Did you know...

Within the last 12 months:

  • 57.9% of students felt things were hopeless
  • 87.4% of students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do
  • 86.1% of students felt exhausted (not from physical activity)
  • 65% of students felt very lonely
  • 35% of students felt so depressed that it was difficult to function
  • 59.2% of students felt overwhelming anxiety
  • 8.5% of students seriously considered suicide
  • 8.2% of students intentionally self-harmed
  • The last time students "partied" 22.7% reported drinking 7 or more drinks at the party
Do you have the skills to identify, support, or help a person experiencing a mental health problem or crisis?  

You can learn them!  Learn more about Mental Health First Aid and how you can get this invaluable training.

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Get involved

I'm a student, what can I do?

  • Form or join a study group
  • Take part in a Student Services Workshop on topics like time management, stress, coping, and more.
  • Introduce yourself to the people sitting next to you before the start of class.
  • Tell your professors when you enjoy a lecture and thank them for their assistance.
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office in Student Services to keep on top of your student loans, student fees, or for general budgeting tips and advice.
  • Recycle! Use the blue bins around campus for bottles and bags for paper waste.
  • Connect with what makes your life meaningful (friends, animals, helping others).
  • Take a yoga class through Athletics or get involved in other physical activities available on campus.
  • Have extra sheets of paper, pens, and pencils on you in case someone needs to borrow some supplies (you might need the favour returned!)

I'm a staff member, what can I do?

  • Invite a colleague to join you for lunch on or off campus.
  • Exchange healthy snacks with your co-workers.
  • Make eye contact, smile, and say hello.
  • Register for a fitness class through Athletics and take advantage of our gym facilities.
  • Take stress relief breaks (i.e., meditation, walking, or just closing the office door).
  • Join the Healthy Campus Committee to connect with like-minded individuals.
  • Check out the supportive programs and services offered through Shepell.fgi, our employee and family assistance program.
  • Connect with what makes your life meaningful.
  • Try a walking or outdoor meeting instead of sitting at a desk.
  • Suggest helpful office tools, tips or shortcuts if you think it may help a colleague with their work.

I'm a faculty member, what can I do?

  • Attend or present at a Lunch & Learn.
  • Invite the Healthy Campus Community Coordinator to a departmental meeting for a five minute presentation.
  • Consult with a Counsellor if you are concerned about a student.
  • Register for a fitness class through Athletics and take advantage of our gym facilities.
  • Include information about a healthy campus community in your course outlines.
  • Check out the supportive programs and services through Shepell.fgi, our employee and family assistance program.
  • Download and include the healthy campus community slide as part of a lecture or to post on D2L.
  • Connect with what makes your life meaningful.
  • Shut off lights when leaving an empty classroom.
  • Encourage students to meet each other in class by incorporating interactive opportunities.
  • Use the Well-being in the Learning Environment tool as a resource for your classroom.

Everyone can check out the UNB event calendar to see what events are happening on campus for you to get involved in. A healthy campus is an engaged and active campus!