Nurturing Minds and Bodies: 5 Options for Wellness and Mental Health Support at William Peace University

December 13, 2023
Student speaking with university nurse.

Mental health is at the forefront of conversation these days, and for good reason. College is a stressful time for many, and fostering a holistic college experience is at the core of our mission at William Peace University (WPU). 

That’s why WPU provides various wellness and mental health support services, though some students may not realize all the Wellness Center has to offer. Read on to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the care. 

The WPU Health & Wellness Approach

  1. Counseling Services

At the heart of mental health support on campus is the Counseling Center. WPU recognizes the importance of mental well-being and offers confidential counseling services to students. Trained licensed professionals are available to support various concerns, including stress management, relationship issues, and academic pressures. WPU has also partnered with TimelyCare, a virtual health and well-being solution to offer students free and equitable access to mental health support and medical care.

  1. Workshops and Educational Programs

WPU doesn’t just focus on crisis intervention; our care team takes a proactive approach. The University organizes workshops and educational programs that cover a spectrum of topics, from mindfulness and coping strategies to building resilience. These initiatives aim to equip students with the tools they need to navigate the challenges of college life successfully.

  1. Peer Support Networks

Recognizing the power of peer connections, WPU encourages students to engage in peer support networks. Whether through organized group discussions or informal gatherings facilitated by the Counseling Center, students can connect, share experiences, and support one another in a safe and understanding environment.

The WPU Wellness Center: A Hub for Holistic Health

  1. Fitness and Recreation

Physical health is integral to overall well-being, and WPU’s Wellness Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for students. From fitness classes to recreational sports, students can find opportunities to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Health Education

Knowledge is key to making informed decisions about one’s health. The Wellness Center at WPU offers health education programs that cover a range of topics, including nutrition, sexual health, and substance abuse prevention. These programs empower students to make choices that contribute to their long-term well-being.

WPU’s commitment to the well-being of its students extends beyond academics. Through the Health & Wellness initiatives and the Wellness Center, WPU provides a comprehensive support system that addresses both mental and physical health. By fostering a campus culture that prioritizes well-being, WPU aims to empower students to thrive academically and personally. As you embark on your academic journey at WPU, remember that your wellness matters and there are resources and support systems in place to help you succeed, not just academically, but holistically.

Learn more or contact the Wellness Center.