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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

Top Tip Lists

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

By: Aleisha, Anna, Jaskaren and Mariel 386 reads | 0 comments
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Online Dating and Keeping Safe

Top Tip Lists

The pandemic has made online dating a more popular way of meeting new people. While online dating is a great way to e-meet new people, you might also find yourself in potentially uncomfortable situations with strangers. Read on to learn more about which red flags the Health Peers recommend keeping a keen eye out for. 

By: Health Peers 1585 reads | 0 comments
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10 Things Students Wished Instructors Knew About Remote Learning

Top Tip Lists

The Health Peer Educators, in conjunction with SFU Health and Counselling Services, did an informal Instagram poll a few weeks ago to learn more about students’ experiences with remote learning. Check out the resulting recommendations suggested by students for how instructors can improve students’ experience in remote classes.

By: Aleisha Fernandes 1387 reads | 0 comments
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Digital Flourishing: How to Support Your Well-being in a Digital World

Peer Education

Digital technology has become a staple in all aspects of our daily lives. As a result, it is necessary to embed practices and boundaries that promote mindful usages of technology. Check out Health & Counselling Services’ tips on how to support your well-being in this digital world.

By: SFU Health and Counselling 1951 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a Routine: Choose your Strategy

Personal Development

With more distractions around at home, it can be easy to catch yourself procrastinating or avoiding tasks. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn strategies on how to build a routine to manage your time and stress better! 

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 1596 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

COVID 19

Through creating an efficient routine, you can better accomplish things that need to be done within a shorter amount of time and allow yourself to do activities that you enjoy doing. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn their recipe on how to build a routine to better manage your stress and wellbeing!

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 1410 reads | 0 comments
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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

Life Experience

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

By: Diana Smith 834 reads | 0 comments
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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Quarantine

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 8899 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

COVID 19

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 2656 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Mental Health

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 9411 reads | 0 comments
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Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

SFU Health and Counselling Services

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all.  I can not control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can contribute this...

By: Eileen Feliciano 124867 reads | 0 comments
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Your Health Matters In The Workplace

Health Peers

Mental health is integral to your growth in the workplace; which Elvina expands upon in her unique and enlightening experience as a Marketing & Outreach Assistant with SFU Health & Counselling Service. Read on to find out how it is important to look after your well-being while being motivated and productive in your workplace.

By: Elvina Prasad 1666 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Health and Counselling Services: More Than Just Your Average School Clinic

Mental Health Awareness

SFU's Health and Counselling Services are offering incredible services and events to help students deal with the stress and anxiety that school life brings. So why aren't more students taking advantage of these services? Mutinta, who worked with HCS, brings awareness to many of the awesome resources HCS provides.

By: Mutinta Bbela 1006 reads | 0 comments
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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

Peer Education

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

By: Javairia Raza 4142 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Peer Education

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 3743 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

Peer Programs

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

By: Amy (Amandeep) Gill 7943 reads | 0 comments
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