Student Wellness Centre
The SWC was created firstly on the Brantford campus, and next on the Waterloo campus to provide coordinated, integrated wellness support to students. The multi-disciplinary team of professionals work collaboratively to support the physical, emotional and mental health needs of students, and includes family physicians, registered nurses, counsellor/social workers, a mental health nurse, a mental health case manager, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, and a dietician (depending on campus). The creation of the SWC has resulted in a shared electronic record system, new approaches to case sharing and a circle of care approach to student wellness. Student feedback after the first term of operation has been very positive and favourable, in addition to service efficiencies which include a 38% increase in counseling appointments approximately 500 new student touch points with our mental health nurse.