Ask a councillor

Question: Aside from one-to-one counselling available to students, what does VIU offer to support students struggling with their mental health and to educate the student population about mental health and illness? Answer: Thank you for this very important and relevant question. As a society, we are still learning how to build and maintain our mental … Continued

New ask a counsellor column

Curious about a counsellor’s perspective on your problems? VIU students are invited to submit questions about mental health and well-being for response in a new column in The Nav. Maybe you’re wondering how to build healthy habits, cultivate calm and confidence, better manage a stressful situation, cope with anxiety or depression, tackle a challenge in … Continued

Adjusting to university life

It’s widely acknowledged that university is stressful. Not only can the courses be difficult, but many university students are also balancing part-time jobs and other responsibilities. They may be living on their own for the first time and attempting to navigate their way into a new social environment. It’s stressful, and that stress may manifest … Continued

New VIU counselor focuses on Indigenous students

Above: Noelle Hanuse, who is from the Oweekeno and Klahoose First Nations, is the latest member of VIU’s Counseling Services team. 📷 VIU Communications By Jenn McGarrigle, VIU Communications  Noelle Hanuse is on a quest – to reach out to Indigenous students at Vancouver Island University (VIU); those who may not be aware of the counselling services … Continued

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