Focus on well-being
Resources and services to support positive mental health and well-being are available whether you’re studying on or off-campus.
Thrive at SAIT
Maintaining positive mental health and well-being is a key factor in your success as a student, in your career and in life. There’s no magic formula, but there are ways everyone can thrive at SAIT.
Get involved — it’s good for you
- Join a club, attend events, volunteer — check out these simple ways to get involved at SAIT.
- Build your community with SAIT's Chinook Lodge, International Centre and Interfaith Centre, and Saitsa.
Boost your skills and your confidence
- Connect with an academic coach or tutor at a success seminar or workshop.
- Get tips to get hired from Career Advancement Services.
Find your balance
- Make a schedule — know your important dates and deadlines, and make time for fun.
- Get advice to master your money or overcome financial challenges from Financial Advising.
Take care of yourself
- DYK? Most full-time academic programs include access to Wellness Centre facilities.
- Relax, take a breath, build resilience and boost your mental fitness — check out these free online self-help tools or scroll through SAIT's Campus Well e-magazine.
Talk it out — you’re not aloneTalk to someone, about a problem with school or life in general — don’t wait for things to become too much. Connect with a SAIT counsellor at 403.284.7023. 24/7 phone support is available through the Calgary Distress Centre.
- Chat with your instructors about assignments or contact an academic advisor in your school if you have questions about your program.
Connect with Student Development and Counselling
Students meet with counsellors for unique and varied reasons.
- If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed... It’s hard to keep up with assignments and deadlines while also dealing with personal responsibilities. This may turn into changes in sleep or appetite or reduced social connections. Working with a counsellor may help you learn strategies to help ease this stress.
- If you realize your program isn't what you thought it was going to be... Working with a counsellor may help you discover tools to help inform a better fit for an academic program and professional career.
A counsellor can work with you to recognize your strengths, develop your skills and find coping strategies that are helpful for both everyday life and times of difficulty.Book an appointment
Link up with the Lamb Learner Success Centre
- Reduce barriers to learning with Accessibility Services.
- Ease exam and academic anxiety with support from an academic coach or tutor.
- Get advice to navigate financial challenges from Financial Advising.
Bright Light Stations at SAIT
Shorter winter days and long school days indoors might mean that you are not getting enough natural daylight. This can affect your mood. But –we have a mood boosting solution! Bright Light stations are located around campus and can be used any time. These special lamps, may help to improve sleep, improve mood, and increase daytime energy and motivation. Read the instructions before use. No UV light is emitted.
- Stan Grad Centre | opposite MC206
- Stan Grad Centre | Library (Lower level)
- Johnson-Cobbe | KA basement level
- E.H Crandell | Main floor study area (behind the stairs)
- Aldred Centre | Area C (basement level – 00)
- Aldred Centre | CA study space (3rd floor)
- Senator Burns | Study space opposite Tim Hortons (Main floor)
Does your focus on well-being extend as far as the well-being of other SAIT students?
If so, become a Wellness Warrior!
Do you have an idea to promote student mental health and wellness? This could be a project that builds awareness, creates a more inclusive campus, or reduces stigma. If you have the master plan, we can help with the money.
Ideas for healthy coping during challenging times
- Establish meaningful connections. Shift from texting to voice or video calling to feel more connected to others.
- Connect with nature. Get outside — exercising in the fresh air will make you feel better and contribute to keeping your immune system healthy.
- Take a break and calm your mind. Practicing mindfulness can help reduce negative emotions. Explore mindfulness practices with TAO, headversity or through this video playlist.
- Establish a daily routine. Try to make the unpredictable feel more manageable and in your control by establishing a daily routine — and make self-care a priority.