Mental health matters
When you are a student, academic life can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Mental and emotional health is not linear. Some days can feel great, but others can be challenging. The mental health resources below guide and support students to find and maintain resilience to thrive in their academic environment. Our online resources include skills, tools, and knowledge to increase mental health and emotional literacy.
Social and political factors can contribute to greater stress and anxiety. These “social determinants of health” refer to people who experience health inequity in certain areas of life including education, food security, income, employment, housing, and physical and mental abilities. These experiences are often held by minority communities or marginalized groups, including gender and sexual minority groups, visible minorities, disability members, and Indigenous peoples.
Remember, students can hold many intersecting social and political identities, impacting their health and wellness journey. Discrimination, racism, and marginalization need to be addressed. If you're a UFV student impacted by these experiences, let us offer you support.