Wellness Services

AMBROSE UNIVERSITY WELLNESS

At Ambrose, we care about your well-being. Because people are so complex, it is important to take care of ourselves in multiple ways. Life, especially as a student, can get pretty complicated, so learning to incorporate good strategies to take care of your well-being is crucial for your health.

Wellness Services include:

COUNSELLING SERVICES

WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS EVENTS

CRISIS SUPPORT

PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS

SUPPORTIVE LISTENERS

 

What is wellness? Wellness includes areas such as spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual/academic and social well-being. To help you work in these areas, Ambrose Wellness Office is striving to provide opportunities for you to participate in enhancing your well-being.

What is mental health? The World Health Organization defines mental health as a "state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community". Actively pursuing wellness can help to improve your mental health. 

What is mental illness or a mental health problem? "Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the way we think about ourselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around us. They affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Mental illnesses can disrupt a person’s life or create challenges, but with the right supports, a person can get back on a path to recovery and wellness" (Canada Mental Health Association). Mental illnesses are often diagnosed by a psychologist or health care professional and can include things like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and so on. Practicing wellness can help to improve well-being for those living with a mental illness.

 

Additional Wellness Links

Sexual Violence Response and Awareness at Ambrose
Community Health Services


Wellness and Mental Health Awareness Events

Ambrose offers regularly scheduled wellness events to increase the conversation about mental health. These events may include opportunities for understanding more about your personal wellness or topics that contribute to understanding mental health. There will also be other training opportunities from community organizations that are offered throughout the semester that are offered at a subsidized rate.

In addition, Ambrose offers other supports including clubs and spiritual support

 

Contact the Wellness Office

Melissa Kroker, Wellness Coordinator
Telephone: 403-410-2000 ext. 2965    
Email: Melissa.Kroker@ambrose.edu 
Location: Student Life, Second Floor

Wellness Calendar

Time Management Workshop

Supportive Listeners

Peer Health Educators - Let's Talk About Finances

Supportive Listeners

Supportive Listeners

(Cancelled) Community Helpers Program - First Session

Supportive Listeners

Supportive Listeners

Mindful Movement

Flu Shot Clinic - Student Council Event

Flu Shot Clinic - Student Council Event

Supportive Listeners

For Goodness Sex

Mindful Movement

Mental Health Check-In Day

Supportive Listeners

Mindful Movement

(Cancelled) Community Helpers Program - Second Session

Loneliness - Peer Health Educators

Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Student Council - Wellness Week

Revelation Wellness - Student Council Wellness Week

Warm Wednesday - Student Council Wellness Week

PALS Puppy Room - Student Council Wellness Week

Mindful Movement

Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Bell Let's Talk Day

Anxiety – Practical Strategies

Wellness Room Launch Party

Peer Health Educator Event - Friender

Pre-Marital Group Counselling

What's Happening in Wellness

Now Hiring: Peer Health Educator

The Wellness Office is looking for people who are super passionate about mental health and wellness and sharing that passion with peers! Be a part of a team who is seeking to make a difference in the Ambrose community by creating awareness around mental health and wellness. This position will have opportunity to help create and facilitate wellness-related programming on campus for fellow students, with the potential for additional training and advancement.