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Welcome Week 2022 #TakeCareMac

Welcome to all the incoming McMaster students and welcome back to students returning to studies during the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

This Welcome Week, the Student Wellness Centre is encouraging students to ‘Take Care’ by exploring the following themes: 

Self care: Different things work for different people, self care is not a one-size fits all model. It is important to explore what works for you in different situations!

Community care: Creating a caring community is about recognizing your strengths and ways you offer support to others.

Reaching out for support: Reaching out to someone that is caring and supportive to share what’s going on in our lives can be a helpful way of feeling less lone and offers support when navigating these challenges.

Giving support: Often if we take time to reflect on our own experiences, we can begin to identify some helpful approaches to providing support. 

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Take Care Mac Booklet Read Now

Explore how self care, community care, reaching out, and giving support can look during your university experience! Access an expertly curated list of key McMaster wellness resources.

The SWC is offering the #TakeCareMac booklet as an opportunity for reflection and an overview of information that might help you in your journey at McMaster.

There are many ways our wellness is influenced by the people, systems, and environment around us, and how we maintain our well-being will look different for each of us at different times.

We’re sharing a few ideas in this booklet to continue the conversation on these topics both individually and collectively as a McMaster community.

Take Care Mac Submission Wall Read & Share Now!

The McMaster Student Wellness Centre wants to know; how do you take care? Share your unique university experiences on our digital Padlet wall. Read through other students’ posts to learn how they #TakeCare at university!

How it works….

Step 1: Pick a question (this will be the title of your post)

  • What self care works for you?

  • What adds value & joy to your day?

  • What is a way a friend has helped you out that made you feel cared for?

  • How have you supported a friend in a time of need?

  • Where do you go for support?

Step 2: Write your unique answer. Include a picture or gif if possible!

Step 3: Sign your post with your first name, year, & program if you are comfortable!

SWC Welcome Week Events SWC Welcome Week Events & Schedule

We will be across campus this week, participating in tons of Welcome Week activities. You can also visit us anytime at PGCLL 201 / 210.

Be sure to check out our list of events. Come by to learn about our services and get some free swag! We hope to see you there.