Guarini Mental Health Awareness Month

2024 Mental Health Awareness Month Event Listing

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies has created a month-long program to raise awareness of, and to support, the importance of good mental health. 

Featured Guarini Events

Unwind Your Mind

  • Friday, April 26 from 1-4:00 p.m.
  • Mass Row and at Collis.

Resource tables and activities including, a Kona Shaved Ice truck, therapy dogs, massage therapists, adopting a succulent, and much more. 

Walk and Coffee with Kerry

  • Tuesday, May 7  from 9 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Anonymous Hall, The Guarini School

Join Assistant Dean of Guarini Graduate Student Affairs for a walk around Occom Pond and grab a cup of coffee/tee at Ramekin ($6 coupon provided from Guarini) with a Guarini Mug. Meet at Anonymous Hall at the Guarini School.

Guarini Graduate Student and Postdoc Lunch

  • Wednesday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Class of 1953 Commons, 6 Mass Row, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

$5 lunch for Guarini PhD, MS, MALS, MFA, and Postdoc. 
Join the Guarini Staff in the Paganucci Lounge (Take a left after you swipe in to the Paganucci Lounge)

Teaching and self-care

  • Friday, May 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • DCAL Teaching Center, 102 Baker Library

Your energy levels are an important part of your mental health. All the things you do during your day, including your teaching, and what you ask your students to do during class, use up some of your energy for the day. We'll discuss various teaching-related activities, what leaves us feeling energized or drained, and how to balance this.  Registration required. In person only; lunch included.

Guarini Creating a Culture of Care Training

  • Tuesday, May 28 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
  • 113 Anonymous Hall, The Guarini Conference Room, lunch provided
  • Registration required. In person only.


  • Available to all Guarini graduate students
  • 1-hour training, plus 20-30 minutes for Q&A by Dick's House Counselors
  • Zoom link provided before the session.

This training is designed for Guarini grad students who are interested in learning more about ways to identify and reach out to students who may be struggling with mental health concerns and refer them to appropriate resources.  

Additional Events

4-Week Mindfulness Basics for Staff and Faculty

  • Mondays, April 29 - May 20 from 12 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Berry Library 183B/Zoom (pre-registration required)

Meditation Sickness Lecture

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Filene Auditorium

Monday Morning Meditation 

  • Every Monday from 8 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Rollins Chapel

Mindfulness in the Library

  • Every Monday (except Memorial Day) from 4:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Berry Library 178B/Zoom

Mindful Movement: Yoga for EveryBODY

  • Every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Tucker Mediation Room

Deep Relaxation Meditation (iRest) & Reflective Journaling

  • Every Thursday from 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Rollins Chapel

S24 Half Day Mindfulness Retreat 

  • Monday, May 20th | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: The Cube (House Center B) 

Join a half-day, mostly silent, immersion into mindfulness. No experience necessary.
Dinner Included | Free + open to all! 

Reconnect to yourself and discover tools to help you manage stress more effectively. During this 3 and ½ hour retreat we will spend time learning a variety of exercises that have been shown to enhance your focus and concentration, boost your energy and immune system, all while deepening your self-awareness and your ability to enjoy life. Although the majority of the retreat will be spent in 'noble silence', we will plan to open and close the retreat with optional sharing among one another. Other practices to be included are Meditation, Yoga, Mindful eating, Mind/body skills for relaxation. 

RSVP here | There is limited capacity for this event and we will let you know once your spot is confirmed.

Sponsored  by The House Communities &  Student Wellness Center
Please contact with any questions.

World Meditation Day: Live Virtual Meditation with Headspace

  • Thursday, May 21 from 12 – 12:30 p.m.
  • (pre-registration required / join Headspace)