Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
PA-14: Wellness Program

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Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Elenore Breslow
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Brock University is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma around mental health, and Brock is dedicated to ensuring all students, staff, faculty, and employee family members have access to health, safety, and wellness programs.

Student Focused Wellness Services and Programs:

Through the Student Wellness and Accessibility Services, Brock has implemented many different services and programs to meet the mental health needs of the student population. These services and programs include, Student Accessibility Services, Personal Counselling Services, Student Health Services, and the Student Health and Wellness HUB. In addition to these services and programs, Student Wellness and Accessibility also hosts various workshops and group sessions throughout each academic year to support students.

Student Accessibility Services – Supports and fosters independence in students with accessibility needs; advocate for accessibility for students; and provide resources and education opportunities for staff and faculty to ensure a welcoming environment in compliance with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) guidelines and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Personal Counselling Services – Counselling is offered at no cost and aims to support the well-being and retention of students by integration with existing campus resources. Students may want to contact personal counselling for difficulty adjusting to student life, worries about upcoming exams or disappointment with academic performance, procrastination and building time management skills, tension with family members, friends or roommates, and/or concerns or uncertainty about their post-graduation plans.

Student Health Services – On-campus medical clinic for students, where they can meet with a nurse or doctor and address health concerns. Services include but are not limited to, mental health concerns, alcohol/drug concerns, Immunizations/injections, and STI treatment.

The Student Health and Wellness HUB – A space where students can drop in to chat with a Peer Health Educator about ways to improve their overall health and wellness. Students can retrieve information on various student health related topics such as substance use, nutrition, sleep, sexual health, mental health and wellness. There are Peer Health Educators available that also provide peer-to-peer support for the Brock community. The HUB also hosts various events such as free STI testing, naloxone training, mindfulness medications, puppy room and mini massages.

Faculty and Staff Members Wellness Services and Programs:

Brock University supports its employees in all aspects of well-being through continually enhancing programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees. Programs, services, and initiatives include, Wellness Day, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP),

Wellness Day – A daylong event where staff and faculty from across the University participate in various workshops offered in eight different areas of wellness: social, emotional, physical, financial, intellectual, environmental, occupational and spiritual.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) - Provides Brock employees and their families with immediate and confidential support to help resolve work, health, and life challenges to improve life.


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
No

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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