Did you notice the eerie quietness of campus these past couple of days? The sleepy eyes, tired faces, arguably less fashionable outfit choices, and scent of coffee everywhere?
It’s exam time, people, and stress levels are HIGH.
Luckily for Mac students, there are numerous de-stressing activities going on around campus over the next couple of weeks to help ease the mental strain that comes with exams.
Check out the Stressbusters Calendar that the Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) compiled of all the de-stressing events happening – all of which are free!
Ingie Metwally had Melissa Fernandes, the Wellness Education Coordinator at the Student Wellness Centre (SWC), and Nikhita Singhal, the Mental Health Chair of SHEC, on the Morningfile to talk about stress, ways to cope with and prevent stress, all the de-stressing events going on, and their exam challenges and giveaways. Check out the sound clip below to hear the full interview.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing unusually high levels of stress and/or anxiety, and are interested in reaching out for support, we encourage you to check out any one of the following resources:
- SHEC Drop-In (MUSC 202), 11 am – 2 pm Monday-Friday during exams
- MSU Peer Support Hotline, 7 pm – 1 am, call 905-525-9140 ext. 28888 or message them online
- Student Wellness Centre Counselling Services
- Good2talk, Counselors available 24/7/365, call 1-866-925-5454