Improving Student Health and Well-being on Campus
The Healthy Campus at ATU Sligo Initiative aspires to create a learning environment and organisation culture that enhances the health, wellbeing and sustainability of its community and enables people to achieve their full potential.
The pursuit of a balanced lifestyle will be valued; physical and emotional health will be fostered; all our campus community shall be encouraged and supported to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing.
Supporting Health and Wellbeing
Higher Education Institutions are uniquely placed to influence and transform society through research, teaching and learning, developing new knowledge and understanding about promoting health and wellbeing, leading by example, advocating to decision makers for the benefit of society and influencing the future decision‑makers in society.
“Where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential; where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility.”
Health and wellbeing can be positively or negatively influenced by the organisations and systems where people live, learn and work.
Higher Education Institutions already place a significant emphasis on the health and wellbeing of the campus community.
The recently launched Healthy Campus Charter and Framework will support Higher Education Institutions in this work.
Higher Education Campuses are a priority focus area in the Healthy Ireland Strategic Action Plan 2021-25.