It’s getting cold out there Badgers!
Sweater Weather is coming to a close and Wintersuit-boots-hats-scarves-jackets-snowpants-and-mitts Weather is creeping it’s way in! And with St. Catharines being in such a wacky weather state right now, it’s sometimes hard to keep up on whether you should dress warmly or dress for the snowfall these days, and with that comes runny noses, sore throats and chapped lips.
But not to worry! Brock U has the perfect solution when your nose starts a-runnin’ and you throat starts a-scratchin’! It’s Student Health Services! (*cue Superman theme*). Here on our very own campus we have got ourselves a nifty little clinic full of professional and
registered health professionals, including Medical Doctors, Registered Nurses and Mental Health Nurses (and Mental Health Medical Staff) to assist you with all of your wellness wheel needs! Located in a convenient location on campus (right next to the Campus Security Services building), Harrison Hall is like a little patch of Heaven, just walking in you know you’ve reached the right place.
This year, Brock students can set up appointments with a physician up to two weeks ahead of time on their my.brocku student account so that your sore throat or banged-up knee can be looked at in no time! Alternatively, Student Health Services also offers Urgent Walk-In hours for those run-of-the-mill Walk-in needs that of course, weren’t planned sicknesses — like that common cold or icky stomach bug you’ve got.
I mentioned that there is a professional Mental Health staff working within Harrison Hall as well, and there is! Our Mental Health Support Team is here to assist Brock students with any of their mental health needs – anything from speaking with a mental health physician, nurse, psychiatrist and/or eating disorder specialist this amazing staff is here to help you out so that you can learn to understand what you are experiencing and will be there for ongoing support with your mental health!
Of course, we can’t forget about our Brock Personal Counselling Unit found on the 4th Floor of Schmon Tower, a team who will be there to talk when you need to talk, whether it’s about your anxiety regarding your social life, if you are suffering from depression, loneliness, weight-loss preoccupation and much more. The Personal Counselling Team are also wonderful advocates and support systems for maintaining a healthy mind and spirit.
Lastly, Student Health Services also offers a fantastic team of Peer-Health Mentors — a fabulous group of individuals who can usually be found at the Student Health Hub who are there to talk to you about things like: Mental Health, Sexual Health, Healthy Relationships, Sleeping Habits and much, much more!
The best part about ALL of these services? They are 150% utterly, completely and totally ABSOLUTELY FREE to Brock Students! That’s right Badgers, you read that right, the Health Services (this is excluding the filling of prescriptions…it’s only the services that are free…) at Brock are completely FREE to all Brock Students!
Until next time,
Brock on Badgers!
For more information about Student Health Services (Including the Health Hub), click here.
For more information about and to schedule an appointment with Personal Counselling, click here.