Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

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

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

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

Programs for Employees (faculty and Staff) at Douglas College include the following:

Not Myself Today (NMT) Program
NMT is a workplace mental health initiative presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. NMT is an evidence-based, accessible and practical solution, aligned with the National Standard of Canada that helps employers transform mental health at work. NMT was created to build knowledge, understanding, and start conversations about mental health in the workplace. It equips you, your leaders and your managers with information, tools and resources to support mental health, reduce stigma and build a safe and supportive work environment.

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Programs for Students at Douglas College include the following:

Counselling Programs
Douglas College’s counsellors provide free, accessible and confidential support to students with a variety of concerns that may be affecting your studies or personal well-being. Through one-to-one or group support sessions and workshops, we’ll work with you to explore what’s happening in your life and help you identify strategies to manage or resolve the challenges you’re facing. Our counsellors will teach you skills to better handle stress and increase resilience, how to cope with sudden personal challenges or just help you feel better.

Various Workshops related to student Wellbeing include:
- Stress Less for Success: Managing Test Anxiety
- Beat the Clock: How to Manage Your Time
- Fishing for Wellness
- Find Your Fit: Career Explorations

Drop-in Support Groups
- Thursday Meditations
- International Cafe Tuesdays
More information on counseing offerings can be found at: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/counselling

Additionally, Douglas College offers a number of other wellness supports for students:
- Indigenous Student Services (see: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/indigenous-student-services)
- Tutoring (see: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/tutoring)
- Student Support Navigator program (see: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/student-support-navigator)
- Office of Student Support and Conduct (https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-support/student-support-and-conduct)
- Wellness Coordinator
- Other Wellness Resources and Activities focused on Mental Health Awareness & Support, Self-care, Physical activity & Movement, Sleep Hygiene, Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Sexual Health, Alcohol & Drug Education, Financial Wellness, LGBTQ2S and Wellness Resources and Support. (see: https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/student-life/healthy-campus/wellness-resources-and-activities)

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

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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