Stop. Take five. Check your wellness.
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.
- 📅 Communi-Tea | Tuesday, Jan. 19
- 📅 Saitsa has a club for you — learn all about it at the Clubs Expo | Tuesday, Feb. 2
- 📅 Writing workshop: Anti-procrastination for papers | Tuesday, Jan. 19
- 📅 Success seminar: Master time management | Wednesday, Jan. 20
- 📅 Mindful moments | Tuesday, Jan. 26
- 📅 Powering up: Motivation with online learning | Tuesday, Jan. 26
- 📅 Finding happiness workshop | Wednesday, Feb. 3
- 📅 Natural light workshop | Thursday, Feb. 11
- Support is available to help you cope with stress and isolation during this time of uncertainty.
- Connect with someone 24/7 — online or over the phone.
- Book a virtual appointment with SAIT's Student Development and Counselling.
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.
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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