Wellness at Mercy
Mercy’s Wellness Program was created during the 2017-18 school year to meet the overall well-
being of the entire school community. This unique program encompasses holistic education and
support to students, families, and staff in the many dimensions of wellness, including emotional,
social, mental, and spiritual.
The Wellness Program includes:
“Mercy stresses the importance of supporting the whole student. Our faculty and staff work every
day to prioritize the well-being of our students, as we understand the link between mind, body, and
spirit. What makes this program unique is that it supports the entire Mercy community, from
students to faculty to families,” says Mercy’s Director of Wellness, Yen Hui.
The Wellness Program will continually strive to assess school needs and implement research-based
socio-emotional learning into the curriculum and the whole school environment. The Wellness
Director works in collaboration with counselors, educators, and other faculty to develop healthy
and sustainable practices throughout the school, and to incorporate student-driven health and
wellness initiatives into life at Mercy.
Mercy’s Wellness Center is a place to relax, recharge, and recalibrate. The Wellness Center is a
spacious environment that promotes unplugging from devices and plugging in with the self.
Students leave their devices at the door so they can connect with themselves, each other, or
counselors. Students benefit from having one-on-one time with a licensed therapist to address any
wellness related issues.
The center provides welcoming areas for relaxing from the stresses of the day, as well as activities
that help re-center the student to take on their day’s endeavors. Students can take advantage of
yoga mats and bolsters to stretch away the stresses or choose a reading from the library of self-care
books. Additionally, students can find resources to support them in all dimensions of wellness,
including emotional, mental, social, and spiritual.
For more information, contact the Director of Wellness, Yen Hui, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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