Mental Wellness During COVID-19

Anxiety, Currently Offered

Take care of your well-being during this pandemic!

What is Mental Wellness During COVID-19?

These virtual drop-in groups are intended to provide psycho-educational information to SFU students dealing with issues related to student life during a global pandemic, particularly during this phase of transitioning or returning to campus in Fall 2021.

These sessions will be facilitated by Health and Counselling’s Access Case Manager, Deborah Fung, who is also trained as a registered clinical counsellor.

How does it work?

Topics include: 

  • Coping with changes on Friday, October 1
  • Making meaningful connections during this challenging time on Thursday, October 7
  • Coping with perfectionism on Thursday, October 14
  • Establishing healthy boundaries on Thursday, October 28 

These are drop-in sessions with no registration required. Feel free to join only one session or up to all four. 

How do I join?

You can find the Zoom links in the Upcoming Session section. Please enter the Zoom 5 to 10 minutes before the workshop starts in case of any technical difficulties.

For more information or questions regarding this program, you can contact Deborah Fung at

Fall 2021 Schedule

Sessions will be held via Zoom.

This four-part series will be held via Zoom.

Fri, October 1 |  10:30 to 11:30am

Thurs, October 7 |  10:30 to 11:30am

Thurs, October 14 | 10:30 to 11:30am

Thurs, October 28 | 2:00 to 3:00pm

Check out Upcoming Session for any updated times or changes to the sessions.

Upcoming Session


If you are unable to attend the live sessions, check out these PowerPoints with audio recordings from our facilitators.

Making Meaningful Connection​

  • What is Meaningful Connection? ​
  • Why does it matter?​
  • How do we increase Meaningful Connections during a Pandemic?​
  • Further Resources
  • Conclusion & Takeaways

Coping with Perfectionism during a Pandemic​

  • What is Perfectionism? ​
  • What are the Pitfalls of Perfectionism?​
  • What about Perfectionism during the Pandemic?​
  • What can we do to help ourselves cope?
  • Reflection and Closing

Developing Healthy Boundaries

  • What do Healthy Boundaries mean for me?
  • What are the advantages of Healthy Boundaries?
  • What are the differences between empathy and sympathy?
  • What are the different types of Boundaries?
  • How do I set Boundaries for myself?
  • Reflection and Closing

Recognizing Signs of Distress in Self and Others

  • What does distress look like in me?
  • What is my experience of being distressed?
  • What do I do if I believe someone around me is distressed?
  • Distress in others
  • Reflection and Closing

About the Facilitators

Deborah Fung

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Deborah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and passionate about supporting students wherever they're at in their personal mental health journey.  Her previous roles at SFU involved academic advising and program planning for new students, which fostered her appreciation for the variety of unique needs across a diverse student population.  As an Access Case Manager, Deborah is curious to learn about the details of your individual concerns so that she can connect you with the best fit resource to support you.