Every student faces stress sometimes. You may not always be able to avoid it, but you can make choices that can help you stay resilient and positive. In fact, stress management is an important academic and life skill that you can learn.
How can SASS help you manage stress?
When it comes to managing academic stress, it can be helpful to take a bit of time to look at the big picture and impose some structure on your life. Structure can help you ensure you complete your academic tasks and other commitments, and support your well being.
At SASS, we can help you manage academic stress by offering information and support about topics such as:
- time management and organization
- reading efficiently
- understanding academic expectations
and more. Start with the links above to our online resources. If you would like individualized support, book an appointment with a learning strategist. There is no need for you to manage challenges on your own!
Queen’s offers a wide range of support for students who are managing stress. Explore this page for some helpful ideas from SASS, and links to other resources at Queen’s. (You may like to look into getting support from more than one of these resources because stress can have a few different sources.)
- Student Wellness Services (SWS)
SWS can help with sleep, nutrition, counselling, physician appointments, etc.
- School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
Check out their resources for newly admitted graduate students as well as the Habitat resources for living well and staying well in grad school.
- Faith and Spiritual Life
The Faith and Spiritual Life office provides confidential counseling, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty and staff on campus.
- Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
4D strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students and a site of information and support for the broader Queen’s community.
- Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)
QUIC is a support service for all members of the Queen’s community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.
- Career Services
Career Services offers a comprehensive range of accessible services to support and empowers students in making informed decisions about their career, further education and employment goals.
- Academic Advisors
Scroll down to Academic Counselling and Tutoring for a discipline-specific list of advisors.
- Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS)
The SGPS offers a free and confidential peer advisor program that provides advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals.
- Ban Righ Centre for Mature Women Students
If you are a woman returning to education after a time away, or you are continuing your education while juggling family responsibilities, the Ban Righ Centre has services that may assist you.
- Student Experience Office (SEO)
The SEO provides a number of supports for students, including the peer mentor program.
- Financial Aid
Queen’s offers a wide variety of financial assistance options for students in need.
- Campus Security & Emergency Services
Campus Security’s mandate is to promote a safe and welcoming environment that recognizes and is respectful of the diverse nature of the Queen’s University Community.
There are plenty of other resources on campus to help you; please ask for help if you can’t find what you’re looking for!
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