Worcester State University continues to make student wellness a priority with the launch of CampusWell, a digital platform with evidence-based content and a library of student support resources.
CampusWell is both a website and a customizable app that can be downloaded in the Apple store on Google Play. It began as a publisher for college health centers and has evolved into a versatile health and wellness program for colleges and universities seeking to provide students with high quality, trustworthy and easily accessible content.
On the Worcester State’s CampusWell site, students will find information about food assistance, student accessibility services and mental health support on campus. Each Wednesday, there are new features like Ask the Professor and Ask the Nutritionist, and articles on a range of topics like taking time off, coming out, sleep debt, and communicating your desires. There are a selection of recipes and workout routines for students to explore, as well stories on career development and personal finance.
As part of its ongoing response to COVID-19, Worcester State University introduced CampusWell as an information, learning, and resource hub for wellness. The CampusWell collaboration was initiated by Assistant Director/Fitness Center Manager Dean Bowen who heads the leadership team that includes Dr. Andrew Piazza, assistant professor in the Health Sciences Department, Jen Quinn, director of Title IX and Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education, and Julie Glovin, counseling outreach manager.
“Many people don’t realize that their overall health is determined by much more than just exercise and nutrition,” said Dr. Andrew Piazza, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and one of the implementers of the CampusWell platform at WSU. “CampusWell is an easily accessible platform that provides information covering all aspects of wellness – including financial and emotional wellness. Students can use this information to cope with the many challenges that accompany adult life. This is information that I wish I had access to when I was a student. Moving forward, we plan to incorporate more student-created content to make the platform more relevant to WSU students.”
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