McMaster Student Wellness Centre

McMaster Student Wellness Centre Counselling - Medical Services - Wellness Education The Student Wellness Centre provides services that will enhance your personal and academic success during your time at McMaster.
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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.

Operating as usual

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day The SWC has partnered with LivingWorks; the world leader in suicide prevention ...
09/10/2020

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day The SWC has partnered with LivingWorks; the world leader in suicide prevention training solutions. With funding support from Alumni, we’re offering 100 free spots to McMaster Students. You’ll learn a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and you’ll have a chance to practice it with impactful simulations.
https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/livingworks-start/

09/08/2020

Our connections to many people in our lives are distanced and virtual these days. Yet, people remain connected through food, as it is vital part of our individual identities, as well as our collective communities. Whether it’s the joy of prepping one’s homegrown veggies and herbs, the pride making a time-honoured family recipe, or the adventurous rush of making a special dish for the first time, food is deeply intwined within our social lives. What’s your food story? Check out his video by the Food Collective Centre! #PantryDiaries #FoodLove

University introduces new commitments, and your well-being can be one of them. The SWC is committed to providing student...
09/01/2020

University introduces new commitments, and your well-being can be one of them. The SWC is committed to providing students the support they need during their time at McMaster. This Mental Health Resource booklet is comprised of valuable insight, anecdotes, reflections and resources. Welcome to the new school year, and remember to take care Mac.

Here's the link to the full resource:https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2020/09/TakeCareMac.pdf

Ontario Ministry of Health
08/31/2020

Ontario Ministry of Health

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Misusing prescribed opioids (painkillers) or taking street opioids can lead to addiction, overdose and even death. Know the risks: ontario.ca/ds97

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) offers a variety of services, support and programing to McMaster Students. Swipe throu...
08/31/2020

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) offers a variety of services, support and programing to McMaster Students. Swipe through to learn more about what the SWC offers or visit our website for more information, link our bio. @ McMaster Student Wellness Centre

Four days left to apply!
08/24/2020

Four days left to apply!

Want to get more involved with MSU Maccess? We’re hiring Peer Support Volunteers for the 2020 – 2021 year! No experience with peer support or facilitation is needed – all training is provided. Applications close on August 28.

Peer Support Volunteers are responsible for one or more of the following:
- offering one-on-one peer support
- facilitating weekly community groups
- facilitating our digital drop-in space

We especially encourage applications from community members who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC), members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, or folks with identities or experiences that are otherwise underrepresented within disability communities or the Disability Justice movement.

For more info and to apply: go to linktr.ee/maccess, then select “Peer Support Volunteer Hiring” or use the following direct link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VULlUrBySUaVGi3kwXAAnX7ufL5BBq9NhsAtr4J8wuhUNktWN0RFNVZXV1BDMzYzTjBYV0lJU1QzWC4u

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Accessibility needs? Feel free to email us at [email protected].

[Image Description: Maccess hiring promo. Over a light green background, it reads: “MSU Maccess: Now Hiring Peer Support Volunteers. Apply by August 28. For more info and to apply: linktr.ee/maccess.” At the top of the image are a series of icons: a person in a wheelchair, close up of hands using sign language, a person walking while holding a cane in front of them, an outline of a brain in a head, and the Rod of Asclepius (symbolizing health/medicine). Seven people are standing together at the bottom of the graphic. Below this are the logos for the MSU, MSU Maccess, and Maccess’s handles for Facebook (MSUMaccess) and Twitter/Instagram (@MSU_Maccess).]

August is National immunization awareness month.  The MSU health insurance plan covers 80% of most vaccines! Check with ...
08/20/2020

August is National immunization awareness month. The MSU health insurance plan covers 80% of most vaccines! Check with your medical provider to learn what’s recommended for you, such as vaccination for meningitis, HPV or other routine vaccines. #NIAM

The Student Wellness Center will be closed at 2:30 today Wednesday the 19th August due to issues out of our control. If ...
08/19/2020

The Student Wellness Center will be closed at 2:30 today Wednesday the 19th August due to issues out of our control.

If you have an existing appointment and it has not been cancelled, you will still be contacted by your health care provider by phone or webex as organized.

Please refer to our crisis and emergency resource page if you are in distress for urgent or emergent medical or mental health care.
https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/crisis-support/
https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/crisis-support/#tab-content-emergency-support

Masks are mandatory in all McMaster buildings. During August free masks are being provided to those who do not have a fa...
08/13/2020

Masks are mandatory in all McMaster buildings. During August free masks are being provided to those who do not have a face covering at the following locations, Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m :

1)The COMPASS desk in MUSC (McMaster Student Centre)
2) The lobby of John Hodgins Engineering Building (JHE)

Stay safe and #wearamask !

