Whether you are new to Acadia or are a returning student, we want you to have as healthy experience as possible. Sometimes that means taking care of the basics – sleep, nutrition, and physical activity. It is also important that you bring with you any prescription medication that you are taking along with some other health supplies.
- Fever-reducing and pain medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Anti-nausea medication like dimenhydrinate (commonly called “Gravol”)
- Bring copies of your prescriptions to your health clinic appointment.
- Keep a copy of your emergency contacts in a convenient location. These can include your parents, RA (if you live in residence), extended family, and friends.
Why is self-care important as a student?
The transition to university can be an unsettling time. Taking care of your well-being and managing your stress helps you adapt and thrive so that university life can be the best it can be.
Be aware of what you need:
- What makes you feel nourished and re-energized?
- What stresses you out?
- When do you feel drained? After doing what?
- What makes you anxious?
- What are you comfortable with?
- What is something that you enjoy?
If you feel like you're struggling, consider talking to Acadia's Student Advisor or Counselling Centre. Accessible Learning services are also available.
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