Everyone feels stressed now and then – it’s a normal part of university life. Some days are better than others, and there’s no wrong time to reach out. There are resources for every situation and every level of stress.

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Connect Making friends and getting involved outside the classroom can be the most enjoyable and fulfilling part of university life
Build coping skills Feeling stressed and worried can be a normal response to the challenges of university life
Get help If you need help, we’re here for you.
Who can I talk to? Any door is the right door.

Connect

- I can do this!
- I feel motivated.
- I get a long with friends & family.
- I feel hopeful about the future.

Making friends and getting involved outside the classroom can be the most enjoyable and fulfilling part of university life. Friends keep you grounded when you face challenges, and connecting with other people who share your interests can encourage you to do your best. So explore what’s out there, and you’ll soon find a sense of belonging!

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Build coping skills

- I sometimes have trouble sleeping because I’m worried
- I sometimes feel stressed and can’t focus.
- I didn’t think it would be this hard.

Feeling stressed and worried can be a normal response to the challenges of university life - in fact, you need stress to do your best work. But it’s important to learn how to manage those feelings and find balance with your  academics and personal life. Ask for help early and often to get connected to your peers, develop coping skills and find the help you need to succeed.

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Get help

- I feel depressed, isolated, unwell.
- I am thinking a bout dropping out of school.
- I don’t know if I can do this.

If you need help, we’re here for you. The team at the Health & Wellness Centre offers a wide range of services including confidential counselling and health services. If you need someone to talk to right away, there are many 24-hour community resources available.

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