Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Campus Initiative

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.

Project Contact:

Leanne Holland Brown

Dean of Students
Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3704

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