Living on a college campus changes our lives. Even after years of graduation, most of us remember our university days fondly and often refer to them as "golden days."
But have you ever considered what makes university life so special?
For some, it's the taste of independence, while others value campus life and culture, co-curricular activities, sports, friendships, and the ability to make crucial life decisions.
University life is both exciting and challenging for a student; however, many aspects of student life, such as academic pressure, personal relationships, and professional concerns and issues, can all lead to stress.
The Wellness Centre at Woxsen University majorly focuses on the mental health & well-being of the student community. It provides individual & group counselling sessions, workshops, and group discussions to help students with their academic, interpersonal, and emotional needs.
The Centre deals with the necessity of a diverse student population and their individual psychological needs. It provides them with a safe and confidential environment to speak their hearts and mind and make informed decisions. It is devoted to working towards the holistic development of each student and raising the wellness quotient along the journey.
Wellness Centre is committed to creating a mentally healthy environment for everybody at Woxsen University. We want to ensure the students look forward to their stay at the University, and where everyone feels supported. To help us achieve this, we encourage the students to visit the Psychology Counsellor, with any concerns related to their mental well-being. It focuses on improving productivity, strengthening relationships and overall well-being.
Achieving to inspire young minds to take ownership of their mental and emotional well-being by inviting esteemed mental health speakers to campus and initiate new ways to looking at mental health progress.
The Wellness Centre has successfully completed multiple sessions under its belt on varied topics such as:
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The wellness workshops and events at Woxsen University are led by the Head of the Wellness Centre along with a team of Community Service Volunteers. Some options are one-time events, some are drop-in based, and others are brief series requiring prior enrollment. We hope to expand these offerings over time and are interested in student feedback about what kinds of topics or events would be of most interest.
Stories have the magic to motivate, encourage, build positivity, and help us understand life from a different perspective. Taken roots in Copenhagen, Denmark this initiative addresses people's prejudice by initiating a dialogue between real human stories and the readers. Wellness Centre has hosted 5 Human Library Events so far.
One of the most loved initiatives of the Wellness Centre, Candid-Talks, is an initiative to reach out to all students individually and have a one-to-one conversation about Young Adult Life! The session had the following goals:
Heart-Unlocked is an initiative of the Community Service Volunteers to enhance the mental health and well-being of the student community at Woxsen by providing Peer Counselling Sessions. The aim was to reach out to the Woxsen students and create a circle of support. The students have completed 50 sessions overall.
The session has the following goals:
Virtual Symposium on Gender Sensitization+
School of Arts and Design and the Wellness Centre jointly organized a virtual symposium titled ‘Gender Sensitization leads to Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in an educational Institute’ with esteemed speakers like Dr Monique Darrisaw-Akil, Superintendent at Uniondale UFSD, USA, and Dr Sahar Khamis, University of Maryland, USA on 4th December, 10 am.
The support group provides help, assistance, and a sense of belonging to anyone in need. It is a confidential & safe space for students who are undergoing concerns related to sexual harm and abuse, men’s mental health and adjustment problems. It allows them to share their stories in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment. The participants are provided with necessary resources to deal with their concerns.
Annual Event of SWC - 2022+
The Wellness Centre has successfully conducted its second Annual Event on October 10, 2022, in observance of World Mental Health Day. The event aimed to raise awareness about mental health issues and promote well-being. Activities included the release of the MindFicent magazine, distribution of solidarity badges, a video interview with Dr. Raul Villamarin Rodriguez on prioritizing mental health, the Walk with a Stranger initiative encouraging open conversations, and a symbolic "Rise from the Ashes" bonfire event. The engagement of students, volunteers, and the success of these diverse activities contributed to fostering a supportive environment for mental health awareness.
The Wellness centre launched Elevate Program in the year 2022 with a vision to uplift the weaker sections of the society in alignment with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), which primarily focuses on Good Health & Well-being, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities and Economic Growth.
Woxsen University, India and Monmouth University, USA collaborated for a Social Impact Project under ‘Woxsen-Monmouth Elevate Program’ to teach the underprivileged school students of Telangana State, adhering to the ERS approach of International accreditation bodies such as AACSB, EFMD, and AMBA.
Close to 400 children from the nearby areas of Kamkole, Buddhera, Lingampally, Digwal, Kohir, Melasangam, Ibrahimpur, Sadasivpet, and Zaheerabad were registered for the program. Students were providing with classes for English, Mathematics, Science, and Life Skills along with co-curricular activities like Bal Chetna Shivir, Art & Craft, Drama & dance.
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Woxsen For Society
It is a student-led initiative came into existence in collaboration with the Wellness Centre. A visit to Nermatta village was done on 21st November 2021 with 35 students and a range of activities were conducted there. A session on adolescent health and hygiene was conducted for girls and boys, distribution of sanitary napkins was done, followed by a craft session and a street play raising awareness on sexual harm & abuse.
Care & Cure - the medical facility is easily accessible for all students, faculty, and staff. We believe in providing the best of medical facilities on campus, with a general physician, nurse, and support staff available at all times.
The medical facility is fully equipped with doctor chambers, patient emergency rooms with ICU beds, and a dispensary for OTC medicines. In case of an emergency, an ambulance is also available on campus.