A “State of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community” (WHO, 2015). 1 in 5 individuals have a mental illness, but 5 in 5 have mental health.
What Is Self-Care?
Self-Care refers to actions that people initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well-being. Self-Care can take many different forms, such as journaling, exercising regularly, sleeping and eating well, taking a personal day, spending time with friends and loved ones, and any other activities that reduce stress and make you happy.
Did You Know That…
UMSU hosts two Mental Health Campaign weeks per year (one in each semester) to combat the stigma associated with mental illness, and promote self-care through activities such as art therapy and pet therapy?
Student Counselling Centres
- Fort Garry Campus: 474 UMSU University Centre (204-474-8592)
- Bannatyne Campus: S207 Basic Medical Services Building (204-789-3857)
- Student Accessibility Services: 520 UMSU University Centre (204-474-7423)
- UMSU Vice President Advocacy: 101 UMSU University Centre (204-474-6524)