Workplace Wellness Program

MWCC Wellness

Mission

The Mount Wachusett Community College Wellness Committee promotes physical and emotional well-being among members of the campus community through relevant activities, information sharing, and resources.

Vision

Our vision is to foster the adoption of a wellness culture across the college, and to offer such benefits as improved health, greater feelings of well being, heightened personal performance, reduced sick leave and reduced medical expenditures. Online Health Assessment Tools and other Wellness Related Resources

 Wellness at Mount Wachusett Community College

This program, still in development stage, is based on the Massachusetts Plan for Worksite Wellness.  The vision of the Massachusetts Worksite Wellness Initiative is that all worksites in Massachusetts will provide social, cultural and physical environments that support optimum employee health and well-being. Our mission is to promote worksite wellness through information, training, regulation and technical assistance. The goal of this process is to create a detailed plan for the wellness program, identify the steps needed to realize that vision, document those steps in a plan that works, and is easy to understand and implement. The program has three goals related to three outcome areas: employees, worksites and communities.

  • Worksite Wellness program strategies will improve the health and well-being of all employees across the Commonwealth.
  • Worksite Wellness will result in healthier worksites that result in positive returns on investment for employees and employers.
  • Worksite Wellness will support the creation of healthy communities and improved health systems and public policies that improve population health.

Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts

The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts is an organization of Massachusetts health promotion professionals and business leaders dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for all employees of Massachusetts through health promotion activities at the worksite.

Living Right October 2014 - Your health and wellness awareness bulletin.

MWCC Health Services

MWCC Health Services will support, honor and promote Health and Wellness as an opportunity for students and staff to enjoy their academic life.

MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center

 Domestic/Dating Violence & Sexual Assualt Resources

Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

 Live Your Life Well Resources

  • The SHINE Initiative: The SHINE Initiative develops funding and strategic alliances to improve public awareness and understanding of mental health issues, research and treatment.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Helps individuals in suicidal crisis within the United States to contact the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness:  Nations largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support for families and individuals living with mental illness.
  • SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: Aims to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and features information, news, and resources.
  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: DBSA offers information on depression and bipolar disorder as well as listings to patient support groups across the USA.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Non-profit organization provides information and support for patients and health professionals, with details of conditions, and lists of resources.
  • HelpGuide: Take control of your health, relationships and emotional well-being.
  • The Trevor Project: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.
  • US Dept of Veteran Affairs – Mental HealthAuthoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families.

 

Wellness Committe Members

  • Heather Mulry, Director/Human Resource, Wellness Committee Chair
  • Todd Bennett, Transfer Counselor
  • Julie Capozzi, Associate Professor
  • Melissa Croteau, Campus Police Officer III
  • Lisa Diamond, Academic Counselor
  • Maria Gariepy, HR Generalist
  • Janice Gearan, Professor
  • Paul Grunditz, Campus Police Officer I
  • Constance Helstowski, Director/Payroll and Benefits Manager
  • Margaret Jaillet, Assistant Dean/Health, Science & Community Programs
  • Diane King, Coordinator of Health Services
  • Karen Kolimaga, Chief of Public Safety & Security
  • Jose Mangual, Academic Counselor
  • Melissa Manzi, Senior Academic Counselor
  • Carla Morrissey, Library Assistant III
  • Sheila Murphy, Professor
  • Paula Richard, Adjunct Faculty and Fitness Center
  • Limari Rivera, Academic Counselor
  • Diane Ruksnaitis, Vice President of Human Resources & Payroll/Affirmative Action Officer
  • Tracy Sheridan, Staff Assistant, Human Resources/Payroll
  • Steven Washkevich, Director, Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Lisa Williams, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

 

 EMERGENCY SERVICES

On campus DIAL 111

When you need Emergency assistance, whether it be medical or civil, please locate a telephone and DIAL 111. Be prepared to give operator the following information.

      1. Your NAME
      2. Location (Floor and Room Number)
      3. Nature of Emergency
      4. Remain on the telephone until operator acknowledges your message.

Do not call the Health/Wellness Center for emergency services as this wastes valuable response time. The 111 line is always open for emergency use days and evenings. The emergency team, consisting of Health/Wellness Services personnel and Security personnel, is always on alert to of assistance at any moment.

Please note the RED SIGNS that are posted throughout the College as reminders to us all.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Diane King at Extension 136.