Health Promotion (like tables on the green and materials development and distribution). Learn more about SHAG.
BWell is committed to full student engagement in our work. For both our volunteer and paid positions, we actively recruit students who are interested in promoting health and wellness and committed to dismantling oppression and stigma and preventing harm. Positions do not require prior experience or participation unless specifically noted. Click here for more information on student employment and volunteer opportunities with BWell.