Let Western help you get fit, find balance and calm, and understand the factors that promote mental health and well-being. Here are some programs and ideas to help faculty and staff members be well!
Living Well @ Western
Living Well @ Western is Western's premier wellness program, designed to encourage and promote a wide variety of physical, cultural, and intellectual activities to improve health and wellness at Western. Living Well currently features online (live and recorded) activities for staff and faculty members, including Zumba, yoga, meditation, Art after Dark and a coffee house. Visit the Living Well @ Western website for more information.
Healthy Minds was created to address the psychological and mental health of employees. It identifies the factors that promote mental health and prevent psychological harm. At Western, we recognize the importance of creating a safe environment that enhances the overall well-being of our community. Visit our Healthy Minds website for helpful information and links to resources.
Other Helpful Wellness Resources at Western
Employee (and family) Assistance Program (EAP) - Your EAP is LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell). It provides confidential emergency assistance, counselling, advisory services, well-being resources and more.
New Counselling Resource - Western now (August 2021) has access to a registered Master of Social Work, Psychotherapist, free of charge for all Western employees to address challenges outside of the scope of the EAP program.
Health Services - Western Student Health Services is not just for students! SHS also provides on campus health care to Western staff and faculty and their families!
Workplace Health - Offers an Occupational Health Nurse who can provide employee focused, holistic health services to staff and faculty at Western. If you have work or personal health concerns, make an appointment.
Employee Well-being - Promotes employee health and wellness and strives to minimize the impact associated with disability.
Hospitality Services - Who knows nutrition better than the folks who look after healthy eating in Western student residences? They share tips, recipes, video demos and more.
Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy assessment and treatment is available at Workplace Health on a part-time basis. For more information about physiotherapy please call 519-685-3251 from a campus phone.
Massage Therapy - A Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is available at Workplace Health. Call 519-661-3030 to make an appointment.
Helpful External Links
Middlesex London Health Unit - Offers helpful information on nutrition, communicable diseases, vaccinations and much more. Flu vaccine clinics are also available.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line -24-hour culturally relevant telephone and online crisis intervention counselling. Call 1-855-242-3310.
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre - Innovative, Aboriginal specific, Indigenous informed health care agency, providing health and social services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Call 1-519-672-4079.
Heart and Stroke - This great website will help you understand the signs of stroke, and show you that anyone can do CPR and use a defibrillator to save a life.
The Health Line - A directory of health care options, topics, events and more.
Dietitians of Canada - Featured recipes and meal planning tips, tools for tracking goals and activities, nutrition tips and more.
Canada's Food Guide - Choosing the foods that give your body the nutrients it needs at all stages of your life.
Health Canada - Recalls, safety alerts, information about drugs and health products and other tips for healthy living.
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