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Our mission at UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness is to promote student body, mind and spirit wellness within a healthy and sustainable campus environment. We support the health and well-being of students. Wellbeing is a foundation of educational achievement. Welcome to UBC Okanagan--we hope that you have a healthy, happy, and successful time while studying at UBCO!
The Health and Wellness Centre includes the Health Clinic, Counselling and Campus Health. We work closely together to provide excellence in health care. And we have fun at the same time!View hours, location, and emergency info
News and Updates
Public Health Alert
It's spring and it's tick season! Be vigilant and check yourself routinely. For information on what to do read these releases by Interior Health and HealthLink BC
End of the Semester!!
As exam season begins, please consult our resources on test anxiety. Please also note that our physician's last day is April 25th 2018.
Want to Quit Smoking?
It’s time to turn over a new leaf! You can quit smoking and get active with #RuntoQuit. Register for WR2Q before May 15th for your chance to win an iPad Pro: https://goo.gl/XSk7oV
The program is for all fitness levels and our simple step by step approach makes it easy to quit smoking by being more active. Walking and running can help cope with discomfort and cravings while cutting down and quitting. Walk or Run to Quit is being studied by researchers from the University of British Columbia for its potential as a chronic disease prevention program.
Kelowna Community Resources
KCR is looking for volunteers to help with their crisis line. For more information on upcomming training dates see this poster or visit www.kcr.ca
Did you know you can take Naloxone Training online? In addition to our in-house training, Take Naloxone Home offers a simple online training course to equip you to stop and overdose
Jack.org's Be There campaign
Find out how you can support the development of this groundbreaking mental health resource
It's Midterm Time!
AnxietyBC has got your back! Anxiety BC has put together a collection of resources for those dealing with test anxiety.
Daily Mindfulness Drop-in Sessions
Weekdays 12:15-12:45, UNC 328
As the semester workload has begun to take hold, smartUBC (Stress Management And Resiliency Techniques) is offering daily drop-in sessions for students seeking to manage stress and improve their overall self-care and resiliency. More information on this mindfulness training program is available here, as well as through the UBCO faculty of Education for more information on mindfulness.
Empower Me by Studentcare
A new 24/7 service providing counselling support for UBCO students is available through UBCSUO's Studentcare. Consult this handout for more information on how to access this service
"Accepting Our Bodies" Support Group
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna is offering a support group to provide education, resources, and a healthy safe environment for individuals to promote body acceptance. This informal group will explore wellness and self-compassion through positive peer discussion. No referral is needed.
When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, at 1:00pm
Where: CMHA Kelowna's Wellness Development Centre
504 Sutherland Ave.
*Please refer to CMHA's Accepting Our Bodies Promotional Poster for details.
If you're experiencing a crisis during our regular office hours, please call 250 807 9270 or come to UNC 337.
If our office is closed, call UBCO security at their emergency number of 250 807 8111
If you have concerns about a drug overdose and would like to learn about prevention, please refer to these tips and resources.
- Health and Wellness 250 807 9270
- Security 250 807 8111 (emergency)
- Security 250 807 9236 (non emergency)
- 24 Hour Crisis line 1 800 784 2433
(1 800 SUICIDE)
- Emergency Services 911
- 24 Hour Nurses Help Line 811