Self-Care and Help Seeking

Attend to signs of neglect and stress to maintain overall health and wellness. The following resources will help you engage in self-care and help-seeking.
  • Future Prof Series

    These interactive seminars for future professors and professionals provide valuable insight into teaching and career-strategies across the disciplines. The workshops in this series are constantly evolving to meet the current interests of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

  • Financial Literacy in Graduate School

    Stay educated about your personal finances to minimize stress and gain confidence in your financial literacy as a graduate student. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions and to create short-term and long-term budgets. Learn tips and tricks to improve your spending habits, understand savings options, and plan the sensible use of credit.

  • Wellness Forum and Candid Conversations

    The Wellness Forum features keynote speaker Jennie Massey, Associate Vice-President, Student Experience, Western University. The keynote presentation will be followed by a lunch and graduate stakeholder fair. After lunch, graduate students will break-out into groups for "Candid Conversations", an opportunity to engage in discussion about the graduate student experience.

  • Thriving Under Pressure

    Stress can positively or negatively impact your ability to feel good and achieve success, depending on how you manage it. This workshop is designed to help you better understand stress, its causes, and the factors that maintain it. In this workshop, you will be invited to reflect on your personal experiences and your unique wellness needs. It is a valuable starting point or refresher as you work towards balancing your academic commitments with your physical and mental wellness.

  • On the Road to Resilience

    Imagine a situation where you face critique from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With these scenarios in mind, this session will look at the definition of resilience, identify why resilience is important in gradschool and your future career; and show you ways to build resilience. The goal of this workshop is to decrease your stress and optimize your well-being as you pursue academic success and your career aspirations.

  • The Imposter Syndrome

    Do you ever feel like your faking it in graduate school? Do you feel like you're just fooling your professors? Do you think, 'If I can do it, anyone can?' If so, join the club! Millions of people around the world - from bright university students to their professors - secretly worry they're not as capable as other people 'think' they are. It's called the Imposter Syndrome, and there is a cure. In this workshop, learn about Imposter Syndrome and the skills and techniques to manage it.