Health & Wellness

Our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle for John Abbott students. Our services include health education, individual consultation and clinical services. The Health and Wellness Centre is located in Herzberg 139 and our services are free and confidential.

How to find us:
Herzberg Room 139 457-6610 ext. 5308
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30
Attention John Abbott students and staffs
For more complete information, please join the Health and Wellness Centre Community on the JAC Portal.

Consultations
Students can meet with a nurse to talk about health concerns or health choices they are making. Often this includes general health, nutrition, birth control, pregnancy testing and counselling, sexually transmitted infections, emotional well-being and stress.

Medical Services
Our on-campus medical clinic is open two-half days a week. Students can make an appointment to see a doctor for a variety of health services such as, general checkups, health problems, mental health, contraception, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment. Arrangements can also be made for students requiring allergy shots.

Health Education and Health Promotion
Our goal is to assist individuals in making informed decisions about their health and the behaviours that contribute to their overall well-being.

Campus-Wide Health Promotion Campaigns
Throughout the school year a variety of health information programs aimed at the wellness of college-aged students are offered. Lectures, presentation, special programs, outreach displays and small group discussions may be used to address sexual health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, stress, mental health, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Group or Class Presentations
Presentations by the health education nurse or by an invited guest speaker can be arranged through the Health and Wellness Centre. These presentations may be for individual classes or perhaps a club or special interest group. Requests can be made directly by calling 457-6610 ext.5308 or healthandwellness@johnabbott.qc.ca.

Healthy Campus Committee
A group of interested students meet to outline what health promotion topics will be addressed in the campus-wide campaigns. They help plan activities and special events on campus.

Health Information Resource and Referral Centre
We make attempts to link students with community resources, agencies and services. Self-help groups, non-profit community agencies and specific health agencies, such as the CLSC, are common partners. We also stock up-to-date literature and health related information.

The Health and Wellness Centre may also work in close conjunction with the Counselling Services of John Abbott College.

 

HELPFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

General Health Information
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
www.mayoclinic.com
http://read101.ca/johnabbott.html

Alcohol
http://educalcool.qc.ca/en/
www.al-anon.alateen.org
http://mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol-poisoning/DS00861/DSECTION=symptoms

Drugs
http://drogue-aidereference.qc.ca
http://www.nationalantidrugstrategy.gc.ca/index.html
http://www.drugabuse.gov
http://www.tripproject.ca/trip/
http://abovetheinfluence.com/about/

Eating Disorders
www.nedic.ca
http://www.anebquebec.com/

Mental Health
www.cmha.ca/
http://www.johnabbott.qc.ca/student-services/counselling
www.ulifeline.org
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx
http://mindyourmind.ca/
http://teenmentalhealth.org/

Sexual Health
http://www.sexualityandu.ca (Birth control, STIs, general sexual health)
http://www.cfsh.ca/ (Canadian Federation for Sexual Health)
http://www.pflagcanada.ca/en/index.html

Smoking
http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/live-well/smoking-and-tobacco/?region=qc
http://iquitnow.qc.ca/
www.quit4life.com

 

Telephone Hotlines

Info Santé (24/7 – health information, access to a nurse) / 811
Alcoholics Anonymous / 514 376-9230
Drug Help & Referral line (24/7) / 514 527-2626 / 1-800-265-2626
Gai – écoute / 514 866-0103 / 1-888-505-1010
Montreal Sexual Assault Centre / 514 934-4504
Narcotics Anonymous / 514 249-0555 / 1-800-879-0333
Quebec Poison Control Centre / 1-800 463-5060
Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec / 514 864-3411
(Quebec Health Insurance- lost/expired cards, drug benefits)
Suicide Action Montreal (24/7) / 514 723-400 or 1-866-277-3553
West Island Crisis Centre / 514 684-6160