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Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP)

The Student Health Assistance and Resilience Program (SHARP) is designed to help students develop lifelong skills for managing their 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. That’s where we can help. Our team of highly trained peers will guide you through a journey of identifying what you need to know and do, and assist in creating a wellness plan that is fun and achievable.

With a personalized wellness plan and guidance, 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.

SHARP is support and resource focused and involves recognizing one's strengths and building on them. The emphasis of the program is on wellness, rather than on illness or injury.



What are the benefits of SHARP?

Healthy students make better learners. There is a great deal of evidence that suggests that there is a correlation between your health and academic performance. We know that students who perform well academically tend to be students who are healthier and people who are well-educated tend to be healthier.  

By participating in SHARP, you will:

  • 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 help seeking behaviours.


SHARP has 4 tiers that are tailored to help students address a variety of areas:

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships
  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition

  • Weight

  • Alcohol & Drug Use and Misuse
  • Transitions through University

  • Dealing with Change

  • Resilience Building

  • Coping Strategies