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Student Health Assistance & Resilience Peer Program (SHARPP)

What is SHARPP?

The Student Health Assistance and Resilience Peer Program (SHARPP) is a peer support program designed to help you develop lifelong skills for managing your health and well-being. Whether you want to make connections on campus, need help accessing resources, or just want to chat about last night's game, SHARPP ambassadors are here for you. SHARPP was designed to assist students develop lifelong skills for managing their health and well-being. With unlimited 1 to 1 virtual or person meetings, personalized wellness plans and guidance, SHARPP ambassadors support and empower you to make healthy lifestyle changes that will help you overcome the barriers to success that exist in a post-secondary environment.  

Check out the video below to learn more about what SHARPP is and how to get involved. 

What are the benefits?

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

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By participating in SHARPP 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 healthy behaviour changes and informed healthy choices.
  • Increase your self confidence.
  • Establish or increase your resourceful behaviours.
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SHARPP will help you address:
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Relationships
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Weight
  • Alcohol & Drug Use and Misuse
  • Transitions through University
  • Dealing with Change
  • Resilience Building
  • Coping Strategies