What is Health Promotion?

Carleton’s Health Promotion team offers opportunities for students to build their wellness toolbox on subjects like mental health, sexual health, substance use health, and healthy lifestyle choices.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Health promotion supports communities and individuals to cope with and address health challenges.

Carleton’s Health Promotion team is dedicated to making health information clear and accessible to all Carleton students with a focus on mental health, substance use health, sexual health, and healthy lifestyle choices. The Health Promotion team empowers students to take control of their health by improving knowledge, skills, and awareness in all areas of student wellness.

We offer free workshops, events, and educational content through Quote the Raven and Instagram @carletonwellness.

Your feedback is important to us. If you have any comments about our services, please complete the Student Feedback Form.

The Social Wellbeing Workbook is a tool designed to inform Carleton University students about social wellbeing in a self-driven manner. Ultimately, this tool aims to increase feelings of belongingness and reduce homesickness amongst students. The workbook includes explanations of major contributors to social wellbeing, interaction questions and journaling prompts, and helpful campus resources.

To get your copy of the Social Wellbeing Workbook, click here.

Looking for a workshop to support the health and well-being of your classroom, club or student group? 

Carleton’s Health Promotion team offers workshops on mental health, stress, building resiliency, and how to support a friend. If you’d like to request a workshop, please email with your preferred workshop date, time, number of expected participants, and what topic area you’d like covered.

Please submit your workshop request at least three weeks in advance to ensure facilitators will be available.

Students who are interested in volunteering with Health Promotion, please email