MENTAL WELLNESS INITIATIVES
It is no doubt that academics add on to the pressure that students face daily. Furthermore, the COVID-19 situation this year has caused many students to face additional stress. Hence, to encourage students to prioritise their well-rounded and holistic well-being, SMUSA aims to support you through the tough times, being there with you and for you.
SMUSA works closely with Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Center (MWKLSWC) to provide students with information about counselling services as well as tips to maintain a healthy mind.
SMUSA LOVE LETTERS
On Valentine's Day, we kickstarted SMUSA Love Letters in collaboration with The Blue and Gold (TBNG), the publication arm of SMUSA.
SMUSA Love Letters is our inaugural virtual initiative owing to COVID-19 restrictions, created to spread love and kindness among the SMU community on this day and beyond. We created a space for students to send a message of love to the people that make their SMU journey special; be it a best friend, a partner or even their favourite Koufu auntie!
Click the link below to view the Wall of Love, and check out TBNG's special Valentine's Day article here based off of the heartwarming submissions we received.
SMUSA Stories is a social media campaign conceptualised and led by SMUSA's Communications Department aimed at tackling the stigma around mental health in SMU.
By featuring a series of personal and poignant accounts from students and faculty members alike, we strive to raise awareness of the fact that people from all walks of life struggle with mental health issues, and that help is never too far away.
SMU MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK (MHAW)
The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the pace of learning for every student in numerous ways. The constant changes in the course outline and curriculum has undoubtedly increased stress and anxiety as students are expected to adapt to the changes as quick as they came. On top of keeping up with curriculum changes, students also had to attend seminars through WebEx, which although was inevitable, was not very conducive for many.
Through this initiative, SMUSA aims to protect, support and uplift the mental and emotional well-being of students by providing self-care tips and some words of encouragement through SMUSA's Instagram. We coined this initiative “The SMUSA Experience: FINAL-E” as this was introduced during the finals period; before the conclusion of the semester.