What We Offer

Health Education and Promotion is happy to provide our many games, workshops and interactive activities free of charge.  To book a presentation please fill out the request form at least one week in advance in order to ensure that our teams are available at your preferred date and time.

Please note that even with advanced notice, we do not guarantee that we will be available for your first preferred date and time so please have an alternate in mind.

If you have any questions about your request please feel free to contact Danielle Stein, the Peer Health Education Coordinator at steind@yorku.ca or call at 416-736-2100 ext. 44176.

 


ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS

Plan Your Night!
Duration: Flexible (drop-in style event)   

Let's talk sex, drugs and rock and roll!  Through fun and lighthearted activities and scenarios, students will learn how to maximize fun and minimize potential risk if choosing to drink, use drugs or have sex! Students will also discuss how these strategies could be applied to their friends when going out as a group.

 


General Health and Wellness

One-on-One Meeting with a Professional Health Educator
Duration: Dependent on concern
Have a health question or concern and not sure where to turn? Students can book a one-on-one meeting with one of our on-site staff health educators.  They  are more than happy to meet with you, offer an open and non-judgmental ear and link that student to any and all resources (on or off-campus) they feel would meet their needs. Professional Health Educators have expertise on substance use, mental health, nutrition, sexual health and smoking cessation.  Please note that our Professional Health Educators do not offer counselling services. If you are looking for Personal Counselling Services, CLICK HERE

 


MENTAL HEALTH

StressBusters
Duration: 60 minutes

We bring the resources while YU enjoy!  We will set up the "YURelax"space and facilitate stress-busting activities and talk about the mental health issues that matter to you. We also connect students to appropriate resources both on and off Keele and Glendon campuses.

 

Please note that there are a number of additional Mental Health workshops and training sessions available HERE

 


NUTRITION

Feed Your Head
Duration: 45 minutes

Eating healthy whether you are in residence or a commuter student can seem challenging and expensive but it doesn’t have to be! Through interactive and practical activities students will learn how to meal plan, use food labels to make healthier and $$ friendly food choices that can keep you full and energized all day, even if you don’t have a fridge!

 


SEXUAL HEALTH

Peer S.H.O.P.
Duration: 90 minutes, drop-in days, times and locations change by semester and are posted HERE and HERE

Have a question about sex, sexuality or reproductive health? Want to check out our sex toys and free library of books and videos ranging from educational to erotic? Want to get your own sexy supplies at a discount? Wanna make your own kinky things with common household items? Our Sexual Health Peers host weekly drop-in sessions throughout the academic year where students can access all of this great information and more!


Sex On The Couch
Duration: 60 minutes

This session is all about “Questions from the Hat”. Everyone is welcome to come and discuss questions about sexual health, relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and other unknowns! A professional health educator will encourage participants to put their questions in a hat so they need not be embarrassed about getting the information they need!

 


SMOKING CESSATION

Cessation Appointment
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Are you looking to cut down or quit smoking? Have some questions about how to support a family member? Do you want to learn about accessing FREE nicotine replacement therapy? Book an appointment with one of our trained Leave the Pack Behind peers!


CO Monitor Tests
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Want to know how much carbon monoxide gets into your lungs from smoking a cigarette? What about second hand smoke? Join the Leave the Pack Behind Team to find out what's in your lungs!

 


Wellness Wednesdays

Join us every week to learn about health and win prizes! Different health topics are featured every week.

Keele Campus

  • Vari Hall
  • Wednesdays
  • 11am-3pm

Glendon Campus

  • Outside the Cafeteria
  • Thursdays
  • 11am-3pm