What does this priority area mean?
- The Wellness Collaborative recognizes that there is a lot of important work currently being done through the Committee on Student Mental Health to address mental health at all levels of our institution.
- Alongside this work, the Wellness Collaborative will work to address mental wellness of all individuals at the University of Waterloo, including staff, faculty and CUPE members. This work will focus on creating a culture of help-seeking behaviours. In order to shift norms for help-seeking we needed to increase mental health literacy and supporting a culture of resilience of our university community.
- Work is currently underway to develop a mental health literacy certificate program for faculty and staff, as well as university-wide committee on Resilience that has created a common definition of resilience and developing a Stories of Resilience Campaign.