The Peer Helpers at The Wellness Education Centre run several different groups concerning the different aspects of health and well-being:
Awareness, Balance, Choice (ABC) - is a group dedicated to raising awareness and initiating education about lower risk drinking. Our objective is to create a safe and accepting environment for those who chose to drink alcohol, tips for party planning, recipes for nonalcoholic drinks, and information on how to help an intoxicated friend.
Acceptance Without Limits (AWL) - is a group dedicated to raising awareness and initiating education about eating disorders, body image, and self esteem. Our objective is to create an accepting environment that celebrates our diversity and dispels the existing myths behind sizeism.
Forward Minds - is dedicated to helping shed light on mental health issues affecting students on campus, as well as to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. Our goal is to educate students about how mental health issues can affect university life, and to provide resources for students who are experiencing mental illness. Forward Minds also offers care packages for students living in residence to show that others care.
Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) - provides information on nutrition, diet and fitness. Our objectives are to help the community make informed food choices, encourage regular physical activity, become media literate on issues related to nutrition and physical fitness, and to feel confident in making healthy food choices and steps to enjoy physical activity.
Leave the Pack Behind (LTPB) - is a smoking cessation initiative, which is funded by the Government of Ontario and Health Canada. It is available on many post-secondary school campuses throughout Ontario. At the University of Guelph, the LTPB team is a group of committed students working hard to serve the needs of students who want to quit smoking, cut down, help a friend quit, or learn more about tobacco and nicotine.
NAKED - is the on-campus sexuality awareness team. We strive to promote a sex-positive environment within which sexuality can be experienced and explored. NAKED facilitates an open and informed forum for discussion on issues pertaining to sexuality and reproductive health through interactive workshops and events. We encourage the development of healthy sexuality and healthy relationships within a framework which emphasizes diversity, inclusiveness and respect.
Natural Wellness - provides educational information rooted in a holistic approach emphasizing the whole person including physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values.
Sexual Assault Free Environment (S.A.F.E) - promotes respectful relationships in the community and addresses and educates on the issue of sexual assault. Through collaborative programming initiatives, workshops and innovative events, S.A.F.E has developed into an important educational resource.
SpeakOUT! - is dedicated to raising awareness of and initiating education about issues of oppression, diversity and human rights. With a focus on LGBTQ issuues, we strive to eliminate all forms of oppression on campus, such as homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, and a greater awareness and education of oppression-related issues both locally and globally.
Wellness Education Training Troupe (WETT) - is a group of student volunteers who are committed to educating their fellow students on a variety of social and wellness issues through acting and dramatic presentations. Some of these include sexual assault, body image, discrimination and stereotyping, alcohol and drug use, homophobia and heterosexism, communication in relationships, and many more.
We offer a variety of educational materials and resources about wellness:
The Wellness Centre offers comprehensive packages of information about a variety of health- and wellness-related topics that students face during their time at un
At The Wellness Centre, we believe in giving students choice. Our role is to provide you with all the resources and information you need to make that choice, but we respect that you are able to make your own decisions about your life, health and well-bein