Health & Wellness Services for Staff and Faculty

Choose the services, benefits and activities you need and enjoy being well!  Western staff and faculty members can drop in on free group classes, such as meditation, Zumba and yoga, take advantage of a great mix of benefits and a selection of wellness resources to help you be your best, healthiest you. 

Exercise and Wellness Activities

  • Living Well @ Western - Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, meditation, yoga, and more free, on-campus activities to improve your health and wellness 
  • Wellness Calendar - check out the upcoming Living Well and other activities on Western's Event calendar and the Western Wellness calendar.
  • Get inspired! Visit Campus Recreation today.  Memberships to the Western Student Recreation Centre are available to faculty and staff members.

Your Western Benefits

Western knows that your health is important to you.  Our benefit packages include coverage that can help in many ways - dental coverage, extended health benefits such as coverage for massage and physiotherapy, life insurance, educational assistance and more. To find out more about all the benefits available to you, please visit the Human Resource webpage "Your Benefits" and select your employee group.

Other Health Services

  • The Western Workplace Health Clinic provides occupational health surveillance, occupational and non-occupational medical care and treatment, and a safe space to share both work and personal health concerns and/or issues.
  • The Western Family Practice Clinic is open to full-time staff and faculty members and their immediate family (spouse and children), who do not have a family physician.
  • The Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) offers 24/7 access to confidential emergency telephone support for all employees.  Full-time and other eligible employees and members of their immediate family also can access a range of EAP services including confidential, face-to-face or secure web-based counselling, and wellness resources.
  • The Western Ergonomics Program includes work site assessment, design consultation, descriptions of physical demands, job coaching and return to work assessments.
  • Western Health and Safety works with individuals, departments and faculties to ensure a safe working environment.
  • First Aid and CPR training - is provided on campus by SERT - the Student Emergency Response Team
  • Western Rehabilitation Services promotes employee health and wellness and strives to minimize the impact associated with disability throughout the organization. The rehab team consists of a Rehabilitation Leader, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Ergonomic Specialists, a Return to Work Specialist and a Wellness Information Coordinator Coordinator.  The team provides support when you are on sick leave, long-term disability and helps with transition or return to work when it is time.

A Smoke-free Western and Help to Quit

On July 1, 2019, Western is going smoke-free. It's the third step of a three-step plan to create a healthier and cleaner campus for everyone who studies, lives, works or visits Western.

Your Financial Wellness

Addiction

  • The Drug and Alcohol Helpline is a service operated by ConnexOntario Health Service
    that provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The service is live answer 24/7, confidential, and free. Phone 1-800-565-8603 or visit drugandalcoholhelpline.ca.
  • Western's Employee Assistance Plan (FSEAP) offers 24/7 access to confidential emergency telephone support for all employees.  Full-time and other eligible employees and members of their immediate family also can access a range of EAP services including confidential, face-to-face or secure web-based counselling, and wellness resources.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous meetings offer information, support, and help toward recovery. Visit www.aalondon.org.