By Tyler Sutherland
A new partnership between the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre and Addictions Foundation Manitoba, will increase resources to students coping with mental health and addictions issues.
The relationship with the two community health organizations came into effect this month and will offer free services to students as needed, allowing for a shared-care, collaborative approach to understanding and addressing individual student needs in a holistic way.
“Partnering with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre brings the campus and community together to meet real needs for students,” said Jan Byrd, UWinnipeg’s executive director of Wellness and Student Life.
Services are available to students who require them in the Wellness Centre, 2nd floor, northeast corner, UNITED Health and RecPlex, and in Sparling Hall, where Klinic on Campus is located. Once renovations are completed, the Health and Wellness Centre will be located on the main floor in the Duckworth Centre.