Mental Health and Wellness

The Public Health Agency of Canada describes Positive Mental Health as "the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face."

Positive Mental Health does not simply mean the absence of mental illness, just as there is more to health than the absence of physical illness. Mental health is a component of overall health and wellness, and is shaped by the many variables in our lives. Experiencing positive mental health can help you to deal with life’s challenges and experience life to the fullest! 

Supporting your mental health is important to St. Thomas University. Please browse the website to discover supports, events, workshops, programs and resources that are designed to enhance your mental health and overall well-being. 

Coping Skills Workshops

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm on Teams

Join STU Mental Health for Coping Skills Workshops every Tuesday at 12:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. This workshop series will help you set goals, reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and improve your mood. 

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Confidential Group Counselling

STU Mental Health offers several groups for students. For more information on any of the groups listed below and to enrol, please contact mentalhealth@stu.ca

  • Quieting the Anxious Mind
  • A Mindful Approach to Depression
  • Releasing Shame: Food and Body Positivity group
  • Social Anxiety and Loneliness support group
  • Resiliency in Colour BIPOC group

Counselling

Feeling down? Anxious? Having trouble coping with life at University? STU Counselling can help with that!

Self-Help Resources

Your mental health can be affected by numerous factors in your life—these local and self-help resources can help!