Monday, December 1, the Students’ Union kicks off StressLess, a week full of stress relieving and fun activities in MacEwan Student Centre. This year, activities include yoga, art therapy, and everyone’s favorite, the puppy room.

See the full schedule of events by clicking here.

Self-directed Mindfulness Program

The SU Wellness Centre has developed an online, self-directed mindfulness program for those who are interested in cultivating mindfulness in their daily lives.

Instructions, guided meditations and reflective worksheets are included with each of the six weekly sessions.

Feeling SAD: Recognizing & Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a subcategory of major depressive disorder that is associated with changes in seasonal weather patterns, and is particularly prevalent at northern latitudes (i.e., Canada).

On Wednesday, December 3 from 12:00pm-1:00pm, the SU Wellness Centre offers a workshop geared toward introducing the signs and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, how to spot these symptoms in dependents or partners, treating the disorder, where to to go for assistance with this disorder and how to negotiate with departments and supervisors when dealing with this disorder.

Learn more and register for the workshop.


Finish your semester strongly!

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from November 25-27. This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions.

To learn more about the program and register for sessions, visit W2RAP UP is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health.

Visit the site to learn more about the vision of the network, some of their current initiatives, and ways you can get involved.

You can also browse a great list of resources for students and parents.

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