Thank you to the Paul Hansell Foundation for their continued support!

The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) welcomes you to the 2nd Annual Wellness Week. Wellness Week 2015 is a weeklong initiative put on by BUSU and other Brock University departments. Wellness Week focuses on the overall health of students and community members through events, advocacy and student engagement. BUSU has continued with the 5 original pillars as well adding an additional 6th pillar this year. They include: Mental Wellness, Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Lifestyle Wellness & Financial Wellness.

These pillars are integral to a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle during your journey at Brock. For more information on each pillar, please click the links above to see which events are being offered by BUSU and many other campus partners committed to health and wellness. Hopefully you will find a few services and on-campus events that can help you achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle while here at Brock. Be well BrockU!

Wellness Week 2013 Recap

Free Massages

Free Massages

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Come out and enjoy a relaxing massage in Skybar Lounge. Brought to you by Student Health Services

Relaxation Room

Relaxation Room

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: BUSU TR Room

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background! We also have a ball pit for you to quietly play in.

Cupcake Giveaway!

Cupcake Giveaway!

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Student Alumni Centre

What a way to start off Wellness Week! Swing by the Tower and find one of our Ice Breakers to get a free cupcake! Limit quantities so find them quick!

The Laughing Wall

The Laughing Wall

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Everyone has been in a situation where a situation where you felt like the world was crashing down on you, and had one of those “WHY ME” moments, but eventually everyone gets to a point where they can look back and laugh about it. Post your Why Me moment on the laughing wall to share the struggles of life, and to allow other students a chance at a good laugh! The Advocacy team will be in the halls talking about how a simple laugh can improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. So stop by the table to pick up a laughing card, and have a chance to win a Soda Stream Machine!

Trivia Night @ Isaac's

Trivia Night @ Isaac's

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Grab a team and come to Isaacs for our Trivia Night. Teams can be 4-8 people. The team to answer the most questions correctly will win the grand prize. This event is a part of Make It Better Week

Check out the Zone's Fitness Schedule so you can #BeWellBrockU!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Kenmore Centre for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

Relaxation Room

Relaxation Room

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: BUSU TR Room

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background! We also have a ball pit for you to quietly play in.

Try a Tri!

Try a Tri!

Time: 10:30am
Location: The Zone / Track / Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre

The Indoor Team Try-a-Tri relay is open to all members, students, faculty, and staff of any and all experience levels! In teams of three, each member will participate in either the 200m swim in the pool, 5km bike on the indoor bikes, and a 2km run on the suspended track. Team registration can take place at the Walker Complex Welcome desk and is already open!

The Laughing Wall

The Laughing Wall

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Everyone has been in a situation where a situation where you felt like the world was crashing down on you, and had one of those “WHY ME” moments, but eventually everyone gets to a point where they can look back and laugh about it. Post your Why Me moment on the laughing wall to share the struggles of life, and to allow other students a chance at a good laugh! The Advocacy team will be in the halls talking about how a simple laugh can improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. So stop by the table to pick up a laughing card, and have a chance to win a Soda Stream Machine!

Self-Defense Class

Self-Defense Class

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ian Beddis Gymnasium

These Self defense workshops teach the basics of self defense, and how to protect yourself against violent injustices! This event is part of Make it Better Week.

Soups & Smoothies for the Soul

Soups & Smoothies for the Soul

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar & Grill

Pre-Exam blues have you down? Come to Isaac’s for some feel good food. We’ll be serving pineapple smoothies and soup. Come on in and warm up.

Hope N' Mic (TWLOHA)

Hope N' Mic (TWLOHA)

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Isaac's Bar and Grill

Come out to Isaac's and enjoy some amazing performances by local bands, and hear some inspiring stories of struggle and triumph by fellow Brock students. In it's third year, Hope 'N Mic Night is hosted by Brock TWLOHA UChapter in the aims of allowing artists to connect with the audience to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. By engaging in a conversation about their own inspiration, struggles and motivation, we hope to show that no one is alone in their suffering, and through hope and support, recovery is possible.
Cover is $5 per person at the door. All proceeds benefit TWLOHA (www.twloha.com) which invests in treatment and recovery for those struggling with mental illness.
This is a dry event, however there non-alcoholic beverages will be available. View the Facebook event here!

