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Discover more how students can work with SFU's Health Promotion team to provide health education outreach on a variety of topics, as well as deliver or coordinate full-term programs that enhance the well-being of SFU students.

Learn more by visiting the Health Peers (HP) website.

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Overcoming Barriers to Staying Active at Home: Tips and Advice

When surveyed, students reported that the top four barriers to staying active were poor weather, lack of energy, loneliness, and lack of time. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog for some tips on ways to combat these barriers and build a healthy routine. 

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10 Ergonomic Tips for Working or Studying at Home

With more people working and studying from home, it is important to make sure our working environment is efficient and safe. Check out the Health Peer Educators’ blog article for some tips about creating a more physically ergonomic-friendly workspace at.

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Online Dating and Keeping Safe

The pandemic has made online dating a more popular way of meeting new people. While online dating is a great way to e-meet new people, you might also find yourself in potentially uncomfortable situations with strangers. Read on to learn more about which red flags the Health Peers recommend keeping a keen eye out.

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10 Things Students Wished Instructors Knew About Remote Learning

The Health Peer Educators, in conjunction with SFU Health and Counselling Services, did an informal Instagram poll a few weeks ago to learn more about students’ experiences with remote learning. Check out the resulting recommendations suggested by students for how instructors can improve students’ experience in remote classes.

 

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Digital Flourishing: How to Support Your Well-being in a Digital World

Digital technology has become a staple in all aspects of our daily lives. As a result, it is necessary to embed practices and boundaries that promote mindful usages of technology. Check out Health & Counselling Services’ tips on how to support your well-being in this digital world.

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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

Through creating an efficient routine, you can better accomplish things that need to be done within a shorter amount of time and allow yourself to do activities that you enjoy doing. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn their recipe on how to build a routine to better manage your stress and wellbeing!

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How to Build a Routine: Choose Your Strategy

With more distractions around at home, it can be easy to catch yourself procrastinating or avoiding tasks. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn strategies on how to build a routine to manage your time and stress better! 

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Your Involvement Matters

Many students are involved “behind the counter” at Health & Counselling, whether working as co-op students or leading student groups and initiatives. This is who - and HOW - you can get involved with Health & Counselling as a student.

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Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

As a student, food is literally my life. I wish I was joking but food is how I bond with friends, how I cope with exams and what I use to wake myself up in the morning. 

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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

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The Student Faces Behind Peer Health Education

The Peer Health Educators, also known as the Health Peers, are an amazing group of students who hold events and workshops to promote various health topics to their peers. I was able to interview a few of the Health Peers to discuss their involvement with the program. Whether you are interested in getting involved or want more information on the types of events held by the Health Peers, keep reading to find out more.

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