On Point & On Time: MyWellness during MyMidterms

Date Posted: November 12, 2013

We’re almost done! First semester is about to wrap up and all those papers and last-minute studying has to be done.

Being a student is stressful with everything happening all at once and you feel like you’ve got no time to get everything done. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

There are a lot of services on campus that are free of charge that you can use. For example, if you are having troubles with your essay, there is a Writing Skills Centre located in the Library or if you are having difficulties with your instructors or anything that has to do with your education, your SA VP College Affairs is here to help you!

Before this semester ends, your Students’ Association is planning a week of fun activities focusing on relaxation methods and giving students an opportunity to live a stress-free life before exams!

MyWellness during MyMidterms will run from Nov. 14 to 22. There will be events in the Forum ranging from a puppy room to giving out free hugs. To find out more about MyWellness during MyMidterms: RDC’s Mental Health Awareness Week, watch for signs and updates on the Students’ Association webpage at www.sardc.ab.ca There will also be health and wellness-related services joining us throughout the week.

Your Students’ Association has also introduced the MyWellness website which incorporates information on all the services and supports for students on campus and in the community.

One unique feature of the MyWellness site is the online assessment tool, Feeling Better Now. This tool is an add-on to the current Students’ Association of Red Deer College Health and Dental Plan. This is free for all RDC students regardless of whether or not you opted out of the plan back in September.

This online survey can be taken anytime you’re not feeling good.  Simply go online and answer the questions. The tool will generate a report, which at your discretion, you can take it to a physician, counselor, or any practitioner of your choice. This tool is the only mental health assessment tool that is accredited by the Canadian College of Family Physicians.

It is always important to seek help, there are people around us that are willing to listen and equipped to help.

Visit the mystudentplan.ca/reddeer/mywellness website to find out more about the services and supports your Students’ Association, Red Deer College and the larger community offers!


Article Author: Martin Cruz, SA President

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