Welcome to Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is a semester long initiative put on by BUSU and other Brock University departments. Wellness Wednesdays focuses on the overall health of students and community members through events, advocacy and student engagement. BUSU has continued with the 5 original pillars, they include: Mental Wellness, Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Lifestyle Wellness & Financial Wellness.

These pillars are integral to a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle during your journey at Brock. For more information on each pillar, please click the links above to see which events are being offered by BUSU and many other campus partners committed to health and wellness. Hopefully you will find a few services and on-campus events that can help you achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle while here at Brock. Be well BU!

Partners

Event Schedule – April 5th

Free Fruit at GB

Time: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: General Brock

Healthy eating is essential to a healthy lifestyle and feeling well, and GB wants to help. Stop by General Brock for a free piece of fruit, and start your Wellness Day off right. *While supplies last.

Paddle Boarding

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Walker Complex
Organizer: Brock Sports-Recreation

Ever want to try paddle boarding?  Come and try it in these half hour sessions! Paddlefit will test your balance and core as you move around in the pool.  Must sign up for a session in the binder at the Walker Complex Welcome Desk.

Puppy Room

Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: Pond Inlet
Organizer: Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Pond Inlet (follow the paw prints) for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

Art Therapy

Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Skybar Lounge
Organizer: Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Expressive Arts Therapy is a therapeutic experience. Not everyone was called to become a professional painter, portrait artist, dancer, singer, or actor but it doesn’t mean that one can’t enjoy indulging in the arts simply because it feels good.

Come out and enjoy some art therapy with Alana Perri! Register here.

Art Therapy

Event Schedule – April 6th

Free Fruit at GB

Time: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: General Brock

Healthy eating is essential to a healthy lifestyle and feeling well, and GB wants to help. Stop by General Brock for a free piece of fruit, and start your Wellness Day off right. *While supplies last.

Paddle Boarding

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Walker Complex
Organizer: Brock Sports-Recreation

Ever want to try paddle boarding?  Come and try it in these half hour sessions! Paddlefit will test your balance and core as you move around in the pool.  Must sign up for a session in the binder at the Walker Complex Welcome Desk.

Puppy Room

Time: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Location: Pond Inlet
Organizer: Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Pond Inlet (follow the paw prints) for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

Art Therapy

Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Skybar Lounge
Organizer: Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre

Expressive Arts Therapy is a therapeutic experience. Not everyone was called to become a professional painter, portrait artist, dancer, singer, or actor but it doesn’t mean that one can’t enjoy indulging in the arts simply because it feels good.

Come out and enjoy some art therapy with Alana Perri! Register here.

Art Therapy

Wellness Pillars

Mental Wellness
The prevalence of Mental Health issues in post-secondary institutions is well documented. We have all heard the statistic that 1 in 5 students in Canada are now dealing with some form of Mental Health challenge. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression or any other strain on your ability to be mentally well… It is important to ask questions, seek help, and know the warning signs so you are able to spot some Mental Health challenges that other students may be facing.
Physical Wellness
The old adage, “a healthy body makes a healthy mind” is TRUE! In order to study well, you have to be sure that you are exercising at least an hour a day and eating well! This means a healthy diet, plenty of exercise AND a well-balanced diet. There are a TONNE of accessible and fun fitness programs on campus and ALL are open and no-additional charge to students!
Emotional Wellness
Emotional Wellness is not limited to how you’re feeling at this moment and time; happy, sad, mad, scared… Emotional Wellness also speaks to your support systems, relationships, family life, motivation and a number of other factors that play a huge in determining your success here at Brock. It is important to remember that although you may be in school and taking hours out of your day to cram in the library – it is equally important get out and meet new people, build new relationships and value old ones. There is a place for everyone on this campus!
Spiritual Wellness
It is important to note that although religion plays a huge role in spirituality, it is not the only mechanism of channeling your inner self. There are many ways to get in touch with your spirituality. Whether you are supporting a faith, exploring new faiths, getting in touch with your roots or joining us for a morning meditation lesson… spirituality is something that many students turn to for guidance, support and emission.
Lifestyle Wellness
Last but not least, it is important to encompass a healthy lifestyle into your holistic wellness. Albeit a more ambiguous concept, Lifestyle Wellness is equally important. Lifestyle Wellness includes everything from your daily routine, to how you cope with stress, to how clean your room is. It is impossible to be organized, healthy and successful if you are not acting as a mature adult at home! This means respecting yourself, your roommates, your neighbors and your body!

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