The Multicultural Mental Health and Well-being Collective (MMHWC) at Carleton College provides a community for Black Indigenous and People of Color students to engage in restorative practices that support their mental health and well-being. The MMHWC is led by staff from the Office of Health Promotion, Student Health and Counseling, and the Office of Intercultural Life.

Purpose

We recognize the intergenerational effects of racism, stress, and other social injustices at individual, community, and systemic levels; we also recognize how powerful shared spaces can be for healing.

The Multicultural Mental Health and Well-being Collective offers a trusted space for Black Indigenous and People of Color students to foster unity through listening, sharing and supporting each other’s mental health, wellbeing, and personal growth. This group is modeled after the Black Indigenous People of Color Mental Health Collective at the University of Minnesota.

Community Gatherings

The MMHWC hosts monthly community gatherings during the academic year. These are opportunities to meet other Black Indigenous and People of Color students from across the college and learn simple ways to support your mental health and well-being. Below is an overview of a typical gatherings:

  • Check-in/icebreaker
  • Small and large group conversations
  • Wellness activity
  • Closing reflection

Contact Us

Questions? Email mmhwc@carleton.edu