Newton-Wellesley Hospital to host student-centered support programs

Newton-Wellesley Hospital will host a pair of community events aimed at addressing substance abuse on college campuses and educational issues among high schoolers later this month.

The hospital is hosting the events to help provide resources and support for community members to “tackle critical issues impacting students,” according to a hospital statement.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., the hospital will host a forum that will bring together officials from area higher education institutions to review strategies to address substance abuse on college campuses, including the misuse of opioids, prescription drugs, and alcohol, according to the statement.


It will be the first of a quarterly series of health and higher education forums hosted by the hospital, the statement said.

Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:
The day's top stories delivered every morning
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

The events are intended to support local colleges and universities as they deal with health and well-being issues, with future events focusing on subjects including mental health and infectious and sexually transmitted diseases.

The hospital will also host its second annual educational summit on Friday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The hospital’s Resilience Project Summit is intended to bring together groups including school administrators and teachers, town officials, clinicians, and community members so they can review best practices to support the development of good mental health in adolescents, according to the statement.

Both of the events will take place at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St. in Newton.

John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com.