Mental Wellness During COVID-19

Take care of your well-being during this pandemic!

What is Mental Wellness During COVID-19?

Mental Wellness During COVID-19 is a series of four workshops open to all SFU students. It is intended to provide peer support/connection and psycho-educational information to those dealing with issues related to student life during a global pandemic. Topics include recognizing signs of distress, coping with perfectionism, staying (or becoming) connected, and developing healthy boundaries.

Recognizing signs of distress (in yourself and others)

Coping with perfectionism

Staying (or becoming) connected

Developing healthy boundaries

How does it work?

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

Where does it take place?

Mental Wellness During COVID-19 takes place online via Zoom.

How do I join? 

You can find the Zoom links in the Upcoming Session section. Please enter the Zoom five to ten 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

Upcoming Session


If you are unable to attend the live sessions, you can 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

Deborah is a 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.


Beth Triano

Beth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working within a client centered, intersectionality framework. She appreciates that students are busy, often overwhelmed and lead lives outside the confines of being a student. Beth’s life experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, group facilitator and graduate student inform her in her counselling work. She strives to support the development of insight, strategies and tools to assist students in reaching their counselling and broader life goals. Beth is a certified EMDR therapist with experience in supporting clients through issues related to trauma history, self-esteem, stress, anxiety and low mood.