Health and Wellness

*Last updated on June 3, 2020

Bowdoin College

  • Subscribe to the Weekly Wellness Newsletter, published by Student Affairs with resources applicable to all. 
  • Sunday Stretches is a YouTube program put together by Bowdoin athletic trainers. Episode one helps you set up a proper workstation at home with an eye toward avoiding injuries.
  • Mindful Mondays on Bowdoin’s Instagram channel features weekly tips from one of our wellness experts.
  • Friday morning yoga classes on Facebook (9:30–11:00 a.m.) and Stress Less classes on mindfulness (11:00 a.m.) offered by Kate Nicholson, assistant director of student wellness programs. The Stress Less program is being offered via ZOOM
  • Tips for Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Isolation and Mindfulness and Meditation offered by Counseling and Wellness Service.
  • Visit the Bowdoin Fitness and Wellness Facebook Page on tips and ideas of how to stay active. If you are not a member, request to join the page. From there, an administrator from the page will approve your request. You will have access to view content/posts from other members of the page (e.g. free virtual fitness courses, recorded sessions)
Daily Meditation & Support Groups
COVID-19 Support Initiative - mindfulleader.org 

Additional Resources:

Getting outside is vital. Here are a few of many websites for ideas and reflections on the healthful Maine outdoors. If you have any favorite you would like to be added, please e-mail Amy Ma (ama2@bowdoin.edu) with the name and link to their page!

Equality Maine (EQME) COVID-19 Resources. EQME is dedicated to providing statewide and community resources as they become available to help support all LGBTQ+ folks in Maine including: how the virus is affecting LGBTQ+ folks differently; statewide and city-specific emergency alerts to sign up for; food resources; and a range of essential community resources.

AA meetings and resources online to aid in recovery. Get help now for a drinking problem, browse the AA resources, or visit the directory of meetings in many languages happening 24/7 from groups around the world. See a list of area meetings (Portland, Brunswick, Newcastle and surrounding areas) being held online during the temporary closures resulting from the COVID-19 (Corona) virus pandemic.

The Heart of Recovery weekly meetings are held in Brunswick or Portland for people grappling with strong addictions of any kind – be they substances such as drugs and alcohol or harmful, habitual patterns.