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:
WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS EVENTS
PEER HEALTH EDUCATORS
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
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.