Student wellness @Schulich

Weekly Wellness header for April

Photo of Jennifer Mosher

Workshops over this week (April 11-April 24):

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Featured Video - Performance Anxiety with Daniel Ramj
 

  • Take a study break and check out

Study Break Exam Care Package Handout (& Therapy Dogs): April 14, 1-3PM, in front of the McLennan-Redpath Library

Art Hive Open Studio: April 22, 10AM-1PM, Healthy Living Annex (3600 McTavish, Room 3100)

Planting Seeds for Growth Giveaway: April 22, 1-2PM

  • Therapy Dogs at Schulich

Therapy Dogs will be at Schulich, Monday April 11 from 3-4PM (Postponed). Drop by the student lounge area between Elizabeth Wirth and Strathcona. No registration necessary.

  • 1:1 Support

Have a specific concern, or looking for resources? 1:1 support is available with your LWA. These appointments are also available throughout the summer for any student physically located in Quebec. Book an appointment here.

  • Somatic Education

Our final Somatic Education class of the year takes place on Monday, April 11th from 2:30-3:30 in A-833. If you prefer to attend virtually, please email jennifer.mosher [at] mcgill.ca for the link.

  • Alexander Technique Lessons

Private lessons are available for Schulich students. Up to 6 lessons of 30 minutes, per student, per term are available at rate of $10 by the student. After 6 lessons, students may continue with these lessons, at a rate to be paid of $35 by the student to the instructor. Application for the subsidy can be found here. Once approved for the subsidy, you will be connected with the instructor to make arrangements for the date and time of your lesson.

  • Take part in a research study

Students are needed for a research study. PDF icon uCope Recruitment Flyer  to learn about and practice strategies to cope with stress and improve your wellness.

    - Registration links to all events and workshops are available through My Involvement.

    - For more information, contact jennifer.mosher [at] mcgill.ca (Jennifer Mosher )(email)jennifer.mosher [at] mcgill.ca ( )or to book a 1:1 appointment HERE.


    Local Wellness Advisor at Schulich

    What is an LWA?

    For those who don’t know me or my role, I’m the Local Wellness Advisor (or LWA) at Schulich. LWA’s are trained mental health clinicians embedded within faculties and services to orient and connect students with the appropriate support resource - on-campus or off-campus - for their unique situation. LWAs also facilitate wellness programming tailored to the faculty or identified community and work with departments on wellness awareness, prevention and early intervention. We also offer targeted mental health workshops, wellness outreach and one-on-one appointments.

    How does a student meet with you?

    Students who would like to meet with me for a 1:1 appointment can go to the Student Wellness Hub website, scroll down to “Local Wellness Advisors”, then students can select “Music”. The link to book an appointment directly is here.

    About the Student Wellness Hub

    Workshops typically include:

    • Active Listening
    • Art Hive
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop
    • Managing Stress in Uncertain Times
    • Mindfulness Based Stress Management
    • PhD Support Group
    • Skills for Better Sleep

    Appointments with Counsellors or LWA’s

    • Any LWA that students would qualify for (eg. Residence, BIPOC, International Students, Grad Students)
    • An Access Advisor at the Hub (can provide intake, direct to resources, single session only)
    • Counsellors at the Hub (students can call 514 398 6017 to book an appointment).

    Therapy Assisted Online (TAO)

    • https://www.taoconnect.org/
    • Access through the mobile app or the website. Students can access the mindfulness library, complete online psychoeducation modules in a self-directed manner, or in collaboration with their counsellor or LWA

    McGill Resources

    Keep Me Safe

    • A free service provided by your student union, available 24/7
    • Keep.meSAFE's helpline (1.844.451.9700) can connect you with trained professionals directly, and offers support for issues of any kind, including relationships, family care, depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, work conflicts, and much more.
    • To access the service, download the MySSP app for Apple iOS or Android. You can learn more about it on the SSMU website (ssmu.ca) or PGSS website (pgss.mcgill.ca)

    OSVRSE

    • Services available by phone or virtually for McGill members, whether in Montreal, across Canada or abroad. To request assistance and inquire about adapted services, you can contact OSVRSE by email (osvrse [at] mcgill.ca) or by phone at 514-398-3954. Please allow for a 24hr response time during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)

    Peer Support

    Peer Support Centre

    • The Peer Support Centre is currently offering online services Monday - Friday from 11 am - 5 pm. Appointments must be scheduled at least 2 hours or up to 1 day in advance. Book your appointment on the Peer Support Centre website.
    • Appointments are a maximum of 45 minutes, during which you can discuss and explore anything that is going on in your life in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Sessions are confidential.

    SACOMMS

    • An organization run by volunteers, many of whom are students. If you’re a survivor of sexual violence, they’re here to listen or connect you with other support systems.
    • http://www.sacomss.org/wp/

    Nightline

    • https://nightline.ssmu.ca/
    • 514-398-6246
    • McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening service run by McGill students. They aim to provide the community with non-professional support in all kinds of situations, including information, guidance during a crisis, or an empathetic space to share your experiences and emotions.
    • Online chat available Wednesday-Sunday from 6PM-3AM
    • Phone lines available Friday-Sunday from 6PM-3AM

    Off-Campus Resources

    Vent Over Tea

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