Health promotion and outreach Team

Health promotion empowers people to take control over and improve their health through education and advocacy. This is accomplished by building healthy public policies, creating supportive environments, and strengthening community action and personal skills (World Health Organization, 2023).  

The Health Promotion & Outreach Team recognizes that health and wellness are vital elements to students’ reaching their full potential and getting the most out of their university experience, as well as reaching their academic and personal goals.  

The health promotion team outside at an event
UCalgary Health Education and Programming

Health Education and Programming

We offer evidence-based education and programming to increase health literacy, and provide training to increase the community’s capacity to respond to mental health concerns and create a supportive campus environment.

Peer Helper Programs

Peer Helper Programs

Our team coordinates UCalgary's peer helper programs that focus on peer leadership, peer to peer support, and education.



We collaborate with student groups and campus partners on health, wellness, and community building initiatives, increasing awareness of available on and off campus resources and supports

How We Work with Students:

  • Take part in our workshops, training, events, and programs. These can also be offered by- request for student groups.  
  • Does your club or student group have an interest in promoting wellness? Consult with our team! We can help you in the planning process, making sure your event or initiative is as impactful as possible.  

  • Take part in our campus-wide wellness initiatives, including UFlourish and Sex and Gender Wellness Week  

  • If you are passionate about student wellness, volunteer with us!  

Volunteer with us!

We are currently accepting applications for the following volunteer positions. Deadline to apply for both positions is Thursday, January 11 at 3 p.m.

Wellness Classroom Visits Peer Helper
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Wellness and Health Awareness Team (WHAT) Peer Helper
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How We Work with Faculty & Staff: 

  • We offer training for Responding to Students in Distress. These can also be offered by-request to teams, faculties, and units.  
  • Request a Student Wellness Services overview presentation, Wellness Classroom Visits, or workshop for your class or student group, to raise awareness about supports available on campus and promote help-seeking.  

  • Request materials (e.g.-brochures) that highlight wellness services to distribute to students  

  • Consult with us on student wellness events or initiatives that you are planning.