Health & Wellness
In the interest of supporting students in a holistic way, HSC Health and Wellness Services strive to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of the students. This is achieved by direct intervention and proactive initiatives and education to support wellness. Resilience and Wellness is a strategic priority at HSC.
Nursing Care and Support
As part of our commitment to excellence in care, every student has access every day to full time registered nurses. The nursing team monitors and supports the safety, health and well-being of all HSC students, and contributes to the academic success and lifelong wellness of our community.
The nursing team often serves as a bridge between the school, the student, the student’s family and community health services. Included in the many onsite services provided by the nurses are prevention activities, care coordination, nursing interventions, allergy management plans and wellness initiatives.
There are benefits to seeking assistance for emotional and social issues, and HSC Counselling Services is one of many College resources HSC students can access for support. We offer individual counselling and information on coping skills, and students can learn about different ways to manage stress and overcome obstacles. HSC also connects students with peer support options and our onsite College Counsellor works directly with faculty, the nurses and staff to provide holistic support to our student body.
Athletic Therapy Clinic
HSC students and athletes have access to first-class facilities and one of the best Athletic Therapy Clinics amongst independent schools in Canada.The HSC Athletic Therapy clinic takes advantage of multiple modalities including ultrasound, laser therapy, Interferential Current Therapy, hydrotherapy tubs, TENS and muscle stimulation. The clinic services all students including a number of varsity and recreational sports, including rugby, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, track and field, and wrestling.
Resilience and Wellness is one of HSC’s core strategic directions for 2015 - 2020. We believe resiliency positively feeds into health and wellness, and Health Services team works to prepare our students for life and develop the social, emotional and physical wellness they need to thrive.
Every year the College hosts a Wellness Week to engage students, parents, staff and the HSC community in an active exploration of health and wellness related topics. Some highlights of the week include guest speakers, educational sessions, health-based activities, workshops and a Wellness Fair. Wellness Week also provides staff and faculty with additional tools to help students respond resiliently to stress and adversity.