Wellness peer mentors are students trained on a wide variety of helping skills that will prepare them to coach students struggling with some of the top impediments to mental health and well-being on campus.

Wellness Coaching Tips

Schedule a Wellness Peer Mentoring session for the following topics:⁠

  • Based on your individual needs, mentors will help you create a plan for emotional well-being, which may include stress and time management, ways to increase motivation, decrease isolation, build social support, and learn organizational skills.

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  • Understand the basics of building healthy meals and snacks and developing strategies for healthy eating while on the go and on a budget. 

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  • Being physically active can help improve your mood, energy level, and overall health. Not only will you learn the benefits of physical activity, you will also learn about cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and how to incorporate these components into your existing schedule for a lifetime of physical activity.

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  • Wellness Peer Mentors can help you make a plan for nicotine cessation from smoking, vaping, or spit tobacco. Mentors will help you prepare to cope with stress, urges to use nicotine, and other issues you may face when trying to quit.

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While their guidance will provide support and education, it is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Therefore, Wellness Peer Mentors will refer you to on-campus resources for assistance on matters beyond their training. If you believe that depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders may be a factor for you please visit KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Wellness Peer Mentors look forward to coaching you on your journey to achieving your mental health and wellness goals.

Schedule an Appointment Online

Book your Wellness Peer Mentor Session

 

Hours

Monday - Thursday

10 AM to 5 PM

Location

Carmichael Student Center: Well-Nest (Room 261)

Kennesaw Campus and Online via Microsoft Teams.

Meet the Wellness Peer Mentors

Name
Position
  • Whitney Akinbami

    Student Assistant

    Major: Nursing
     
    Why did you become a wellness peer mentor?

    I became a Wellness Peer Mentor because I was looking for an outlet to give back to my community. Being a WPM has enabled me to not only help others in critical aspects of their lives such as emotional, physical, and health-related well beings, but it has allowed me to incorporate the positive habits I've learned into my own personal life.

    How do you practice positive self-care?

    I am a strong advocate for self-care, so I love to do things that make me happy. This includes getting my hair and nails done, reading, self-reflecting and strengthening my relationship with God.

    What is one well-being tip you would like to share with other students?

    Setting goals for yourself makes it easier to visualize and accomplish them. If there's one tip I can give others, it's to write down your goals, measure them and set parameters in place to accomplish them.

  • Chandler Dunning

    Student Assistant

    Major: Psychology

    Why did you become a Wellness Peer Mentor?

    I became a wellness peer mentor because I truly want to help everyone become a better person when it comes to themselves and learning how to love and treat themselves the right way.

    How do you practice positive self-care?

    Self-care is very important and is something I try to focus on a lot whether that be through meditating, talking with the school counselors, and even writing through my own personal journal.

    What is one well-being tip you would like to share with other students?

    One thing I think is very important that everyone knows is that they are not alone and that there's always someone to listen and help them with their problems.

  • Gerard McGruder

    Student Assistant

    Major: Sociology

    Why did you become a Wellness Peer Mentor?

    I have centered my life around my well-being/wellness and I wanted the opportunity to share my knowledge with my peers on how they can include wellness in their lives too.

    How do you practice positive self-care?

    I practice positive self-care by dedicating a few hours each day all to myself.
     
    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students?

    I think the most important part about your wellbeing is being unapologetically yourself and learning to love your uniqueness!

  • Rachel Werts

    Student Assistant

    Major: Integrated Health Science

    Why did you become a Wellness Peer Mentor?

    I've always been a proactive member when it came to community service, and this was another opportunity to engage in my college community to help and encourage students. I’ve learned over the years how important it is to take care of yourself, and I love that I can share these ideas with others.

    How do you practice positive self-care?

    I distance myself from negative energy or negative thoughts about myself. Also, I try to think about the positive and take time for myself when I feel like I need it.

    What is one well-being tip you would like to share with other students?

    Plan self-care days. You don't have to do anything extravagant like a spa or nails but something that you enjoy.

  • Ryann Williams

    Student Assistant

    Major: Integrated Health Science

    Why did you become a Wellness Peer Mentor?

    I enjoy listening to others and as a new transfer student I wanted to be able to connect with the campus.

    How do you practice self-care?

    I practice self-care by meditating, journaling, and reading a good book.

    What is one wellbeing tip you would like to share with other students?

    A wellbeing tip that I would like to share is going to the gym or taking a long walk on a nature trail for mental clarity. 

Become a Wellness Peer Mentor

If you want to become a wellness peer mentor, you can apply here