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Algoma University Launches New Student Assistance Program Through Homewood Health™

Unlimited Access to Counselling, Life Coaching and Support Resources 

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON- November 17, 2021): In an effort to prioritize student mental health and wellness, and as part of the University’s Holistic Student Success Strategy, Algoma University is pleased to announce that all students will now have access to a full range of health and wellness services through a new Student Assistance Program (SAP) provided through Homewood Health™. 

Homewood Health™ provides counselling services by telephone, through video and online e-Counselling, or, in person when available. The program also offers Life-Smart Coaching, which includes caregiving, life planning, career planning, and health management services. 

“After a thorough search, our team is delighted to report that Homewood Health™ was chosen as Algoma University’s SAP provider,” shared Karen Hudson, Director of Student Success and Wellbeing. “In addition to providing counselling services for students who need professional help with a challenging situation, the program also offers Life-Smart Coaching, a series of academic life services for students seeking expert advice, information, and coaching that they can access and use in their own way. There is a wide range of online resources from e-Courses, online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) support & Anxiety Management Program (AMP); health and wellness articles, webinars, podcasts and more.” 

In addition, e-Learning courses, available to students through Homewood Health’s website offer self-directed, confidential and interactive online courses which include printable information, quizzes, and exercises. Through the site, students also have access to a range of health and wellness resources including a comprehensive health risk assessment and a library of medical and wellness information.

Effective immediately, Algoma University students can call Homewood Health™ – 24/7, 365 days of the year. This holistic service provides equitable, diverse and inclusive services to address the individual needs of Algoma’s growing student populations in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, further supporting their academic success.

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