Student Life

The Well

                            The Wellness Resource Centers at USM

                                                       Our Mission

The Portland & Gorham Wellness Resource Centers (The Wells) at USM are resource centers dedicated to helping members of the USM community develop and increase their awareness of many aspects of wellness.  Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. Wellness is a holistic concept involving financial, sexual, physical, spiritual, cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and environmental dimensions. 

**October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Depression Awareness Month**


                                                             MINDFULNESS GROUP 

                                                        Mondays from 4:15p-5:15pm

                              Multipurpose Room of Sullivan Fitness Center at USM Portland

Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff as they use mindfulness to melt away stress.This group is appropriate for all levels of expertise in meditation. 

                                                           TEALAXATION FRIDAYS

Fingerpainting, Homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meditation, and of course tea! Free and open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come to The Well in Gorham from 3-4pm every friday during the academic year.


Wellness Topics

Financial- Ability to manage and balance finances, with the  understanding of the importance of sustaining ourselves financially, in the short and long term.  

Sexual- Self- acceptance and entering into responsible, safe and healthy physical and emotional relationships.

Physical- Maintaining a healthy quality of life while avoiding destructive habits.

Spiritual- Having a positive perception of meaning and purpose in life and being grounded in your beliefs.

Cultural- Acceptance of individuals different from ourselves and appreciation of other cultures.

Emotional- Ability to manage and express emotions, understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring.

Intellectual- Intellectual: Ability to open our minds to new ideas, the desire to learn concepts and improve skills

Social- Developing relationships which incorporate acceptance and affiliation, trust, loyalty and respect.

Environmental- Caring for and about the natural resources that sustain us.


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Contact Information

The Well in Gorham

Phone: 207-780-5375


113 Upton Hall

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, Maine 04038


M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

The Well in Portland

Phone: 207-780-4996

143A Woodbury Campus Center

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine 04104-9300


M-F 8:00am-8pm



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