Request a Workshop

Bring McWell to you.

We can lead a workshop in your hall, for an organization, or class. You can view available workshops for students or faculty and staff below.  After determining your preferred workshop please complete the following form at least two weeks in advance of requested dates and we will contact you for further scheduling. If you have questions, email McWell directly, mcwell@nd.edu. 

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Workshops for Students

Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Workshops for Students:

Irish Respond- Student Edition

This 60-minute interactive peer to peer “notice and respond” training program establishes a foundation for a shared understanding of how the University of Notre Dame can actualize the concept of a “caring community” with regard to mental health issues. Participants in this workshop learn how to recognize signs of distress, ways they might effectively respond and the relevant campus resources.

Doing Stress Well Workshop

This interactive workshop will discuss all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. Participants will learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into their daily lives.

Redefining the Notre Dame Drinking Culture - Empowering the Silent Majority

Fueled by a national media culture that leads us to believe that alcohol and partying are a primary part of the college experience, research shows that students often overestimate how much their fellow students drink.  These misperceptions in turn lead to higher rates of alcohol use as students attempt to match their individual behavior to a false norm.   In this interactive presentation, we examine cultural messages, empower the silent majority of students who drink more moderately than perceived, and discuss actual drinking norms using audience response technology.

McWell Department Overview

Hosted at McWell, this workshop is an overview of what we do and how we do it, plus a tour of the student spaces in our Department.  Participants will leave with an understanding of McWell’s purpose on the Notre Dame campus and programs and resources that we offer.

Sleep Well to Be Well

Achieving a healthy night’s sleep is critical for maintaining your well-being and making the most out of your experience at Notre Dame. Request this interactive workshop to learn more about the status of sleep at ND and tips and tricks to improve your sleep.   

Introduction to Mindfulness

Being mindful means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations and environment on a moment-to-moment basis.  With all that you have going on, that can be challenging.  In this interactive mindfulness workshop, you’ll learn the basics of mindfulness and get to practice it firsthand.  Good for the mind and the body!

Workshops for Faculty and Staff:

Irish Respond- Faculty/Staff Edition

This 60-minute interactive “notice and respond” training program tailored for faculty/ staff establishes a foundation for a shared understanding of how the University of Notre Dame can actualize the concept of a “caring community” with regard to mental health issues. Participants in this workshop learn how to recognize signs of distress, ways they might effectively respond and the relevant campus resources.

Stress Busting Wellness Workshop

This interactive workshop will discuss all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. Participants will learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into their daily lives.

Redefining the Notre Dame Drinking Culture - Empowering the Silent Majority

Fueled by a national media culture that leads us to believe that alcohol and partying are a primary part of the college experience, research shows that students often overestimate how much their fellow students drink.  These misperceptions in turn lead to higher rates of alcohol use as students attempt to match their individual behavior to a false norm.   In this interactive presentation, we examine cultural messages, empower the silent majority of students who drink more moderately than perceived, and discuss actual drinking norms using audience response technology.

McWell Department Overview

Hosted at McWell, this workshop is an overview of what we do and how we do it, plus a tour of the student spaces in our Department.  Participants will leave with an understanding of McWell’s purpose on the Notre Dame campus and programs and resources that we offer.

Sleep Well to Be Well

Achieving a healthy night’s sleep is critical for maintaining your well-being and making the most out of your experience at Notre Dame. Request this interactive workshop to learn more about the status of sleep at ND and tips and tricks to improve your sleep.   

Introduction to Mindfulness

Being mindful means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations and environment on a moment-to-moment basis.  With all that you have going on, that can be challenging.  In this interactive mindfulness workshop, you’ll learn the basics of mindfulness and get to practice it firsthand.  Good for the mind and the body!

How to Talk to a Student About Alcohol

As staff we are often tasked with the responsibility of talking to students about their high risk substance use.  This workshop is targeted to faculty/staff utilizing motivational interviewing techniques highlighting tips for having these difficult conversations.