Please read this update from McMaster in regard to COVID-19 and the Ontario government declaring a State of Emergency.
Counselling - Medical Services - Wellness Education The Student Wellness Centre provides services that will enhance your personal and academic success during your time at McMaster.
Staffed by highly qualified service providers(family physicians, personal counsellors, registered nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, wellness educators) with a special interest in university students, we provide student-centred, accessible, confidential, and caring services for you.
Mission: We provide health care and support to enhance the emotional, physical, and personal wellbeing of McMaster students. Our services support the achievement of their academic and personal success.
Please read this update from McMaster in regard to COVID-19 and the Ontario government declaring a State of Emergency.
Thrive 2021 is here! Thrive is a week of events and programming focused on helping students, faculty, and staff at McMaster explore their path to mental health.
This year, join us for:
- Comedy Afternoon with Adrienne Fish, January 20 at 12PM
- Virtual Farm Tour with Useless Farm, January 21 at 2PM
- Photo Voice Submissions from our community
To learn more, visit http://ow.ly/8R0W50D6wX2
Join Amelia Valenti in her workshop(s) that aim to optimize your approach to personal growth, goal setting, and building resilience.
These workshops are completely free!
Visit this link to register: http://ow.ly/BjKn50D2DSM
The Student Wellness Centre will close December 23 and re-open on January 4 at 8:45AM.
Need a break from finals studying? Want to win 1 of 4 $24 Skip the Dishes gift cards? 👀
Share how COVID-19 has affected your mental health and inform the MSU’s upcoming policies. All opinions and feedback are incredibly valuable and will be used to shape future MSU policy and advocacy.
Fill out the survey today at http://bit.ly/MSUCOVIDMH ❗❗
Join a virtual focus group with the City of Hamilton and get a $25 Indigo gift card for attending! Participants must be between 20-39 years old and living in Hamilton. http://ow.ly/teIc50CAzke
It's the LAST DAY to fill out the McMaster Wellness Survey! Complete this short survey for a chance to win 1 of 5 $25 Amazon gift cards. http://ow.ly/DycD50CABk0
Fill out this quick survey about COVID-19 and your health for a chance to win 1 of 5 $25 Amazon gift cards! Click the link: http://ow.ly/sd8k50CtRJr
The event will take place on December 1st from 7-8 PM! You and your friend have decided to get away from the city and take a road trip up north to your family’s cabin! 🗻🌲🏚❄️. The snowstorm has unfortunately trapped you inside after a long night of board games and a little too much wine…🎲🍷🍷🍷
Will you be able to escape? Come out to test your knowledge on binge-drinking and substance use for a chance to win 1 of 3 Amazon Gift card prizes! 💰🛍🎊🍷
SIGN UP LINK (must sign up by Nov 30th @ 11:59PM): https://forms.gle/AsjrCSSow6RAUFJG9
LivingWorks Start is offering a limited number of registrations to McMaster students at no cost! Visit the link below if you are interested in receiving suicide prevention training: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/livingworks-start/
There are still a few spots available for our upcoming Bike Repair Workshop with New Hope Community Bikes November 25, 7-9pm!
Don't miss out on this free workshop (deposit refunded upon attendance).
We are offering an online bike repair workshop on November 25 from 7-9pm. The workshop will be facilitated by New Hope Community Bikes.
We want to hear from you! Complete the survey in our bio about how COVID-19 has affected your wellness, and be entered to win 1 of 5 $25 gift cards to Amazon! Your answers will remain anonymous, you will be asked for contact information at the end of the initial survey. http://ow.ly/t9WC50CmZIt
Note: if you filled out the survey yesterday and weren't prompted for contact info, please message us and we will enter you into the raffle.
Living with others can be difficult, it's important to know how to navigate difficult conversations and conflict when they arise. Visit the link below to read about addressing conflict between housemates.
The Student Wellness Centre would like to wish you their best during this confusing time. Our mental health wellness outreach team is excited to introduce their upcoming initiative: MacSecrets!
MacSecrets is an anonymous campaign that allows students to have an outlet to share their emotions, struggles, and advice. The goal of this initiative is to show students that they are not alone and give them a place to safely (and anonymously) share their feelings.
We welcome you to check out the submission link https://cutt.ly/macsecrets. Submissions to be shared must be submitted by November 19th at 11:59pm.
Over the next couple weeks, we will also be showcasing different submissions from members of our team. We hope that this will give you a better understanding of what MacSecrets really is, and what an initiative like this strives to do. So, stay tuned!
McMaster Pen Pals is a new way to make friends and stay connected! The deadline to sign up is November 16th at 5PM!
Sign up here: http://ow.ly/EYXJ50Cco8y
Calling all book worms! Join our new book club, Wellness Worms. We'll explore themes of health, wellness, and self-care, while discussing topical books on GoodReads and synchronous platforms. Our first book is "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi. Register here: http://ow.ly/9UcT50CfvRi
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Student Wellness Centre will be closed to in-person appointments until further notice. Please call the front desk at 905-525-9140 x27700 with any questions.