Coexist Discussion

Coexist Discussion

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Sankey Chambers

This event features a panel discussion hosted by the Student Justice Centre and the Faith and Life Centre. This is an opportunity to talk about important issues and to get the opinion of students representing different faith perspectives on campus. This event is a part of Make It Better Week.

Check out the Zone's Fitness Schedule so you can #BeWellBrockU!

Relaxation Room

Relaxation Room

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: BUSU TR Room

Didn't get enough rest from the night before? Have a break in between classes? Come utilize our nap room on campus! Take up to a 50 minute nap in our dimly lit room while ocean music serenades you in the background! We also have a ball pit for you to quietly play in.

$1 Breakfast

$1 Breakfast

Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Isaac's

Swing by Isaac’s either before or after class to get some great grub. Even better you can pay what you want for it. It runs from 9-11 AM. First come, first serve!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Kenmore Centre for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

The Laughing Wall

The Laughing Wall

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Everyone has been in a situation where a situation where you felt like the world was crashing down on you, and had one of those “WHY ME” moments, but eventually everyone gets to a point where they can look back and laugh about it. Post your Why Me moment on the laughing wall to share the struggles of life, and to allow other students a chance at a good laugh! The Advocacy team will be in the halls talking about how a simple laugh can improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. So stop by the table to pick up a laughing card, and have a chance to win a Soda Stream Machine!

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

This is an opportunity for students to have a voice and express them selves. There will be open mic (poetry), and a slam poetry competition. Performance space is limited space is so make sure to sign up in advance at www.brocksjc.com. This event is a part of Make It Better Week.

Check out the Zone's Fitness Schedule so you can #BeWellBrockU!

Puppy Room

Puppy Room

Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Kenmore Centre

Feeling a little stressed? Stop by the Kenmore Centre for a visit with our four-legged friends from St. John Ambulance!

The Laughing Wall

The Laughing Wall

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Everyone has been in a situation where a situation where you felt like the world was crashing down on you, and had one of those “WHY ME” moments, but eventually everyone gets to a point where they can look back and laugh about it. Post your Why Me moment on the laughing wall to share the struggles of life, and to allow other students a chance at a good laugh! The Advocacy team will be in the halls talking about how a simple laugh can improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. So stop by the table to pick up a laughing card, and have a chance to win a Soda Stream Machine!

David's Tea & L'Occitane

David's Tea & L'Occitane

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Student Alumni Centre (Outside Union Station)

It’s still a bit chilly outside so warm up with David’s Tea and hear about all their great tea options for any season! And while you are there, chat with L’Occetane about their great products and grab some free samples. For over 30 years, L'Occitane has been creating natural beauty products, rich in essential oils, dedicated to your well-being. We will be demonstrating our products, providing samples, and drawing for a gift basket full of goodies for you to pamper yourself with!

Drop in Seed Planting

Drop in Seed Planting with DIG!

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Collabortorium (beside Scotia Bank)]

DIG, Brock's community garden, would like to give students the opportunity to plant their own vegetable seedlings for the spring/summer season. Drop in to the Collabortorium to choose from a variety of seeds to plant; such as tomatoes, carrots, beets, celery, leafy greens, peas, beans and much more. Take the seedling home with you, or donate it back to the garden. We at DIG believe that reconnecting to nature and food growing is an important step towards establishing personal and social well-being.

Beach Party

Beach Party

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre

Brighten your spirits by taking a little escape to the beach for the day. But this beach is less than a 5 minute walk from the library. Escape to the “Brock Beach” for the day. Unwind from the winter blues and stress from exams by relaxing at our beach party!

Drop In Art Therapy

Drop In Art Therapy

Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Drop in any time between 2:00 and 6:00 to the Skybar Lounge to join in the Art Therapy Fun! We will be collecting pieces to be sold in an online silent auction to raise money for the Paul Hansell Foundation.

Check out the Zone's Fitness Schedule so you can #BeWellBrockU!

Free Massages

Free Massages

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Come out and enjoy a relaxing massage in Skybar Lounge. Brought to you by Student Health Services

The Laughing Wall

The Laughing Wall

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mackenzie Chown A Block

Everyone has been in a situation where a situation where you felt like the world was crashing down on you, and had one of those “WHY ME” moments, but eventually everyone gets to a point where they can look back and laugh about it. Post your Why Me moment on the laughing wall to share the struggles of life, and to allow other students a chance at a good laugh! The Advocacy team will be in the halls talking about how a simple laugh can improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. So stop by the table to pick up a laughing card, and have a chance to win a Soda Stream Machine!

