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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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Tips for parents

When the new post-secondary student in your household begins their university journey, the transition affects parents, too. Here are some tips for making the move from decision maker to trusted advisor.


Hand in your best paper

Writing essays and reports, creating a works cited page, crafting a strong argument—these can be stressful tasks, especially if you are busy with other commitments or if you aren't a confident writer. Peer tutors can help alleviate that stress and put you on the right path.

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Working through anxiety

Dedicated students know their success depends on studying hard, being prepared, striving for a balance and asking for help when needed. But how do things change when anxiety is a part of their post-secondary experience, too?


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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