Wellness By Design

Wellness by Design  

Co-Creating Mental Health Services

Student Wellness is in the process of rebuilding mental health services and we want students to design with us!

Understanding that our services are designed to support students, Student Wellness wants to hear your ideas about how to improve mental health services. Using an approach known as human-centred design, we will place the needs of people experiencing a problem at the core of the solution. This will provide opportunities to deeply understand people’s needs and service experiences, generate new ideas to meet those needs, and then implement innovative and practical solutions.

Student Wellness is interested in your participation to learn more about your experiences, your needs, and your ideas.

Want to have your say? Join us for a focus group!

Why are we hosting focus groups?

We are conducting focus groups to gather collaborative input from students who may or may not access Student Wellness Services. We want to understand your experiences and ideas to improve mental health services.

What will you have to do?

The focus groups will be a relaxed setting for you to share experiences of using Student Wellness Services through a series of simple written and conversational exercises. All you have to do is show up and take part in the 90-minute session.

How can you join?

Sign up for one of the times below! Then spread the word to anyone else who might be interested.

Monday, November 6 - 1:30PM-3:00PM - University Centre Room 441

Monday, November 6 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - University Centre Room 441 (Grad students only)

Thursday, November 9 - 11:30AM-1:00 PM - Gryphon Lounge Room 131 (Gryphon Athletics Centre)

Thursday, November 9 - 2:30PM-4:00PM - Gryphon Lounge Room 131 (Gryphon Athletics Centre)

Thursday, November 9 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Gryphon Lounge Room 131 (Gryphon Athletics Centre)

Check out the Persona Exhibit! 

 What are Personas? 

Personas are fictionalized accounts of students’ lives based on real information shared by students. They are general enough to represent some of the student body, but specific enough to help imagine a real person and their needs. We will use these Personas to generate and test ideas for improving mental health services. But first, we want your feedback to make sure you feel represented.  

Get involved in the conversation!