Wellness Week to bring students together virtually with host of activities

As the end of term approaches, a week of wellness activities aims to help Brock students de-stress, learn new health strategies and focus on their well-being before exams.

Hosted by the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) in partnership with Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC), Human Rights and Equity (HRE) and Brock Recreation, Wellness Week will run from Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19.

BUSU’s Senior Manager of Student Engagement Ron Bauman said the week provides resources and activities to meet everyone’s interests while teaching them more about wellness.

“Everyone behind Wellness Week wants students to know that even though there are a lot of pressures that come with post-secondary studies, there are available resources as well,” he said. “The week offers them many safe spaces to get active and to discuss their well-being as well as topics that may have been taboo to them in the past.”

This year’s events will include physically engaging classes, such as kickboxing and yoga, as well as sessions that promote positive habits, including self-care and developing a growth mindset. BUSU will also welcome sexologist and relationship expert Jessica O’Reilly and guest speakers from Jack.org for sessions meant to create open and safe spaces to talk about mental health, sexuality and relationships.

The lineup will also include a virtual PAWS puppy room and Movies and Mocktails event, each meant to recreate past Wellness Week activities students have traditionally enjoyed in groups, as well as the chance to send wellness wishes to other members of the Brock community who could use some encouragement.

Julie Fennell, SWAC’s Health Promotion Educator said the wide variety of activities offered a positive outlet for all students.

“As we get near the end of the term, having a wellness week is a real boost,” she said. “It helps with a last positive push to help students get through to the end of the term and reminds them to work wellness into their daily routine.”

To learn more about Wellness Week, visit the BUSU website.

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