Welcome to Health Education and Promotion

Our Peer Health Education Team, in collaboration with professional Health Educators, provides students with opportunities to practice and incorporate health strategies that can be used to support academic as well as social experiences at York from orientation until graduation and beyond.

  

TEAMS
Active Living The Active Living team promotes regular physical activity as part of a balanced approach to overall wellness while studying at university. Through York-wide campaigns such as the Active Living Challenge and Stairway to Health, Body Breaks and interactive games the team helps York students to get up and be active every day.
Alcohol and Other Drugs The Alcohol and Other Drugs Team focuses on informing students about alcohol and other drugs. Specifically this team educates students about alcohol serving sizes, the effects of alcohol consumption, the use of marijuana as well as the consumption of other drugs. They engage students via weekly walkabouts, tabling events and information presentations as well as through the serving of mocktails, a non-alcoholic party drink option.
Glendon The Glendon team acts as a bridge between Health Education’s Health Topic Teams and the Glendon campus. The team works with all of the other teams to bring comprehensive and diverse programs, games and events to the Glendon campus.
Health Ed in Residence The Health Educator in Residence representative is a Health Ed peer who lives in residence and is responsible for regular programming, promotion, and participation in health related activities in their residence community. They act as a liaison between their residence and Health Education’s Health Topic Teams, seek out partnership opportunities with existing activities and events, support ongoing programs within their residence (e.g. Good Food Box) and regularly attend residence and college council meetings.The Health Ed in Residence works with dons, students and residence life staff to put on programs that fit student’s needs such as Tait in Rez.
Leave The Pack Behind Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) is a comprehensive, age-tailored, tobacco control initiative for young adults in post-secondary campuses funded by the Government of Ontario. LTPB integrates cessation, protection, prevention and industry de-normalization activities to promote smoking cessation among occasional and regular smokers, protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke and expose tobacco industry tactics that keep people hooked on its products. We engage students on campus through several contests and fun, creative and interactive games.
Mental Health The Mental Health and Stress Team raises awareness and provides education about mental health issues with an emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental illnesses and removing barriers to access mental health resources on and off campus. The team also provides education around the effects that stress has on student health and academic performance and educates around strategies that are known to support positive mental health and well-being.
Nutrition The Nutrition Team aims to let students know that they can eat healthy and feel great, even as a student on-campus! Through innovative campaigns such as Bring Your Lunch to School Day, presentations and interactive games the team encourages students to put thought into their food choices and look for inexpensive and healthy options.
Sexual Health The Sexual Health Team aims to provide sexual health education to the students of York University through various outlets such as video blogs, interactive games, presentations and workshops. The Sexual Health team focuses on diverse aspects of sexuality and sexual health such as contraceptives, healthy relationships, safer partying, sexually transmitted infections and sexual pleasure.