The Mount Wellness Centre and Food Bank is a service of the Mount Students’ Union and provides Mount students with a variety of services, information & resources.
The main mission of the Wellness Pantry is to provide students with fresh food and to promote hunger awareness through various campaigns, while continuing to sustain a respectful and private environment.
COMPASSION: We care about our students and show compassion towards understanding their needs, privacy, and accommodations; no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation.
INTEGRITY: We value the well being of our students, and strive to merit the integrity of the centre & pantry by keeping up to date with all of our resources, and providing full attention to students in need.
RESPECT: We respect the beliefs and cultures of all students who enter the centre & pantry. We treat students with dignity, consideration and welcome those from diverse backgrounds, and experiences.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We are committed to the best use of resources and are clearly focused on the achievement of the Wellness Centre & Wellness Pantry’s mission.
The Wellness Centre puts on events to support the mental, emotional, and financial concerns of the student body. These events could include workshops and discussion groups, cooking classes, or art events.
Diversity is an integral part of our university community and is embraced by the Students’ Union, in a centre which offers a non-judgmental, confidential and respectful environment for students to come together to explore, challenge and confirm their understanding of diversity.
We have a wide variety of information available for you to take away or read in a comfortable armchair. The Wellness Centre is accessible to everyone of the Mount community.
SERVICES & INFORMATION
The Wellness Centre’s main mission is to provide students with a safe and secure atmosphere. The Wellness Centre is a non-judgemental area in which students are welcomed to visit for information on sexuality, mental health, fair-treatment and services offered on campus.
The Wellness Center also offers free services in the way of condoms, personal hygiene products and food. Drop by and see what the Wellness Centre can do for you!!
The Wellness Centre features a resource library on a variety of topics, such as:
Contraception – Eating Disorders – Sexually Transmitted Infections – Mental Health – Sexual Health – Multiculturalism – Sexual Orientation – Human Rights – Violence Against Women
We also have free condoms and lube, courtesy of Planned Parenthood of Halifax. The Wellness Centre is a proud member of Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, Halifax Clinic.
Rooms not available on campus? Rooms too small or too large? Then look no further! The Wellness Centre is available to be used for meeting space by registered societies at no charge. Come check out the space and see what is on offer. Tea/Coffee making facilities, comfy couches, flip chart, etc available on request.
Volunteer opportunities are available for the Wellness Centre and Food Bank. Enhance your resume or create a new one. Drop by Rosaria 106a to ask any questions or go here to apply online. Confidentiality Agreements are signed by all volunteers
The following is a list of web sites on sexual and reproductive health online resources, courtesy of Planned Parenthood.
Canadian Health Network
Canadian Mental Health Association
Halifax Sexual Health Centre
Nova Scotia AIDS Coalition
Sexual and Reproductive Health Sourcebook for Aboriginal Communities
Youth Project of Halifax
Do you have a question about your health and wellbeing? This page will be a starting point to start getting some of the answers.
MSVU Students’ Union has their own health and dental plan. You have the option if you want to by the set DEADLINE. For more information contact Patti Hutchison Health Plan Manager Rosaria 118F or at http://www.mountstudents.ca/healthplan.htm for all information.
The Wellness Centre located in Rosaria 106a or via the Student Union offices, has a wealth of information on health and well being. Some areas covered included:
Anorexia, AIDs and HIV, Anxiety, Bulimia, Celiac Disease, Disability, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Fatigue, Gingivitis, Herpes, Infections, Mental Health, OCD, Phobias, Sexual Health and STI’s, Transgender, Well Women, Weight Management.
The Real Choices Committee is a committee comprising of students, staff and faculty put in place in order to bring awareness about issues concerning safety and overall acceptance in MSVU and put on awareness campaigns in association with the MSVU Wellness Centre every month.
Real Choices’ mission is to bring students information in order to have students feel safe and empowered not only here on campus but also when leaving this school.
How can I get Involved?
Students, staff and faculty are welcomed to join the committee and can do so by contacting the MSVU Wellness Centre.
Kris Bonang, Wellness Centre Manager
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