Brock EASA Meet & Greet

Brock EASA Meet & Greet

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Skybar Lounge

Brock East African Student Association is inviting you to the first Meet and Greet event to introduce the cultures to Brock. Come take a break and enjoy some free refreshments!

TWLOHA Amazing Race

TWLOHA Amazing Race

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Pond Inlet/Brock University

So you think you know Brock?? Take a break from studying and join Brock TWLOHA UChapter in a race around campus to raise awareness about mental health and stigma while trying to win some awesome prizes!
To sign up, find a partner (teams of two!) and email [email protected] with team members names and emails.
The race starts at the Pond Inlet. Please arrive early so we can get everyone signed in. Entry is $5 per person. You will need a camera phone for part of this, so keep your phones on you!
All proceeds benefit TWLOHA (www.twloha.com) which invests in treatment and recovery for those struggling with mental illness. View the Facebook Event Here!

Dan Gheesling @ DHOWES

Dan Gheesling

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: DHOWES

Dan Gheesling is a public speaker, entrepreneur, author, coach, and winner of the CBS Reality TV show Big Brother. After competing twice on Reality TV (winning in his first season, and runner up in his second season), Dan now travels across the country speaking about action-based leadership - based on his experiences as an entrepreneur, Reality TV winner and football coach at Michigan State University, where he graduated with a masters degree. Join us at DHOWES between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm to hear Dan speak!

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  • Mental Wellness

    The prevalence of Mental Health issues in post-secondary institutions is well documented. We have all heard the statistic that 1 in 5 students in Canada are now dealing with some form of Mental Health challenge. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression or any other strain on your ability to be mentally well… It is important to ask questions, seek help, and know the warning signs so you are able to spot some Mental Health challenges that other students may be facing.

  • Physical Wellness

    The old adage, “a healthy body makes a healthy mind” is TRUE! In order to study well, you have to be sure that you are exercising at least an hour a day and eating well! This means a healthy diet, plenty of exercise AND a well-balanced diet. There are a TONNE of accessible and fun fitness programs on campus and ALL are open and no-additional charge to students!

  • Emotional Wellness

    Emotional Wellness is not limited to how you’re feeling at this moment and time; happy, sad, mad, scared… Emotional Wellness also speaks to your support systems, relationships, family life, motivation and a number of other factors that play a huge in determining your success here at Brock. It is important to remember that although you may be in school and taking hours out of your day to cram in the library – it is equally important get out and meet new people, build new relationships and value old ones. There is a place for everyone on this campus!

  • Spiritual Wellness

    It is important to note that although religion plays a huge role in spirituality, it is not the only mechanism of channeling your inner self. There are many ways to get in touch with your spirituality. Whether you are supporting a faith, exploring new faiths, getting in touch with your roots or joining us for a morning meditation lesson… spirituality is something that many students turn to for guidance, support and emission.

  • Lifestyle Wellness

    Last but not least, it is important to encompass a healthy lifestyle into your holistic wellness. Albeit a more ambiguous concept, Lifestyle Wellness is equally important. Lifestyle Wellness includes everything from your daily routine, to how you cope with stress, to how clean your room is. It is impossible to be organized, healthy and successful if you are not acting as a mature adult at home! This means respecting yourself, your roommates, your neighbors and your body!

Jennifer is a dietician in the community. She will talk about healthy eating especially during exams.

Dr. Warsi, our psychiatrist & Debbie MacCulloch our mental health nurse, will discuss their role with student health services. They will speak about mental health and answer questions about when to get help, the process and the resources available on and off campus.



Ryan will discuss his motivation and drive that leads him in his passion.

About Ryan: Ever since my father and i cycled across Canada at age 13, it has been a dream to turn my passion for two wheels into my purpose in life. That drive has lead me to the world’s most extreme cycling challenges, including Ironman, the 4,418 km Tour Divide (the longest and toughest mountain bike race in the world), the 4,851 km Race Across America (considered the toughest sporting event in the world by Outside magazine), a 25,000 km tour down the Pan American Highway (the longest road in the world, stretching from Alaska to Argentina), and nearly cripple myself on an 7-day stationary cycling world record attempt. The list goes on!

This meeting will give students an opportunity to meet one of the counseling staff and learn about what the process and goals are for counselling students at Brock University. Students will be encouraged to interact with the counselor and further their understanding of the counseling process.

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