Wellness Services encourages students to become active participants in their overall health and well-being by providing support that promotes positive wellness. Using a holistic approach, Wellness Services focuses on eight dimensions of wellness to empower students to achieve their full potential. These eight dimensions are: environmental, emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational/academic, physical, social and spiritual.
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.
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 at 847-217-7777 and/or dial 911. Wellness professionals are members of ECC’s behavioral intervention team (BIT).
We facilitate support groups for students regarding a variety of psychosocial topics. Topics may include:
- Adjusting to college
- Healthy relationships
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 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:
The Safe Zone program provides educational experiences to faculty, staff, and students around sexual orientation and gender identities and issues.
The following podcasts delve into a variety of wellness topics based on the tenets of the eight dimensions of wellness.
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 more.
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.
- 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.
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.