Did you know  75% of young adults will contract HPV in their lifetime, increasing their risk to cancer despite having an...
08/13/2020

Did you know 75% of young adults will contract HPV in their lifetime, increasing their risk to cancer despite having an available vaccine to reduce risk!

We encourage you to watch through the HPV webinar and complete the pre and post-surveys. Click the link below!

A new webinar is live on our website! This webinar is designed to give students and student-aged young people knowledge about what HPV is and how the vaccine can prevent at least six types of cancers from forming. To learn more visit the link below: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/did-you-know-hpv/

Despite things re-opening, it's important to continue  practicing good hygiene. Wash & sanitize your hands, clean freque...
08/06/2020

Despite things re-opening, it's important to continue practicing good hygiene. Wash & sanitize your hands, clean frequently touched areas in your house like door knobs and avoid touching your face! #staysafe #washyourhands #covıd19

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The SWC will be closed on Monday, August 3rd for the Civic Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, August 4th. Enj...
07/31/2020

The SWC will be closed on Monday, August 3rd for the Civic Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, August 4th. Enjoy the long weekend!

It feels like we have been living in the wake of COVID-19 forever! Don’t lose hope, Hamilton has entered phase 3 of re-o...
07/27/2020

It feels like we have been living in the wake of COVID-19 forever! Don’t lose hope, Hamilton has entered phase 3 of re-opening which means gyms, theatres and dine-in restaurants are now available to the public, with limited capacity.

Use this mantra today to motivate yourself to do the best you can do today, and carry that into tomorrow. #staysafe #phase3 #motivationmonday

graphic: @unitednations

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University
07/17/2020

Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster University

✍️ Letters of Support ✍️
A call for letters to promote a sense of connection and solidarity among McMaster students with shared experience

Visit https://svpro.mcmaster.ca/learn/campaigns/letters-of-support/ to learn more about sharing your own letter.

This is a collaborative initiative with the MSU peer support services:
MSU Maccess
MSU Pride Community Centre - PCC
MSU Student Health Education Centre - SHEC
MSU Women and Gender Equity Network - WGEN.

A new webinar is live on our website! This webinar is designed to give students and student-aged young people knowledge ...
07/15/2020

A new webinar is live on our website! This webinar is designed to give students and student-aged young people knowledge about what HPV is and how the vaccine can prevent at least six types of cancers from forming. To learn more visit the link below: https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/did-you-know-hpv/

A long overdue garden update 🍇🍅🍆🥒Our community garden on campus has been flourishing with last weeks heat wave, ready to...
07/14/2020

A long overdue garden update 🍇🍅🍆🥒Our community garden on campus has been flourishing with last weeks heat wave, ready to be abundant in fruits and veggies in the next coming weeks.

Limited food shares will be available this week (with a small assortment of items) for pick up between 9:30 - 10am on Friday. Email [email protected] if you would like a share this week and are available to pick up the items at that time! We will send you an email confirmation! @ McMaster University

🚨New event!🚨It’s important to talk about Mental illness. This is what the upcoming TAMI online lectures are striving to ...
07/09/2020

🚨New event!🚨
It’s important to talk about Mental illness. This is what the upcoming TAMI online lectures are striving to do. Check out the 4 speakers who are joining CMHA Hamilton and sharing stories about hope and healing during COVID-19. Swipe to learn about the guest speakers!

The SWC is offering a new program beginning on Friday, July 10th from 11:30-12:20 PM! This program offers a (virtual) sa...
06/30/2020

The SWC is offering a new program beginning on Friday, July 10th from 11:30-12:20 PM! This program offers a (virtual) safe space reserved for BIPOC students to participate through facilitated discussion and peer support.

This program will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis, but pre-registration is required to obtain a link. For more information visit our website ,or to register email Aklima Sarkar at [email protected]

https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/bipoc-resilience-and-peer-support/

06/29/2020

Appointments during the afternoon of June 29, 2020 are cancelled due to an unplanned power outage at McMaster as all services are down.

The Student Wellness Center will be closed for the Canada Day Holiday from July 1st- July 3rd. Enjoy your holiday and st...
06/26/2020

The Student Wellness Center will be closed for the Canada Day Holiday from July 1st- July 3rd. Enjoy your holiday and stay safe Marauders!

Between June 29 and July 9, 2020, the City of Hamilton is hosting five virtual public engagement sessions for the Hate M...
06/25/2020

Between June 29 and July 9, 2020, the City of Hamilton is hosting five virtual public engagement sessions for the Hate Mitigation & Prevention initiative – general public, racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ and faith leaders.

