Student Wellness Services

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Peer Health Educator Workshops 

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are available to run workshops on a variety of health topics. All of the workshops are free, with the exception of the Food Skills workshop. The Food Skills workshop costs $5 per participant, which covers the cost of the meal.

The PHE workshops are all interactive and experiential! 

Food Skills

Take a break from the dining hall to learn basic cooking skills and how to be safe in the kitchen, while also getting to eat a delicious meal with other students! This workshop takes place in the Health Promotion Yellow Cottage (140 Stuart St) and can only accommodate 10 students at once. There is $5 fee per student to cover the cost of the meal.

Meals on a Budget

Learn strategies to eat healthy on a budget such as meal planning, effective grocery shopping and  easy meal prep! 

Creating Perspectives

In collaboration with Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC), Peer Health Educators will help lead a workshop on mental health awareness and anti-stigma education. This workshop will include a variety of activities, discussions and a speaker with a lived experience story.

Party Smart

This workshop uses an interactive format to educate students on safer alcohol and cannabis use, while also busting the myths associated with alcohol and cannabis at Queen's.  

Take a Break

Take a break from studying and learn about how to use games and laughter to reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve mood! This workshop includes ping-pong, colouring, board games and other mindful activities.

Sleep Your Way Through University

Sleep is important for academics, mental health and overall well-being, but most students have difficulty getting high quality sleep. This workshop helps students adjust their sleep hygiene habits to help them get a better night's rest. This workshop includes herbal tea and an optional progressive muscle relaxation to allow students to experience what it is like to relax before bed.

40 Minute Focus

Between balancing classes, projects, extra-curriculars and life, any student can feel stressed out and overwhelmed! 40 Minute Focus invites you to step away from the stress and unplug, decompress and relax. This workshop is set-up in a calming environment and guides students through three different meditative practices to help them de-stress and re-focus. This workshop is currently being offered as a drop-in session on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. beginning September 18th at the Ban Righ Centre. Starting January 2019, this workshop will be available for request to be delivered in residence.  

 To book a workshop, please visit the "Request a Workshop" section on this page. For more information on any of these workshops, please contact Schuyler Schmidt, Peer Health Outreach Coordinator, at schuyler.schmidt@queensu.ca.