Building healthy habits: mental health
Mental health is essential to academic success. Stress, anxiety and depression were the top 3 factors that students reported negatively affected their academics in the past year. Stress can contribute to physical illness, decreased immune function, and disrupted sleep, as well as anxiety and depression.
- Reach out and talk to someone when you are struggling. There are many resources available for students.
- Always schedule time to do things you enjoy such as: exercise, visit a friend, walk, volunteer, do art. Whatever makes you happy.
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well and minimizing caffeine and substance use.
- Listen to others and be aware of signs of distress. If someone is struggling, help connect them to someone who can help.
- Join a student group that promotes mental health awareness.
- Request a Healthy U stress workshop.
- Visit Healthy U to learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Mental health resources
On-campus resources are available if you are concerned about mental health issues and wish to learn more, or if you require assistance.
- Student Counselling Centre
- University Health Service
- Provides primary care and health promotion
- 104 University Centre, Fort Garry Campus
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Healthy U
- Indigenous Student Centre Elders
- Live Well
- Student Support Case Management
Off-campus resources are also available by dialing directly to:
- Klinic Community Health Centre 24 hour crisis line
- Klinic Free Drop-In Counselling
- Mobile Crisis
- Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
- Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
- Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
- WRHA Community Mental Health Services
- Health Links
Online resources can also be accessed at your convenience: