The transition to university can be tough, and we aren’t just talking about adjusting to tough classes. During your time here at Western, you’ll be faced with so many new challenges, and we want to help you navigate them. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to take care of yourself, each other and this place. Review the videos below to educate yourself on topics ranging from mental health, to resiliency to even making smart substance decisions.
Cycling Through Consent Video
Understanding consent is as easy as riding a bike! Trust us, you’ll see the similarities once you watch this video. Only 1 in 3 Canadians understand what consent is, so check it out and share with a friend to keep the conversation going!
How Are You? Video
Have you ever asked someone how they are, but didn’t quite believe the answer? Next time, dig deeper. You could be the person that encourages them to open up and seek out support. This short video relays the importance of having real conversations.
University is full of ups and downs. So, how do you deal with the downs? By being resilient. Resiliency is an important skill that anyone can learn with some practice. Check out this video for some quick tips to help you overcome failure and shift to a growth mindset. These skills will help you throughout life; it’s important to start building resiliency early!
Take Care Video
At Western, we all care about each other. Health and safety is a shared responsibility of all employees and students, and we must work together to protect our community. This video features members of the Western community explaining why it’s important to take care of ourselves and others in the time of COVID-19.
You made it to university! Now that you’re living on your own, it’s up to you to take responsibility of your wellness. This means eating well, getting enough sleep, exercising, and staying connected with others. Check out this video to learn why maintaining your wellness is important, and for some tips you can use to improve your habits.