Wellness Promotion Resources

Not sure where to start?  Check out Rammy's Resource Navigator and the Student Support Center to help locate campus resources and services.  

Alcohol and Drug Resources

Alcohol and Drug Policy

RAM Recovery Student Organization

Call the Office of Wellness Promotion (610-436-0730) to discuss available cessation resources.

Responding to Addiction with Mindfulness-based Strategies (R.A.M.S. group):  This group is for anyone who is struggling with substance abuse or other addictive behavior and would like a safe, supportive and confidential space to talk, connect with others, and learn.  The group leader will facilitate conversations that focus on recognizing abuse and dependency, identifying ways unhealthy behaviors become addictions, and learning how to use mindfulness-based strategies as a way to safely and effectively cope with stressors.  (*R.A.M.S. is not a substance abuse treatment group or 12-step support meeting.  Please contact the Counseling Center or visit the Center's website’s resources page for information about these services.  Mondays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mental Health 

Counseling & Psychological Services (Counseling Center): Information on individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatric services on campus.

CARE Team

Rammy's Resource Navigator

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Student Organization: student-led, student-run mental health club that tackles mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness with fairs, educating the campus community with presentations, supporting and connecting students, and advocating for mental health services and supports.

Nutrition Information

WCU Dining Services

Food Allergies/On-Campus Dining Concerns

Physical Activity and Recreation

Campus Recreation: Find out about campus intramural sports, sports clubs, open recreation facilities, special sporting events, and outdoor adventures.

WCU Group Fitness/Aerobics: The semester group fitness schedule at the Sykes Fitness Center. You can take as many classes a week as you want for only $20 per semester or $35 for the year.

Gordon Natural Area: Located around South Campus, the Gordon Natural Area provides a break from campus life without ever leaving campus. Walk around Gordon alone or on a guided tour, or cross the road to the Golden Ram Recreational Trail!

Sexual Health

Student Health Services: Learn about the sexual health services offered on campus.

Social Justice

Dowdy Multicultural Center

Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Office of Services for Students With Disabilities

The Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy

The Center for Women and Gender Equity

Alcohol 

Cannabis

General Wellness Resources

  • A-Z topics at Healthfinder.gov: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a collection of information on over 1,600 health topics.
  • Changing Health Habits: ChangeU.net is dedicated to helping you achieve your behavior change goals, whether you're interested in stopping a behavior or beginning a healthy lifestyle.

LGBTQIA Resources

  • Mazzoni Center: Philadelphia's LGBT health care & wellness center.
  • The Trevor Project: leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services

Mental Health Resources


  • Half of Us: Learn about the warning signs of depression, find help on your campus, and connect with others.
  • The Steve Fund: Supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color
  • ULifeline: An anonymous, confidential, online resource center for information on mental health and suicide prevention.
  • The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Nutrition, Food Allergies, and Disordered Eating

Physical Activity and Recreation

  • Chester County Parks: With 4600 acres of public park land, Chester County has a park located near you. Want more options? Be sure to look at State Parks. Bike rental is available at Valley Forge National Park.
  • Chester County and Regional Trails: Information on walking and biking trails throughout the county, region, and beyond.

Recovery & Treatment Centers

Sexual Health 

Tobacco & Vaping

Free Apps for QUITTERS:

  • Craving to Quit: a 21 day mindfulness-based program with 2X the quit-rate as other programs!
  • Get Rich or Die Smoking: How much money do you spend on tobacco? What could you buy instead?
  • Since iQuit: Track how long since you stopped smoking, and money saved.

Videos

Meditation #1

Meditation #1

Meditation #2

Meditation #2

Time management Tips

Sleeping Tips

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips

flu season

Flu Video

Video from Don't Miss Your Shot.  Image of Dr. Kishana Taylor and the first slide of the presentation

Don't Miss Your Shot

 

Podcasts

WCU Wellcast image of a microphone that is green with a yellow background

WCU Wellcast is a new podcast series from the West Chester University Office of Wellness Promotion. The Office of Wellness Promotion engages students in opportunities to cultivate sustainable skills in health and well-being. We aim to provide you with new and interesting insights on ways to improve and sustain your happiness, health, and well-being while you journey through college.

WCU Wellcast Trailer
WCU Wellcast Episode 1: Positive Psychology featuring Dr. Laura Verrekia
WCU Wellcast Episode 2: Positive Psychology II featuring Professor U

 

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