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Student Health Assistance & Resilience Program (SHARP)

Please note that the Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is on hold for the 2019-2020 academic year. All Health Promotions queries can be directed towards: Maryam Goudarzi, Health Promotions Programs Coordinator at maryam.goudarzi@ryerson.ca, external link.

What is SHARP?

The Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is designed to help you develop lifelong skills for managing your health and well-being. We believe that healthy students are better learners, but learning to take control of your health may be overwhelming and difficult to do if you don’t know how. A SHARP Ambassador will work with you to create a plan that will enable you to make healthy lifestyle changes, and assist in creating a wellness plan that is fun and achievable.

What are the benefits?

There is a great deal of evidence that suggests that there is a correlation between your health and academic performance. SHARP will enable you to make healthy lifestyle changes that will help you overcome the barriers to success that exist in a post-secondary environment.

  • Learn lifelong skills for improving your health and productivity.

  • Increase your own health promoting capacity.

  • Learn how to create and implement a Personal Wellness Plan.

  • Learn how to make informed healthy choices and healthy behaviour changes, like:

    • Quitting or reducing your smoking habit.

    • Reducing your alcohol intake to safer levels.

    • Increasing your physical activity levels.

    • Improve your mental health and well-being.

  • Increase your self confidence.

  • Establish or increase your resourceful behaviours.

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Relationships

  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition

  • Weight

  • Alcohol & Drug Use and Misuse

  • Transitions through University

  • Dealing with Change

  • Resilience Building

  • Coping Strategies