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Wellness Support Groups

Wellness Support Groups are 6-week standing groups facilitated by OITE wellness advisors. They are meant to offer a supportive space for trainees who have similar needs, experiences, and/or identities.

Connecting More Deeply Support Group

This group is for trainees who are single, living alone, far away from many support systems, and/or partnered but feeling alone and struggling.  The group will provide an opportunity to share experiences, increase coping skills and feel more connected. This is a 6-week support group that will be held on Wednesdays at 3pm beginning May 4th. The group will meet on the following dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8. Register here.

Research Group Transitions Support Group


Transitioning work environments can present us with many challenges. This group supports trainees as they consider transitioning, look for new positions, and/or are integrating into a new research space. Together we will discuss and practice skills to promote general well-being and how to be with the strong emotions that come with leaving a research group and settling into a new position. This support group accepts trainees on a rolling basis. Transition can present with differing and unique issues, depending on where trainees are in their career paths. We will, therefore, hold one group for postdoc trainees (Wednesdays at 9am) and another group for graduate student and postbac trainees (Wednesdays at 10am).