|Submission Date||Oct. 5, 2018|
Simon Fraser University
PA-13: Wellness Program
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Health and Counseling Services
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 staff?:
Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :
All students at SFU have access to SFU's Health & Counseling services. Services offered to students through SFU's Health & Counseling include:
• Two Health Clinics
• Counseling Services
• Sexual Violence Support
• Sexual Health
• Various online and in person resources to support health and well-being including Counseling groups, a Wellness Wheel and Wellness Quiz, resources on maintaining well-being, and an online course on building resilience and well-being.
SFU has an extensive Healthy Campus Community Initiative to create a campus that positively influences the health and well-being of students, staff, and faculty. This is achieved by embedding a focus on well-being within the following areas of action: Learning & Working Environments, Policies & Processes, Personal Growth & Development, Social Connection & Community Engagement, Physical Spaces, Services & Supports.
SFU has mental health and wellness services available free of charge to all continuing Staff and faculty employees through the Employee and Family Assistance Program.
SFU's Vancouver and Surrey Campus each have a Wellness Studio where free program options such as yoga, stretch and mindfulness sessions are offered to students, staff and faculty on a regular basis.
Starting August 1st, SFU students will have free access to a 24/7 multi-platform mental health and support service thanks to a two-year pilot launched by Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). This new initiative, called the keep.meSAFE Student Support Program (SSP), is a service provided by guard.me International Insurance and Morneau Shepell. It will complement existing mental health services, supports and initiatives at SFU.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
General Mental Health Information:
SFU's Healthy Campus Community Initiative:
Information for Faculty/Staff keen on impacting the well-being of students and SFU community:
Mental Health at SFU:
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