Employee Well-Being at Western encompasses both supportive and proactive services and programs to help you be your physical and mental best. These include:
- Assisting employees impacted by illness, injury or disability, including accommodation, return-to-work and stay-at-work programs, and providing documentation that may be required
- Providing information and support regarding ergonomics and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- The Western Workplace Health Clinic - providing occupational health surveillance, occupational and non-occupational medical care and treatment, and a safe space to share both work and personal health concerns and/or issues.
- The Western Family Practice Clinic is open to full-time employees and their immediate family (spouse and children), who do not have a family physician.
- Wellness information and programs to help employees achieve balance and well-being, including Living Well with free fitness classes and wellness programs.
- Assisting employees to identify supports for mental wellness.
Employee Well-being offices are located in the Support Services Building, Room 4159. For specific programs here are the contacts:
Accommodation Coordination and Case Management, and Ergonomics:
Please note: Each Faculty or Department is served by a specific Consultant. Please visit the Accommodation Contacts website to choose your Faculty or Department and see contact information for your Health and Well-being Consultant.
Mary Ann Dunham
Workplace Safety Insurance Board
Ph: ext. 86814
Other Wellness Supports
- Your Western Benefits include coverage that can help in many ways - dental coverage, extended health benefits such as coverage for massage and physiotherapy, life insurance, educational assistance and more. To find out more about all the benefits available to you, please visit the Human Resource webpage "Your Benefits" and select your employee group.
- The Employee (and family) Assistance Program (EAP) provides immediate and confidential assistance for any work, health or life concern.
- The Drug and Alcohol Helpline is a service operated by ConnexOntario Health Service that provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. They are funded by the Government of Ontario. The service is live answer 24/7, confidential, and free. Phone 1-800-565-8603 or visit the ConnexOntario website.
- Western's Employee (and family) Assistance Program (EAP) - LifeWorks provides immediate and confidential assistance for any work, health or life concern.
- Alcoholics Anonymous meetings offer information, support, and help toward recovery.
- Your Financial Wellness
- Your Western Pension - login to check your current balance and your chosen investments.
- Western Pension workshops and information sessions - includes full-day retirement workshops, financial literacy sessions, and an annual meeting for Pension Plan members.
- A Smoke-free Western and Help to Quit - On July 1, 2019, Western went smoke-free to create a healthier and cleaner campus for everyone who studies, lives, works or visits Western. Read more about our smoke-free campus at Let's Clear the Air Here
- Mental Health Resources for Western Staff & Faculty, and Students - This quick reference guide provides a list of resources to support colleagues and students who are seeking wellness, counselling and crisis supports.
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