Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 MaryAnne Walls
Campus Health and Wellness
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

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

Eligible Employees are entitled to limited financial assistance when seeking psychological counseling under the Extended Health Benefits offered through Blue Cross.

Eligible Employees participate in an Employee and Family Assistance Program which provides short term counseling for a variety of issues.

Eligible employees are entitled to reimbursement under the Wellness & Sustainability Account which includes but is not limited to the following items. Refer to the Wellness & Sustainability Claim form for the complete list of eligible items.

-Membership at the Duckworth Centre or another fitness centre held in the employee's name
-Formal instruction for a physical activity or recreational centre program with a wellness focus
-Specific types of fitness equipment
-Weight management program fees (excluding food) offered by accredited practitioner, for the employee
-Non-Prescription smoking cessation aids

-Bus passes and tickets
-Home composters
-CFL and LED light bulbs (net of any rebates)
-Programmable thermostats
-Personal bicycle and replacement parts
-Carbon offsets purchased from a recognized carbon offset vendor

Students who identify that they need help reach out to the University's Intake Manager in Counseling Services - via drop in hours, phone or email. If it is a crisis they are seen that day by her or a counselor. Students may also present to the on campus health clinic, and speak with the nurse practitioner. The University is situated in downtown Winnipeg, a couple of blocks from our Regional Health Authority's Mental Health branch, which operates both a mobile crisis service and a new Crisis Response Centre, for people with mental health emergencies, so they don't have to go to the Emergency department. Mobile Crisis Services can be accessed on campus and in residence, after hours. On site in the daytime, along with the Intake Manager and Counselor, there is a full time mental health clinician (Psych Nurse- currently a job share with 1 male,1 female), full time Nurse Practitioner, half time Addictions clinician, and three grad students from marriage and Family Therapy. All are clinically supervised and registered with their licensing/professional body. All of them are trauma informed, and are trained in how to respond to and de-escalate a crisis.

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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