The Hub Mental health check-in for AU students

Mental health check-in for AU students

By: Melissa Watkins, Mental Health Coordinator

Athabasca University students have 24/7 access to mental health resources

Life as a student often comes with stress and anxiety about the unknown, which complicates managing daily tasks, including your studies.

Athabasca University’s (AU) Learner Support Services is here for you!

How are you feeling?

I'm having a good day!

This is great news! Keep it going by connecting with friends and family through phone, email, and social media. Try to set up a daily routine with activities such as connecting with someone, studying, or incorporating mindfulness, which many find helpful.

Mindfulness activities focus on breathing and different areas of your body or practicing gentle exercise to help you relax and concentrate. Here are some free mindfulness activities from that you may find useful to help guide relaxation with your current thoughts and feelings.

I am functioning well and keeping up with my studies!

Remember to keep a daily schedule of studies to keep you on track and allocate two hours a day per course. Connect with your tutor or academic expert if you need some support.

Don’t forget to check in on your own mental health and wellness as part of your daily routine. Remind yourself you are doing well and keep positive about your studies and future opportunities.

Today is a bad day and I wouldn't mind reaching out to someone.

AU is here to support you and your academic journey. If you need support with staying on track with your studies, you can book an appointment with AU Counselling Services.

I am feeling anxious and stressed.

Anxiety is our normal reaction to stress. We all experience different levels of stress throughout our lives in response to life events, and this is okay.

During times of uncertainty, managing anxiety is important for our own mental health.

Don’t forget AU students have access to resources 24/7 through Carepath Digital Health.

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  • May 1, 2024
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Melissa Watkins, Mental Health Coordinator