To learn more about the online survey or to register for a session, visit hamilton.ca/hatemitigation

On Saturday, June 13, from 2:00-3:00pm, Student open circle is hosting a panel of young people sharing personal experien...
06/12/2020

On Saturday, June 13, from 2:00-3:00pm, Student open circle is hosting a panel of young people sharing personal experiences in Ghana, Germany, Pakistan, Taiwan, and more during COVID-19 and how they have remained resilient during this time.

You will also hear about how Student Open Circles is meeting needs of McMaster students, adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, and isolated seniors during the pandemic and have a chance to interact with current students and board members.

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/covid19-perspectives-from-around-the-world-tickets-107726011400

The Equity and Inclusion office is providing an online space to listen, share thoughts and be present with one another. ...
06/09/2020

The Equity and Inclusion office is providing an online space to listen, share thoughts and be present with one another. Conversation will explore self care, advocacy and the impact of our anti-Black experiences. *Open only to Black-identified students.

To register or for more information, please email: Tolulope Ojo at [email protected] from your McMaster e-mail address and include: ‘Black Student Virtual Check-In [First name, Last name]’ in the subject line.

Black lives matter. We are listening and always here to support you. #blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

Black lives matter. We are listening and always here to support you. #blackouttuesday

06/01/2020
Walk in Nature Session

Dr. Nathan Cooper is hosting this week's Walk in Nature session. This week's meeting takes place on Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 with the theme of flowers.

Go on a walk and observe any flowers you may see, and then join our zoom meeting for a de-brief and conversation surrounding nature and mindfulness.

For more information check out the Walk in Nature sessions on our website.

05/30/2020
Cooking Session: Parsnip fries

Our food shares that went out this week, so here's a simple recipe that uses all of the ingredients. Stay tuned throughout the next couple of weeks for more cooking videos! If you make the recipe, send us a photo and share your creation!

Share your #SoBiStories! Tag @McMasterStudentWellnessCenter and use #SoBiStoriesHamilton's bike share (SoBi) is at risk ...
05/29/2020

Share your #SoBiStories!

Tag @McMasterStudentWellnessCenter and use #SoBiStories

Hamilton's bike share (SoBi) is at risk of becoming unavailable June 1st as Uber which operates the system told the city they'd be pulling out of their contract early. Demonstrating your support, signing Cycle Hamilton's Petition and writing to your local councillor can help encourage the city to ensure ongoing operations beyond this contract!

Comment why biking is important to you or share with your own photos or a graphic that applies to you!

Today tomatoes, basil, kale, and bok choy were planted at our community garden! This means all summer long we will have ...
05/28/2020

Today tomatoes, basil, kale, and bok choy were planted at our community garden! This means all summer long we will have fresh produce that we will distribute through a food share.

Sign up for this food share by sending us a DM that you’re interested.

Our first produce bundle is going out tomorrow afternoon, which includes parsnips, green garlic and fresh oregano! Message us ASAP so we can set your share aside!

Self-care is an important aspect of our daily life, but maintaining a routine that satisfies our needs can be difficult....
05/25/2020

Self-care is an important aspect of our daily life, but maintaining a routine that satisfies our needs can be difficult.

Join us for our 5-week work shop, Steps to Self-Care, which explores how to optimize the effectiveness of our self care practices.

This online workshop will take place on Web-Ex. For more information click the link below!

https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/steps-to-self-care/

Our campus community garden is begging to flourish, with lots of early spring vegetables ready to harvest. Although the ...
05/21/2020

Our campus community garden is begging to flourish, with lots of early spring vegetables ready to harvest. Although the garden isn’t open to the public, we have a few things in the works.

A virtual gardening series, virtual cooking classes and food shares are all coming soon!

Learn more about how to join some of the virtual programs or how to access a food share if you live close to campus on our program page. https://wellness.mcmaster.ca/program/food-for-thought-cooking-class/

The Student Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 18th for Victoria Day. Services will resume as usual on Tuesday, ...
05/15/2020

The Student Wellness Center will be closed Monday, May 18th for Victoria Day. Services will resume as usual on Tuesday, May 19th. Enjoy the long weekend and #staysafe !

Address

PGCLL 201/210, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L8

General information

Visit us at MUSC B101 (medical and counselling) and MUSC B118 (wellness education and lounge space)

Opening Hours

Monday 08:45 - 19:45
Tuesday 08:45 - 19:45
Wednesday 08:45 - 16:45
Thursday 08:45 - 19:45
Friday 08:45 - 16:30

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