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Wellness Services
Bldg B, Room B120, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7390
Fax: 847-214-7522
studentwellness@elgin.edu
Hours:  M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.;
F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

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Wellness Services

Focused on health and well-being to maximize personal and academic growth and development. ECC wellness services encourages students to become active participants in their overall health and well-being. The mission of wellness services is to provide support for personal well-being so students can focus on academic success.

Short-Term, One-On-One Sessions

We offer 3 to 4 one-on-one sessions about psychosocial issues that impact academic performance. After a consultation, if the wellness professional determines our short-term services cannot meet the student’s needs, we will provide assistance with locating appropriate off-campus resources.

Crisis Intervention

Offered during hours of operation, for students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis and require immediate help and intervention. Examples of serious crises include:

  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Hearing voices
  • Misperceiving reality
  • Overwhelming loss (such as a death in the family)

After 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and after 4 p.m. on Fridays, please contact the ECC Police Department at 847-217-7777 and/or dial 911. Wellness professionals are members of ECC’s behavioral intervention team (BIT).

Support Groups

We facilitate support groups for students regarding a variety of psychosocial topics. Topics may include:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Support groups of 8 to 10 participants typically meet weekly for one-hour sessions lasting 4 to 6 weeks.

Psychosocial Educational Programming

Holistic workshops are offered focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness to empower students to achieve their full potential. 'Wellness Wednesday' events are also offered every first and third Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters, and are located in the Jobe Lounge (next to the Bookstore, in Building B), to provide students with basic wellness information and details about wellness services available at ECC.

Health & Wellness Resources

Additional services available to students include:

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program provides educational experiences to faculty, staff, and students around sexual orientation and gender identities and issues. Get details»

Wellness Podcasts

The following podcasts delve into a variety of wellness topics based on the tenets of the eight dimensions of wellness. Download and listen»

Student Health 101

An online magazine that contains valuable information to help students gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges they face. It aids students in making better decisions, which in turn helps them to be successful in college. Read  

Student Assistance Program

Wellness Professionals may refer you to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for more specialized assessment and referral for long-term care. SAP workers are on call 24/7 via a live answering service. The number is 847-742-4033.

Useful Websites

  • kanecountyguide.org - local resources and community services for social, health, and human service organizations in Kane County.
  • dr-bob.org/vpc - self-help resources by The Unabridged Student Counseling Pamphlet Collection used with the permission of the University of Chicago counseling center.
 
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