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Wellness Centre

Wellness Centre Location & Mission Statement

The Wellness Centre is located at Old Main 1479 (first floor) on the Kamloops Campus of Thompson Rivers University (TRU). TRU campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. The region TRU serves also extends into the territories of the St’át’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Tŝilhqot'in, Nuxalk, and Dakelh, and Métis communities within these territories. The Wellness Centre has made it a priority to learn more about Indigenous and other cultural wellness practices in order to provide appropriate care and support to all people who access our services.

“The Wellness Centre promotes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual well-being of TRU students and employees by providing a comprehensive package of health education and promotion activities, services and programs.”



What is the Wellness Centre?

The Wellness Centre values the health of all students and employees on campus, and aims to provide unique, educational and fun programs that will provide the skills and tools needed to create a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle.

It is a safe place for students to hang out, take a nap, read a book, play a game, have a cup of tea, learn about helpful resources, and access one-on-one health and wellness support.

Wellness Centre Etiquette

    • The quiet/tech free room will be available with a maximum of 2 users at one time.
    • While in the centre, we expect respectful language and behaviour. We do not tolerate discriminatory language or actions including those that are racist, misogynist, homophobic, or include hate speech. 

Wellness Centre Services

  • One-to-One peer support

Members of the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) will be present in the centre Monday-Friday to support students who want to connect with a peer. They are all Certified Peer Educators and have received over 50 hours of training to prepare them for this role. SWAT Leaders can listen to student’s wellness concerns in a kind, open, and approachable way, and can offer support by connecting students with relevant campus and community resources.

  • Health and Wellness workshops, presentations, and outreach events
  • Take Home Naloxone (THN) Site 

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the side effects from an opioid overdose (fentanyl, morphine, heroin, methadone, etc.). The Wellness Centre offers naloxone training in 15-20 minutes. If you come to the centre at OM 1479, anytime we are open, one of the Student Wellness Ambassadors or the Wellness Coordinator can train you and provide you with your own THN kit.

FREE Special Programs/Events

  • Back to School BBQ

Date: Friday, September 9, 2022 
Time: TBD
Location: Campus Commons - Outside of Campus Activity Centre

Drop-by the Wellness Centre Table at the Back to School BBQ for resources and to meet the team.

Do you need to connect with someone?

If you need to connect with someone regarding your health during a time we are closed or unavailable, please contact the TRU Counselling Department at 250-828-5023, TRU Health Services at 250-828-5126,  or call HealthLink BC at 811.

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One-to-one Wellness Planning and Education Sessions

Students and employees can make one-on-one appointments to discuss wellness related issues with Beckie Grobb, Wellness Coordinator via email at rgrobb@tru.ca.

Are you looking for more information on how to support yourself or others with substance use concerns? Please check out towardtheheart.com.

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Events

Look for one of our fun and educational events on campus throughout the year.

Sleep

Find out how important sleep is and how you can sleep better.

Suicide Prevention

For suicide prevention information and related supports, refer to CMHA’s Healthy Campuses to learn more.

 


Wellness Updates

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    Why naloxone training matters: A student’s perspective

       Monday, November 21 2022

    Student wellness ambassador and psychology major Ghritaachi Mehta shares her experience with naloxone training and administration.

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    Overcoming office hour anxiety

       Wednesday, January 26 2022

    Office hours allow you to introduce yourself, ask questions, express interest and demonstrate your willingness to put in some time and effort.

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    Mental health strategies for the holiday season

       Wednesday, December 22 2021

    Making a mental health plan can reduce emotional strain and contribute to your overall health and wellness over the holiday season.

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    Award supports Indigenous health-care professionals

       Monday, December 6 2021

    A team of TRU grant holders are the proud recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Reach Award for their Participatory Indigenous Nursing Knowledge Translation project.

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    Consent education for the next generation

       Tuesday, June 8 2021

    The first Consent Cafe, an event promoting consent education in youth, was facilitated by the TRU Wellness Centre, Sexualized Violence and Prevention and Response, and the Kamloops School of the Arts.

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    Navigating consent in the digital age

       Thursday, May 13 2021

    If you're looking to have a flirty exchange on your device, consistently checking in and ensuring consent is the sexiest (and safest) way to connect.

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       Friday, April 30 2021

    Improve concentration and manage stress, with strategies from Breathwork Coach Cheryl Hawrychuk.

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