We are Bradley Health Peer Educators striving to promote wellness through education, outreach programs, and role modeling. Through creative, interactive, and engaging programming, our goal is to support Bradley students in making informed decisions around their personal health and safety. The Bradley HEAT (Help, Empower, and Teach) is a student organization of peer leaders at Bradley University. The group consists of peer educators who use their skills to educate others on topics such as substance use, sexual health, bystander intervention, and sexual assault. Bradley HEAT can be found in Sisson 323.
Each Wednesday, you can find Bradley HEAT around campus to advocate for and educate you about important wellness topics. Through this targeted outreach, we use active and passive programming tools to help you learn healthy habits and identify resources on and off campus that may be beneficial to your life as a Bradley student. Be sure to stop and say Hi when you see us in the Student Center or on the Quad!
Keep it ConSEXual
Bradley HEAT can help you discuss topics like sex education, sexual health, and consent each year through this presentation. Topics include safe practices, health statistics, STI's, on- and off-campus resources, and more. HEAT strives to make sure you’re safe and educated.
Under the Influence
This presentation incorporates concepts from the Expectancy Challenge based on the work of Drs. Michael E. Dunn and Thomas Hall from the University of Central Florida, and touches upon the biological effects of drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana versus those side effects you may expect to feel. Bradley HEAT will present facts and help you discuss alcohol, marijuana, and other common recreational drugs so you can make safe and healthy choices.
Mental Health 101
Mental health is a major factor in all our lives, and Bradley HEAT recognizes the need to fight the stigma and normalize the conversation around mental health. This presentation focuses on defining mental health, recognizing the signs someone is struggling, resources on and off campus, and helping you learn coping skills during times of stress and anxiety. This presentation is given in each EHS 120 course, but is also available to student groups upon request.
Through the Period Product Program, Bradley offers free period products to students through a variety of avenues that best meet their specific needs.
We have a partnership with the Aunt Flow organization, which provides us with bulk organic, chemical free, and sustainably packaged period products at a discounted price. It’s important these products be good for our students and for the environment. These products are available through free dispensers in the following locations: first floor women’s restrooms in Westlake Hall, Bradley Hall, BECC, and the Student Center, the basement women’s restroom in the Student Center, the women’s locker room in the Markin Recreation Center, and the first-floor non-gendered restrooms in the Library. Each dispenser has a sticker with a QR code to notify us if supplies are needed.