Employee wellness collaborations
Fostering a healthy work environment is one of the key goals of the university's strategic plan, Learning Together, Leading Together. Supporting this goal is a shared responsibility across campus, in which many stakeholders including Wellness Services and Human Resources play a role.
Wellness Services provides employee access to:
- Optimal Therapy
- Health Services physicians and nurses (including access to a mental health nurse)
- Select workshops about emotional wellness and mental health (including Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training, QPR – Suicide Intervention Training, and The Working Mind)
- Guest lectures and classroom presentations
- Employee Wellness Survey
See the Employee Wellness Brochure for more information.
The Employee Well-being Team within Human Resources provides:
- Information and services for an active and healthy workplace
- Employee health promotion events and workshops
- Information on Homewood Health - Employee and Family Assistance Provider (EFAP)
- Access to a variety of health and wellness resources
Learn more about these supports and services here.
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The Working Mind Workshop
The Working Mind is open to all employees and promotes positive mental health and stigma reduction in a workplace setting. Participants will gain skills to support the well-being of themselves and their colleagues.
There is also a Manager version available that ensures people in leadership roles have the tools and resources to support employees with mental health concerns.
For current offerings, please see the employee training calendar in MyMRU.
For more information about these sessions or to book a session for your department, faculty or division, please contact Kayleigh Suggett at email@example.com.
The Employee Wellness Fair was held on January 31, 2018 in the Lincoln Park Room. It was an opportunity for Mount Royal employees to learn more about community and campus wellness-related resources.
The Employee Wellness Survey is currently administered to all Mount Royal employees in mid-May, on a three-year cycle. This survey helps provide insight into current employee health and wellness practices, and to understand where employee well-being can be further supported. This information is also invaluable in helping service providers, such as Wellness Services, strive to more effectively meet the health and wellness needs of Mount Royal employees.
In alignment with one of MRU’s Strategic Plan goals, “to foster a healthy work environment”, employees (staff, faculty, management, exempt) were invited to participate in one of six Employee Wellness Consultations sessions in early February 2018. This was a joint initiative hosted by Wellness Services in partnership with Human Resources, with session design and facilitation support from the University’s Changemaker Team.
The goal of the consultation process was to meaningfully engage with all employees to learn more about what well-being in the work environment looks and feels like and to better understand how Mount Royal can support the wellness needs of employees.
Sessions included a combination of individual reflection and group table sharing exercises to determine themes around the question “What contributes to employee wellness at MRU?” Participants were asked to reflect on these themes from three perspectives: what can you as an individual or co-worker do; what can your department do; and what can the institution do? All data generated from these sessions was aggregated to examine the larger, cross-cutting themes.
Ongoing efforts will be undertaken to share these data with stakeholders across campus as the analysis of the data unfolds. An additional faculty-specific consultation session was held in May 2018.
Results from the Employee Wellness Consultations helped guide the 2018 Employee Wellness Survey in an effort to capture an even broader perspective of Mount Royal employee wellness. The results will continue to be used to inform wellness-related programs and policies at Mount Royal.
For more information about this initiative, please contact Erica Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request data from any of our wellness initiatives (NCHA, student consultations, employee consultations or Employee Wellness Survey), please fill out this form.
This tracking allows for organized sharing of data within our community, and helps document the impact that these data have on informing programs and services at Mount Royal.