De-Stress Fest Helps Students' Well-being Before Finals

At Carmel Catholic, we recognize the importance of caring for the whole person –– mind, body and spirit. That's why we put together a diverse range of offerings aimed at giving our students the tools and resources they need to de-stress and focus on final exams. 

From December 11 to December 15, opportunities for students ranged from Morning Mass before school to therapy dogs from Canines 4 Comfort during lunch waves and games in the Multicultural Center –– there was an activity offered for everyone. In addition, the Corsairs Against Procrastination event in the REACH Center, designed to help students overcome procrastination and stay on top of their academic game, was perfect for those seeking effective study strategies. During lunch waves, a Study Tips and Treats Table, Positive Affirmations Table, and the opportunity to complete puzzles and coloring were offered. Throughout the week, the Brandsma Chapel was available for a quiet space for prayer, while the Wellness Center offered coping mechanisms and a calming vibe for all.

We were especially excited to welcome the Ellie Mental Health professionals during lunch waves. Their expertise and resources provided students with invaluable support and guidance regarding mental health issues, which was especially important during final exams. 

Additionally, we were thrilled to collaborate with Erika's Lighthouse and the Rock + Dot Club, bringing their positive impact on mental health and student well-being to our community. The Erika's Lighthouse Club meeting allowed students to connect with their peers and engage in meaningful conversations about their experiences. 

Throughout the De-stress Fest week, our goal was for students to feel our unwavering support and love as we walk alongside them on their journey of growth and academic success.