Guidance & Counselling

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STUDENTS WELLNESS CENTRE 

The University is in the process of setting up a one stop students’ wellness center. The goal of Student Wellness Centre is to promote mental, psychological, physical, intellectual as well as spiritual wellbeing of the students in and out campus; extend services to the surrounding community in the spirit of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all those who walk through the doors of University of Nairobi and beyond; partially generate funds to support needy students through personal and group therapy to staff and general public; and finally to provide an avenue for internships for those students doing counselling and psychology courses.

Aim of Student Wellness Centre (SWC)

  • To promote mental, psychological, physical, intellectual as well as spiritual wellbeing of the students in and out campus.
  • To extend services to the surrounding community in the spirit of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to all those who walk through its doors and beyond.
  • To partially generate funds to support needy students
  • Provide an avenue for internships

Expected Activities at the Students Wellness Center

Some of the expected Activities at the Students wellness center includes but not limited to one-on-one individual counselling, group therapy sessions, mental health discussions and debates, mentorship and coaching programs, psychological assessments and reports, trainings for various groups on various issues such as leadership, basic counselling skills for staff and students, self-awareness, life skills, reproductive health, courtship and marriage for finalists, retirement preparedness for staff, trauma and grief management, disaster management , conducting a wellness week, cultural week, organizing campaigns and sensitizations against HIV/AIDS, drug and substance, exam cheating, abortions and un planned pregnancies, supporting financially needy students, personal therapy sessions, counselor supervision and community outreach activities among others.

Expected outcome of the Students Wellness Center

  • Ensure all round formed professionals
  • Minimize use of drugs and substance abuse
  • Ensure physical and mental health for students and staff
  • Create an avenue for students to realize their talents and expertise e.g. leadership role and professional expertise
  • Minimize exam cheating, goonism and indiscipline among students
  • Timely students’ completion rates

Student Wellness Staff/Facilitators

  • Trained psychologists/counsellors
  • Mental health professionals
  • Physicians and psychiatrists
  • Intern-counsellors and sociologist
  • Social workers
  • Peer counsellors/ peer-educators
  • Clerks and secretaries
  • Student leaders
  • Chaplains 

Collaborations

The Students Wellness Center will work in collaboration with both internal and external partners:

Internal partners: University Management, Department of Psychology and Sociology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi Students Association (UNSA), Peer Counsellors/Educators, Religious Organizations, Professional Students Organizations and Clubs, Students Welfare Authority (SWA), Sports  & Games Department, University Health Services (UHS) and RADA App.

External partners: Ministry of Health, NACADA,  UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, I Choose Life, Befrienders Kenya, Kenyatta University, Corporates, Donors, Chiromo Lane Medical Centre, Africa Mental Health Foundation, Global Mental Health Program (Columbia University).

For more information contact:

  If you need counselling please do not hesitate to reach out to the following:

 

Campus

Counsellor

Email

Phone Num.

 

College of Health Sciences

Michael Muthuiya

muthuiya@uonbi.ac.ke

0722294112

 

School of Business

Susan Thuo

Mukami@uonbi.ac.ke

0721754706

 

School of Law

Lucy Gakuya

 

0722384210

 

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Wangari Mathai Institute

Hellen Omwenga

homwenga@uonbi.ac.ke

0721850452

 

College of Biological and Physical and Sciences

Lucy Kamau

lucygitangu@uonbi.ac.ke

0725683419

 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Paul Muiya

Pmutune@uonbi.ac.ke

0721605807

 

College of Architecture and Engineering

Dr. Njiiru Wa Ngigi Thayu

ngigi@uonbi.ac.ke

0727805888

 

College of Education and External Studies

Dr. Pamela Lunjalu

pamlunjalu@uonbi.ac.ke

0722387064

 

Kenya Science

Samson Mutinda

muindesam@uonbi.ac.ke

0725725263

 

Kisumu Campus

Mary Otieno

otienom@uonbi.ac.ke

0733293579

 

Mombasa Campus

Catherine Gatwiri

gatwiricj@uonbi.ac.ke

0720364925

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