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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Programming Information

We use a harm-reduction model to educate students on the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol, cannabis and other substances. We also educate students on safer partying practices, serving sizes and harm reduction methods and guidelines when using substances. In our programming we often use, use interactive goggles to simulate the visual effects of alcohol and cannabis to spark discussion around alcohol and drug use.

Program Offerings: the following is a list of Health Education and Promotion programming that can be booked. The following events will be run in October and November 2019.

  1. Plan Your Night: With a focus on Alcohol & Other Drugs and Sexual Health, this program offering focuses on partying through fun and lighthearted activities and scenarios, while learning how to maximize fun and minimize potential risk if choosing to drink, use drugs or have sex. This is offered as a drop in tabling event and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff- Form opens Sept 16, 2019. Book Now   
  2. Cannabis- Mind Your Method:Through visual displays and activities, we go over specifics of legalization, York policies of cannabis use. We review the impact of inhalation and ingestion and lower-risk guidelines. We review the short and long-term impacts associated with cannabis use. lower risk guidelines. Students will have a chance to participate in our 'fatal vision goggles' . This teaching tool is designed to experience the effects of cannabis through visual impact. These goggles are used in conjunction with a task such as walking a short distance or drawing through a maze. This is offered as both a drop in tabling event and presentation. It can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff-Form opens Sept 16, 2019.  Book Now  

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Mental Health

Programming Information

We all have mental health, and it’s natural to go through ups and downs in life.  At times you may bounce right back and other times, you may need help to recover and return to feeling like your usual self.  Our team uses a destigmatizing approach to educate students on mental health. We cover a wide range of topics including depression and  anxiety, stress, mental illness, and burnout. Our programming also focuses on ways to foster overall well being by educating on healthy coping strategies that can aid in minimizing the impact of common stressors. We also deliver presentations on how to discuss mental health with students. We offer training for both staff and students on how to identify and support someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis through our Mental Health 101 and Talk it Out training. We also offer more in-depth trainings on suicide prevention such as SafeTALK and ASIST. The goal of these trainings is to help our community feel better prepared to speak openly about suicide and create a suicide safer campus. These program activities and trainings are part of York's larger Mental Health Strategy. Learn more here.

Program Offerings: the following is a list of Health Education and Promotion programming that can be booked. The following events will be run from November 2019- April 2020.

  1. Mindful Jeopardy: This jeopardy-style activity offers facts about five categories; Stigma, Self-Care, Stress at York, Sleep, and Mental Health. This information is quick to deliver, easy to digest, and opens up the conversation around how can we improve our well-being and understanding of mental health issues alike. This is offered as a drop in tabling event and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff- Form opens Oct 21, 2019. Book Now
  2. Beyond Burn-Out: Just in time for final exams, this workshop focuses on sensory-based learning by cultivating awareness to our unique stress responses. Participants will gain awareness of of how overcome feelings of overwhelm and stress from a sensory-movement actions to feel more grounded and capable. This workshop also highlights how self-care practice enriches inner leadership for long term resiliency and inner-leadership. This is offered a a workshop lead by a professional health educator and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff- Form opens Oct 21, 2019. Book Now 
  3. 5 Ways to Well-Being:Understand that mental-health is beyond targeting the mind alone. Through the 5-Ways of Well-Being - we share ways to improve your personal well- being by engaging in 5 simple, but important activities daily. This is offered as a drop in tabling event and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff- Form opens Oct 21, 2019. Book Now
  4. Mental Health 101: Mental Health 101 is a training module that provides students, faculty and staff the skills they need to identify, respond and refer to students with mental health concerns. See full description here

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Nutrition

Programming Information

Through our nutrition programming, we aim to help students develop good eating habits by offering practical tips that is great for a busy lifestyle. We educate students on Canada’s food guide, the importance of micro and macro nutrients, and teach students how to read nutrition labels. We also offer tips and guidance on how to incorporate healthy eating into a student lifestyle and budget.

Program Offerings: the following is a list of Health Education and Promotion programming that can be booked. The following events will be run in January 2020.

  1. Nutrition On a Budget: Learn strategies to eat healthy on a budget such as meal planning, effective grocery shopping, understanding food labels and easy meal prep! If you find yourself eating most your meals on campus, we will go tips and recommendations to maximize nutrition and cost savings! This is offered as both a drop in tabling event and presentation. It can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff- Form opens Dec 1, 2019. Book Now. 
  2. Fuel Your Mind!:What you eat can affect your mood and how you do in school. Nutrition can play a powerful role in your physical and mental health. What does it take to create a balanced meal. We don't need to label food as "good" or "bad". Instead we re frame this conversation by looking at the updated Canadian Food Guide . We incorporate colourful vegetables, fruit, whole grains, calcium-rich foods and proteins that can work with your diet! Making small changes to feeling better and more fueled! This is offered as a drop in tabling event and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff-Form opens Dec 1, 2019.Book Now 

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Physical Health

Programming Information

Physical health is an important part of your overall well being and York has many supports available to students such as athletic facilities and walking trails.

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Sexual Health

Programming Information

We use an inclusive sex-positive approach to educate students on a variety of sexual health related topics to help them make informed choices. We focus on contraceptive use, healthy relationships, and sexually transmitted infections. We also offer safer sex supplies to students to promote the use of contraceptives through our Wellness Hub and online form

Program Offerings: the following is a list of Health Education and Promotion programming that can be booked. These events will run in both October 2019 and February 2020.

  1. Sex On the Couch: This workshop centers around "Questions from the Hat”. Participants are welcome to come and discuss questions about sexual health, sexuality, relationships, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and other unknowns! Peer Health Educators will encourage participants to put their questions in a hat to provide a safe, inclusive and anonymous space during the discussions. This is a facilitated workshop and discussion and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff-Form opens Sept 16, 2019. Book Now.
  2. Healthy Relationships 101: Relationships, from acquaintances to romances, have the potential to enrich our lives and add to our enjoyment of life. Learn more on what makes a relationship healthy including topics such as: communicating needs and building mutual respect, opening dialog for pleasure and building trust and honesty. Discover what makes unhealthy relationship patterns, what feels discomforting or emotional harm. This is offered as a drop in tabling event and can be booked by Colleges/Faculties and Residence Life Staff-Form opens Sept 16, 2019. Book Now.

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Sleep

Programming Information

Through our sleep related programming, we aim to help students better understand the physical, emotional and mental benefits of getting enough rest. We educate students on how sleep impacts academics and busting common myths by providing practical ways to develop a sleep routine. Check back soon for program offerings!

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