Stop. Take five. Check your wellness.

Having a healthy mind is a major factor in your success as a student, in your experience at SAIT, in the workplace and in life.

Okay, it’s officially the gloomiest time of the year — in addition to the challenges of COVID, the holidays are now behind us, resolutions may be proving tough to stick to and the weather is taking a turn. Yep, they don’t call the third Monday in January “Blue Monday” for nothing.

It also makes now a perfect time to focus on your mental health and well-being.

Having a healthy mind is a major factor in your success as a student, in your experience at SAIT, in the workplace and in life.

Check out the tips, events and resources below — and take five to check your wellness.

Thrive at SAIT – support included

There’s no magic formula for achieving a healthy mind or ideal health and wellness — it’s different for everyone. But there are ways every student can thrive at SAIT.

Count down all the ways you can connect with your SAIT community.
  • 📅 Communi-Tea | Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 📅 Saitsa has a club for you — learn all about it at the Clubs Expo | Tuesday, Feb. 2

Ask the pros about study skills, exam prep, tutoring and more.
  • 📅 Writing workshop: Anti-procrastination for papers | Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 📅 Success seminar: Master time management | Wednesday, Jan. 20

Remember to breathe — take time out for mindfulness. Create your own Zen Den at home or wherever you are. 
  • 📅 Mindful moments | Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • 📅 Powering up: Motivation with online learning | Tuesday, Jan. 26

Plug in to self-help tools: build your resilience with headversity, untangle life’s stresses with TAO, access Gatekeeper training to recognize common signs of distress in others. Plus, try these tips to catch more Zs.
  • 📅 Finding happiness workshop | Wednesday, Feb. 3
  • 📅 Natural light workshop | Thursday, Feb. 11

Battle the blues starting now

Kick things off today with Make Some Noise for Mental Health.

Supported by the Canadian Mental Health Association and sponsored by RBC, this award-winning, student-led initiative was created by the SAIT Trojans Outreach Program to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote mental health awareness on post-secondary campuses, including all 17 schools in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC.)

Make Some Noise for Mental Health will take place virtually this year and runs Jan. 18 – 29. Activities include:

  • a mindful meditation session on Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • virtual fitness classes — Sweat out the S.A.D. on Friday, Jan. 22 and Yoga on Friday, Jan. 29
  • virtual pep rallies. You can take part in the wrap-up rally by submitting your own video by Friday, Jan. 22!


Did you know?

SAIT has officially adopted the Okanagan Charter. 

The Okanagan Charter provides institutions with a common language, principles and framework to become a health and well-being promoting campus.

Follow the ACAC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to learn more and participate.

Having a healthy mind is a major factor in your success as a student, in your experience at SAIT, in the workplace and in life.

Join the conversation with #BellLetsTalk

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, Jan. 28. COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. Whether you’re helping a friend through a difficult time, or taking care of your own mental health, now more than ever, mental health matters — and every action counts.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates five cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

📷 Use your SAIT email address to post a selfie to the Bell Let’s Talk virtual photo booth and share your mental health message.

💻 Download a background — background 1 or background 2 — to use in Teams or Zoom.   

Learn more, explore a variety of well-being activities and join the conversation.

Student success is at the core of SAIT’s values, and mental health and well-being is vital to that success. Through collaborative action and an inclusive spirit of community support, SAIT’s Student Mental Health Strategy will foster a climate for learning that empowers our students to thrive.

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.