Counseling, Health, Wellness Services
From the Staff of Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services
The staff of Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services bears witness to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the systems of oppression and racism that led to their murder and the murders of countless Black individuals. We see the violence directed toward African Americans and other people of color and, as health and wellness practitioners, we say this: Black Lives Matter. There can be no health without justice.
For students impacted by the fury and grief of this moment, we are here for you. We are here to listen, to advocate for what is right, and to remain humble in the process. We recognize that actions speak louder than words and want our actions to reflect our commitment to inclusion, a sense of safety, and supporting Black student wellness.
Learn, to be well at Western
Being a healthy college student means having confidence and energy to live each day to its fullest. Good emotional and physical health is achievable when people care about themselves and each other, when people make decisions and practice skills to enhance well-being, and when people respect each other as unique individuals.
At Western, we believe students who are actively encouraged and supported in their efforts to be well are better able to achieve their personal and academic goals. In Counseling, Health, and Wellness, our emphasis on personal and community well-being is reflected in our departmental missions (Counseling, Health, and Wellness services) and in the programs, services, and resources we offer. We invite you to visit our individual departmental sites by clicking on the links below, and we encourage you to reach out to us for support.
Wellness is practiced throughout Western’s campus, not just within departments such as ours that focus on it. For resources and information on how you can practice wellness campus-wide, please visit pws.wwu.edu/bewell.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides students with a variety of resources designed to assist with academic progress and personal development. Counseling services include individual counseling, group counseling, and mental health services.
Location: Old Main 540
The Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides as broad a range of care as you would find in a family practice physician's office. A team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and health counselors staff the Health Center.
Location: Campus Services
Prevention and Wellness Services
Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) offers Western students opportunities to get involved in improving their own health and the health of their community. PWS provides assistance to students who may face specific challenges to their well-being such as alcohol and drug concerns or sexual assault, and PWS offers numerous professional and peer-led programs that can help you achieve high-level wellness.
Location: Old Main 560