Wellness Education

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The Western Wellness Hub

Wellness & Equity Education, in collaboration with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, are working to improve the mental health supports for students here at Western University. To meet the needs of students, the Wellness Hub was created.

The Western Wellness Hub is a unique mental health and well-being learning center where people with lived mental health experiences (i.e., experts by experience) come together to co-create, co-deliver, and discuss courses on topics that support mental health (e.g., skill building, recreational, vocational, etc.). The Wellness Hub is rooted in the principles of connection, self-identity, hope, meaning, and empowerment.

During the summer term, a group of Western students will be coming together to discuss topics that matter to them and affect their mental health on campus. These discussion will result in the creation of different interactive course materials, to be used this coming academic year. 

Join your peer students to learn, share your experiences and engage!

Learn More and Register:

Co-Design Course

Date: The next session will be summer 2024.  

Are you interested in influencing mental health & well-being programming at Western? 

Come together with your peers to brainstorm ideas for courses to be offered next term as part of the Western Wellness Hub.

What will you learn?

  • About the personal recovery movement, co-design, and the recovery college philosophy.
  • How to work as a member of a team to design relevant and impactful mental health and wellness courses.
  • How to leverage your experiences navigating wellness as a post-secondary student as a source of strength and value.
  • How to foster creativity in creating new and innovative courses that meet the needs of post-secondary students.

Navigating Change

Date: TBD

Working through the lifestyle changes that university brings can be challenging and take a toll on our mental health. There are many barriers to navigate including building our identity, career uncertainties, relationships and more.

This course has been designed based on feedback from your peers as to what is relevant to the current student experience. We welcome students in any year of study!

What will we learn?
We will learn how to navigate change and uncertainty with confidence and how to embrace it as an opportunity rather than something to avoid. We will validate each other, learn from others who experience similar challenges, and foster meaningful connections as we dive into stressful situations and uncomfortable feelings. 

Week 1: Normalizing Change
Week 2: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Week 3: Perfectionism: Done Not Perfect
Week 4: Growing Through University
Week 5: How to Pivot
Week 6: College to Career

Feel free to join all or even some of the topics that you are interested in.

How to University 101

Check back here soon for fall 2023 dates & registration.


“It was a beautiful community that was very welcoming- so I definitely had a sense of belonging. This program helped me to destress from home issues and school stress.”
“I was able to contribute ideas that were meaningful to me and come up with solutions for problems that I have struggled with.”

If you have any questions, please email wellness.edu@uwo.ca.

Additional Wellness Education Resources:

Wellness Wheel

Wellness extends beyond just your physical well-being; wellness includes emotional well-being, financial well-being, sexual well-being, and more. Learn about all areas of wellness and how you can support your well-being at Western.