Student Counselling, Health & Well-being survey now underway

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York University’s Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (SCHW) is conducting its first Health & Wellness Student Needs Assessment Survey from June 14 to Aug. 5. The survey’s goal is to help SCHW to better understand students’ health and well-being needs and to gather their opinions about the access and availability of physical, mental and on-site medical primary care services at York University.

Through the survey, SCHW will: learn more about the services students require; identify new programs and services, resources and funding opportunities; and identify barriers and limitations students face when accessing health and well-being services.

Alicia Moonesar, SCHW manager and nurse practitioner, says student health and well-being is directly tied to learning and academic success, and encourages York faculty and staff members to let their students know about the survey.

“The provision of health and wellness services offered at post-secondary schools is embedded in the acknowledgment that education and health are intricately connected, and that the unmet medical, emotional and social needs of students can impede learning and academic success,” says Moonesar. “Students who receive holistic, relevant health care are healthier and more prepared to learn and achieve their goals.”

All York undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to fill out the survey, and all answers are anonymous. Students who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win one of 40 $50 gift cards. The survey, which contains 12 questions (10 multiple choice and two short answer), should take students 10 minutes to complete.

For more information about the survey, visit the Health & Wellness Student Needs Assessment Survey web page.