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Changing Minds

CREATING A HEALTHY CAMPUS



University is life-changing. It’s exciting. But it isn’t always easy.

It’s important to recognize that we need to prepare ourselves for the inevitable bumps in the road—no matter how big or small. We need to learn how to take care of our whole selves—mentally, physically and emotionally—so that we’re ready to fully engage with new ideas and experience.

Changing Minds connects training opportunities, support services, resources and stories from real people across the MacEwan University community. In making these connections, we’re starting a conversation around the importance of mental health—and creating a healthier campus.


The Inquiring Mind

Spend a few hours learning more about mental health and how to support yourself and others. You'll walk away with tools you can use for the rest of your life. Workshops are offered all year at different times. Students register for the workshop through MacEwanWorks or by dropping by the Student Affairs office.

REGISTER THROUGH MACEWAN WORKS


myHealth

Build your wellness toolbox, learn more about yourself and explore health and wellness resources available on and off campus. Sign in to myPortal.MacEwan.ca, click on “Blackboard Learn,” “Courses” and search for “myHealth” in the course catalog section.

Questions?

Email bennells@macewan.ca

myPORTAL.MACEWAN.CA


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Living in residence has some amazing benefits, including a built-in community to shop, socialize and study with. What do you need to know to make your residence experience a good one?


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Someone to talk to

Sharing her story. Being open. Explaining how she felt to supportive family and friends. That's how Dylanna, a fourth-year Bachelor of Communication Studies student, managed her most difficult times with depression and thoughts of suicide.


Taking time

The first weeks and months at university can be pretty overwhelming. But if you spend some time early on learning how to take care of your mental health, you can use those skills the rest of your university career—and beyond.

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Jenna Portrait

Continuum

When she attended an Inquiring Minds workshop, Jenna was most struck by the information she learned about the mental health continuum. "It helps me describe my own experiences and gauge the support I need," says Jenna.