The Hamre Center offers the following psychoeducational wellness groups to help students address mental health concerns, connect with others, and build new tools and skills.

BIPOC Grief and Relief Group

Tuesdays, 12 – 1 pm, June 1st – June 29th

All meetings will be hosted on Zoom for five consecutive sessions.

This is a space for Black, Indigenous, students of color struggling with the grief after the death of a loved one, grief reactions and anger after an incident of community violence, or other types of losses as it pertains to being BIPOC in the United States.  We will explore, process, and heal together in an atmosphere of understanding, community, and mutual support.


This space is limited to 10 students in order to allow time to focus on each individual as well as hear a range of diverse perspectives.  An additional group may be opened if needed.  Similar programming will be available in Fall 2021.

This space will be facilitated by Hanin, a cis-female, straight, Middle Eastern person.  BIPOC co-facilitator to be determined.

For more information  or to schedule a pre-group individual meeting, e-mail Hanin Harb, M.S.Ed., LPCC, C-DBT, NCC, (she/her) at by May 25, 2021

Cultivating Calm: Koru Mindfulness and Meditation

Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Module 4 dates TBD

A 4-session, evidence based group designed specifically for college students. Learn mindfulness and meditation that will help you stay calm under stress, become more mindful, gain better sleep and increase self compassion. Led by Julia Hutchinson..

To sign-up, contact Julia Hutchinson:

Coping With Anxiety: Essential Anxiety Management Skills

Tuesdays 11:30-1, beginning February 2nd

A 4-session skill-building group to help reduce anxiety. Participants will better understand anxiety and practice anxiety management tools like breathing and meditation, cognitive and emotional self-awareness, and lifestyle choices. Led by Jon Vaughan-Fier.

For a pre-group meeting, contact:

Survivors Stronger Together: Sexual Violence Support Group

Thursdays, NEW TIME: 3-4:30, Bi-weekly February 11.

A confidential support group focused on healing and coping with sexual violence. For Macalester students, of all identities, seeking support due to their experience of sexual violence. Led by Liz Schneider-Bateman.

For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, email or call, 651-696-6204.

Grief & Loss Support

Thursdays, 11:30 -1:00, Start date TBD

This group is for students grieving the loss of a loved one, sibling, parent, relative, or close friend. Participants can process and heal in an atmosphere of understanding, community, and mutual support. Facilitated by Jon Vaughan-Fier.

To sign-up, contact Jon or

Managing ADD/ADHD Group Coaching Sessions

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, February 10th and 17th

This group is intended for people recently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or people with ADD/ADHD looking for additional coping strategies.  Facilitated by expert ADD/ADHD therapist Ken Traen, LICSW and Free to all students.

Register for Managing ADD/ADHD to receive the Zoom Link. *Sponsored by Disability Services and Hamre Center for Health and Wellness.