Changing Minds


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.



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




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Study in the sun

Intersession courses are more sprint than marathon. But if you plan your time well, work hard and schedule in some me-time—you will rock your spring or summer semester.

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The wellness continuum

When you support someone who is dealing with mental illness, you won't be able to "fix" the problem. But you can listen, become familiar with resources and point them in the right direction. "Mental health isn't only about disorders," says social work diploma student Mikhayla. "It's tied to our well-being."

Sleep more, worry less

Don't just worry; worry constructively. That's the advice psychology student Nick learned while working on a research project about sleep. By "worrying constructively" and using other strategies, he gets as much sleep as he needs during stressful times, like exam week.

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