The Wellness Team offers a variety of supports to students through empowering conversations and activities designed to help young adults navigate life's challenges. We take a positive approach to student development, focusing on individual strengths that promote self-confidence and foster resiliency.
There are many things parents can do to promote wellness. Encouraging the basic health habits of nutrition, exercise, and good sleep hygiene can aid in the development and maintenance of a wellness lifestyle. Encouraging and modeling healthy stress management can also promote wellness. Unchecked stress can negatively impact many systems within the body.
The American Psychological Association (APA) illustrates the systems impacted by stress and underscores the importance of stress management APA Stress Impacts
Developing a meditation and mindfulness practice can assist in the management of stress. The Resource Page identifies tools which can aid in the development of a meditative routine.
A consultation with the family physician may be warranted for students facing wellness challenges. The Wellness Team may also provide support to students, individually or within a group format, for students struggling within the academic setting.
At times a student may benefit from a higher level of support than can be offered within a school setting. Parent’s may struggle to find reliable sources of information and support related to mental health or substance use concerns. This can be compounded by the complicated and rapidly changing landscape that is our world today. It is important that a parent has accurate and up-to-date information with which to make important decisions to support children’s health and development.
Please reach out to your child’s school counselor or a member of the Wellness Team to discuss possible resources. On the Resource Page, you will find links to additional national and local resources that you may find helpful. These lists are not exhaustive by any means, however, they can provide a good starting point for parents looking for more information.