As part of the Future Legacies Program, Dr. Jennifer Laffier from Ontario Tech University hosted an online workshop for high school seniors on stress management.
Workshop Description: Heading off to college or university can be both exciting and scary at the same time. There is so much to do, to prepare for, and so many changes. This adjustment period, and the first year of college, can challenge our mental health at times causing stress, anxiety and even sadness. It’s important to put in place coping strategies to support our mental health. In this session we will talk about typical challenges 1st year students encounter and strategies to prepare yourself for those challenges. We will also explore things you can start to do now to ensure you feel mentally, socially and emotionally ready for a fantastic journey.