Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Physician on site
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Early Alert enables faculty, staff, and TAs to identify concerns and provide better support for students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk. This gives students the earliest possible connection to the right resources and support, before difficulties become overwhelming.
The Naloxone Home Program offers a simple online training course to equip you to stop an overdose.
Did you know that the staff and student volunteers at Health & Wellness have trained many students and have distributed over 700 Naloxone kits?
Health & Wellness will offer a free kit and injection demo to those who present a certificate of training. Training is offered by student volunteers on campus. Please contact us for more information.
The legislation to use cannabis for recreational use in Canada has been passed (Bill C-45) and is effective October 17, 2018. We ask that all campus members familiarize themselves with Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (PDF). As well, please check out the following information on cannabis from the First Nations Health Authority.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Throughout the year, QPR suicide awareness training is available to university staff, faculty, and students. QPR teaches participants to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of individuals in distress to act quickly to prevent a possible tragedy from suicide.
Please contact Health & Wellness to find out when the next QPR session is being taught or if you wish to arrange one for your department.
UBCO ART HIVE
NEED A CREATIVE BREAK? De-stress and enjoy free, open
art-making every day on campus. Come alone or bring a
friend. No artistic experience necessary!
Location: lounge area near Health & Wellness (UNC 337)
September, 2019: Times and dates to be announced. Updates coming shortly.
About our work
Good student health is foundational to student health and wellbeing, which relates directly to curricular and co-curricular education, learning and development and to progression towards educational achievement. The Health & Wellness team work together and with our campus and community partners to provide excellence in student health care.
Various theories inform the work that we do: best practices in nursing, counselling, medicine, campus development, community models, and population health.
Our commitment to the promotion of healthy living and mental health is empowered through the Okanagan Charter.