Student Affairs offers wellness opportunities

By Prerna Bajaj

As Sheridan gears up to start the new semester, students are looking to enhance their post-secondary education beyond the classroom. 

Sheridan Student Leadership and First-Year Experience, Sheridan Wellness and Counselling, Accessible Learning, Sheridan Student Union and Sheridan Bruins have created many opportunities for students to increase their sense of belonging, well-being and engagement. 

Thriving in Action (TiA): An initiative to help students thrive academically and personally. TiA helps build motivation, optimism and resilience, along with learning strategies essential like time management and effective studying.

Sheridan Moves: A campaign that encourages Sheridan community members to get moving in nature, watch for opportunities to connect with others before and after the session.

Thrive Week: To promote #SheridanWellness, this week-long initiative will include a series of events facilitated by partners across the college that supports student, staff, faculty and community well-being. Thrive Week will take place on Oct. 4 to 8.

Leadership Development Opportunities: Educational events, workshops and activities designed to help students develop their identity as a leader by Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Community. These include Leadership Bridge Program Collegiate Leadership Competition, LeaderSHOPs, Lunch and Leads, Student Leadership Conferences

Peer Mentoring: Senior students hired to support and guide incoming students with their transition to post-secondary life. Peer Mentors meet one-on-one and in small groups, offer events, activities and MentorSHOPs.

Sheridan Social Groups: Peer Mentor led groups for students to connect with other students who share a common interest or identity.

Prerna Bajaj, MPH is a health promotion specialist with Student Affairs.

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