By: Isabelle Flener
LC Counseling and the college’s Wellness Committee are collaborating to host the Resource and Wellness Fair. This event will occur on October 4th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. in Lewis and Clark’s Commons. The fair is an interactive and informational event aimed at raising awareness of the importance of physical and mental health screening and sharing information about the many campus and community resources that provide support to students and individuals in the area.
The Resource and Wellness Fair is especially important to the students, staff, and community members.
“The emotional and physical well-being of our students is of utmost importance and Lewis and Clark has hosted an annual wellness fair for many years,” said Associate Professor and Counselor, Terri Austin. “This year we decided to expand the event to incorporate non-health related campus and community resources. We hope this event will raise awareness, help students and community members connect with resources, and showcase the college’s many support services.”
Campus resources featured at the fair will include counseling, career services, veteran’s services, access and accommodations, tutoring, library services, financial aid, academic advising, Perkins, and other support services.
Community resources will include Madison and Macoupin County Health Departments, First Community Credit Union, Chiro One Wellness Center, Beverly Farms, Madison County Employment and Training, Therapy Dogs International, NAMI Southwestern Illinois, IMPACT CIL, Amare, Sivia Law, and many others.
“In addition, there will be snacks, giveaways, music, and activities including yoga, healthy snack preparation, and canvas painting,” said Austin.
The college has partnered with MindWise Innovations to offer an online platform for mental health screening. Students can complete screening on tablets at the event or on their cell phones.
“Like physical health screening, mental health screening is a valuable tool that can help people gain an understanding of their own mental health,” said Austin. “Screening promotes early identification and intervention and helps people to get the support they need.”
“LC nursing faculty and students will be conducting vital sign screenings. These screenings are key to identifying potential health risks, making lifestyle changes, and connecting to a health care provider if needed,” said Austin.
If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, please feel free to contact Terri Austin via phone at (618) 468-4125 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage everyone to invite their classmates, friends, and family to attend this informative event.
Please contact Terri Austin at (618) 468-4125 or email@example.com for more information.