Presentation on theme: "A University Student Council Support Service focused on providing students with the knowledge to make safe and healthy choices and support them through."— Presentation transcript:
A University Student Council Support Service focused on providing students with the knowledge to make safe and healthy choices and support them through their university experience however we can.
Who We Are Angela Tao Director of Mental Health Inna Yasinska Director of Healthy Lifestyles Hayley Bell Director of Sexual Health Currently Being Filled Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Ahila Vithiananthan Director of Campus Safety Sarah Prescott Director of Internal Relations & Media/@ Large Samanta Krishnapillai Health & Wellness Support Service Coordinator
Campus Safety Vision: This campaign is focused on students’ personal safety concerns both on and off campus. It is important to be aware of possible dangers both in-person and online, and how to identify those risks, as well as how to protect yourself and your identity from harm. Throughout the year we will focus on making you aware of current safety issues and information. Coming Up: White Ribbon Campaign! – Men Against Violence Against Women! Dec 4 th -6 th !
Sexual Health Vision: A comprehensive, sex-positive campaign working to bring relevant and accessible information about healthy and fulfilling sexual relationships, sexual orientation and gender issues to the student body. Coming Up: Keep Calm and Get it On (Safely) 2.0 In February Sexologist in the Wave! Followed by a Social Mixer in January!
Healthy Lifestyles Vision: A campaign designed to empower students to lead healthy, actives lives during their time at Western, with a focus on healthy diet and physical activity. Coming Up: Yoga Rave! Healthy Body Image and Lifestyles Week in February!
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Goal: A campaign to provide information about the risks and possible consequences of the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, as well as information about the laws and bylaws regulating substance consumption in London and resources available to help those struggling with substance abuse. Coming Up: Rave Safe 2.0 – Week Before St. Patrick’s Day.
Mental Health Vision: A campaign seeking to break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and to connect Western students with the resources that are available to help if they, or a friend, are struggling with mental health issues. Coming Up: Mental Health Awareness Week: Nov 19 th - Nov 22 nd FEATURING: Art Therapy! Yoga Rave! Expert Panel on Mental Health! Wear Green to Ricks! Destressor Booth at the Wave! Launch of the ‘This is Me’ Campaign! ++ More!
Social Media Projects Things to Look for From Us: The Purple Voice: Wonderful on Western - #WOW Inspired by The Book of Awesome Western’s Post Secret! Inspired by Frank Warren’s Post Secret Health and Wellness Blog: (WellnessatWestern.Tumblr.com) Ask Our Sexpert The Male Perspective of Health Interviewing the Experts Lots of portfolio specific posts! Links to the Purple Voice!
Connect with Us Western USC Health and Wellness Support Service @HWSS_Western WellnessatWestern.tumblr.com Pinterest.com/wellnesswestern Health.firstname.lastname@example.org Wellnessatwestern.ca
Get Involved We are always looking for volunteers, people with new ideas for programming and bloggers! Your commitment to the service is as much or as little as you want! If you are interested just email our Coordinator, Sam Krishnapillai, at email@example.com ! And ask how to get firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to visit us in our office, Room 38D of the UCC to ask more questions!
Take Home Message! Thanks so much for listening to this presentation! What we hope you take from this is… We are a brand new Support Service and would love for you to follow us on twitter: @hwss_western, and to tell your friends about us! We are looking for students with an interest in blogging or volunteering to contact us (email@example.com) Our Mental Health Awareness Week is our next event – Nov 19-22 nd – details to emerge on our FB Event/Page!
Thank You! Email: Health.Wellness@USC-UWO.orgHealth.Wellness@USC-UWO.org Visit Us: Room 38D in the UCC, the Peer Support Center.