A week of activities is aiming to educate students about their well-being and provide suggestions on how to alleviate stress as the end of term approaches.
Wellness Week will run from Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 10 with a selection of events organized by the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) in partnership with the Brock Library, the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC), Brock Recreation and Brock Alumni.
With events available across campus along with a range of activities, BUSU Vice-President Student Services Yasmine Hejazi said the week will be a mixture of fun activities and educational supports.
“Wellness Week will offer students a variety of opportunities to reflect, relax and recharge,” she said. “With exam season quickly approaching, this is a great opportunity to unwind and have a little fun on campus with friends.”
Among the BUSU-run events are a sound bath meditation exercise, two puppy yoga sessions and a free hot breakfast sponsored by Alumni, while SWAC will be hosting a nature walk for BIPOC students and workshops about sleep and anxiety.
Additional offerings include yoga sessions run by the Library, which will also host wellness-themed resources, and graduate student-specific resources, including free hot chocolate and drop-in planting, painting and board games.
SWAC Health Promotion Educator Julie Fennell said the week allows students to develop healthy habits as they prepare for a busy time of year.
“These resources and activities provide so many different options for students to prioritize their mental health and well-being,” she said. “The end of term can be busy, but by learning new wellness strategies and taking the time to do things they enjoy, students can set themselves up for success.”