University of the Western Cape

Wellness Programme

The Student Wellness Service provides a professional health and counselling service to students at a primary health care level. The service is dedicated to assisting students in making healthy lifestyle choices in relation to nutrition, alcohol, safer sex, relationships and stress management amongst others, in support of academic success.

The Student Wellness Service is involved with the prevention, early detection & treatment of all health & psychological conditions as well as the promotion of a balanced & healthy lifestyle. It provides psychosocial support & interventions to students presenting with personal, social, family and relationship challenges.

The cluster seeks to play a significant role in developing and empowering the whole student – promoting their ability to take control of their own living & learning through wellness, self-confidence, self-awareness, personal meaning and responsible citizenship.

The Student Wellness Service offers a comprehensive outpatient health service by both medical practitioners and nurses, who are dedicated to helping students to remain healthy, and to make the correct life choices while pursuing their academic goals. Students are encouraged to seek assistance and guidance as early as possible.

For more information on the programme, visit UCT Wellness

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