‘Check-in’ on student mental health, wellness to be held Feb. 10 

The University of Maine will host Fresh Check Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Atrium outside of the Bookstore in the Memorial Union.

The Jordan Porco Foundation created Fresh Check Day to bring the whole campus community together to “check in” on the mental health and wellness of college students. 

The Atrium will be transformed into an expo-like atmosphere with interactive exhibits, food, prizes and giveaways. The booths will feature peer-to-peer messaging in a positive, community-focused setting. There also will be an inflatable ball pit and scarf-making, among many other hands-on experiences. 

Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health. It helps build a bridge between students and mental health resources available on campus, in the community and nationally.

The Counseling Center’s Outreach Office (the Mind Spa) and the Center for Student Involvement, in collaboration with UMaine campus departments, student volunteers, and Jordan Porco Foundation representatives have organized the free event.

For more information, visit the event website.