Not sure how to adapt your dating and sex life during COVID-19? The Sexual Health Team has got you covered. Check out the Student Wellness Centre’s Instagram for a chance to learn about pandemic-friendly hookup tips, while entering to win one of three $35 gift cards from SkipTheDishes. Enter by Wednesday, November 18 to have a chance at winning!
The newly released COVID-19 Dating and Hookup Safety Guide has all the public health-backed tips on online dating, virtual sex, in-person hookups, and more!
Check out the guide on the Student Wellness Centre Website even if you don’t have time to enter the contest.
Interested in learning the basics of bike maintenance, best practices and safety checks? Join us on November 25th from 7-9 PM! Register for the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bike-repair-workshop-tickets-127880575243
Calling all book worms! Join our "Wellness (Book) Worms" to meet new friends, discuss wellness-centered books, and learn about various health topics. Our first selection is "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi.
Click this link to learn more! http://ow.ly/GZbm50C9vcu
Join SWC's step challenge! The second scavenger hunt item is: nature/hiking trail! Get outside, explore your city/town, enjoy the fall weather and take a photo of a trail in your neighbourhood or go out to a hiking trail.
Take a photo of the challenge item, record the amount of time you spent outdoors, and share it to our Google Form to get points for this week.
3 winners with the most points and 3 random participants will receive a $50 gift card at the end of the term. Happy hunting!!
Curious about COVID-19 best practices and resources? Check out our comprehensive article! http://ow.ly/SHgo50C4el5
Feeling bored in quarantine? Not sure how to spend this Wednesday night?
Bring your friends and join us virtually on Wed Oct 28 at 6-7PM for a Kahoot to test your knowledge on Vaping, Cannabis and COVID! Top scorers can win 1 of 3 Skip the Dishes gift cards, worth up to $35!
We can’t wait to see you there! Please message Lily Nguyen or Shangi Vijenthira if you have any questions!
ZOOM Link: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/j/99398038923?pwd=SzJiWjlxZVVjd2hTemFFK3ZCNmxnQT09
Meeting ID: 993 9803 8923
Hey McMaster, we want to hear from you! Fill out our Microsoft Form or respond to our instagram story to let us know what food literacy topics are important to you! Your feedback will help the food literacy team in providing education and programs that meet your needs! If you respond you will be entered to win a $25 gift card redeemable at President's Choice Stores.
In this session of "Boys will be _____", our theme is "Showing Care in Relationships". Join us for an hour of discussion and reflection!
Eating meals together is an important part of our everyday lives, providing a chance to connect and spend quality time with others, share food traditions of different cultures and generations, explore new foods, and meet new people.
The pandemic and school may leave us eating alone more often. Join our Zoom Dine In’s with the food literacy team to eat with others (virtually), engage in conversation, meet new people, and learn more about the student wellness centre and food literacy. It is meant to be a low-key event for students to drop-in as they wish for some virtual company.
There will be music, conversation, and sometimes activities like Kahoot or scribblio! We’re looking forward to the start of Zoom Dine In’s and hope to see you all there!!
Register for Mondays 1:30-2:30pm EST or Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am EST
Get your flu shot! There are still slots left in our flu shot clinics happening October 21st, 22nd, and 29th. Call the SWC at 905-525-9140 x27700 to book your shot. http://ow.ly/5ux050BUyKJ
Having poop problems? Constipation is a common issue amongst students and often relieved with small changes. Check out our "Caring for Constipation" article at http://ow.ly/PYnC50BUybw
SWC's Active Living Team is hosting a step challenge for the remainder of the semester and it's open to all McMaster students! Get some fresh air, get your steps in, and explore your city with our "Be a Tourist in Your Own City" scavenger hunt.
Every Monday, the week's scavenger hunt challenge item will be posted on social media. You'll have until Sunday to find the item, take a picture of it, and upload it to our Google form. Try to complete all 7 challenges for the next 7 weeks. 3 winners with the most challenges completed and 3 random participants will receive a $50 gift card! Get ready for our challenge as our first item will be posted on Monday! We can't wait to see your photos!
Conversation flare ups are normal however violent communication is not. The SWC is introducing a group program exploring skills that promote compassion, enhanced understanding and expressing needs effectively.
More info: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/an-introduction-to-nonviolent-communication/
We have all heard the saying, “We are each our own worst critic,” but is that really true? The SWC is launching a 5-week online psycho-educational group that explores self-compassion, self-love, and mindfulness.
To learn more: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/fostering-self-compassion-and-mindfulness/
The Student Wellness Centre will be closed on October 12 and 13. For more information, please visit wellness.mcmaster.ca
We’re hosting a series of student conversations for men on identity, relationships, and consent. Each session will be centered around a carefully selected piece of media, which the group will listen to/watch then discuss.
Register now at : http://ow.ly/2UAV50BOxos
McMaster University is collecting feedback from students and instructors about their experiences with remote teaching and learning this fall. We want to know what has been working well, what could be improved, and what types of resources are most beneficial. The survey will be open from Thursday, October 1 at 8:30am to Sunday, October 11 at 11:59pm.
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Visit us at MUSC B101 (medical and counselling) and MUSC B118 (wellness education and lounge space)
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