The Counselling Centre
SMU Healthy Minds Team
The Saint Mary’s Healthy Minds Team is a group of student volunteers committed to raising awareness for mental health issues and promoting wellbeing on and off campus.
By working with The Counselling Centre and overseen by the Intake and Programs Coordinator, Bobbi Beuree, the Healthy Minds Team engages in student outreach, facilitates events to promote psychological wellness and educates peers on issues surrounding mental health. The goal of the team is to ensure that the Saint Mary’s community is sensitive towards the issues surrounding psychological wellness and are aware of the resources available to students who may be dealing with mental health issues.
By fostering a sense of community and acceptance on campus, the Healthy Minds Team aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and create an environment where conversations about mental wellbeing are open and welcomed.
All of the team’s volunteers are dedicated to the core ideals of the mission. They are passionate and educated student leaders who want to enact meaningful change to help their school community.
To see some of the activities and projects we are working on, please visit our Facebook page.
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If you want to get involved with The Healthy Minds Team, we encourage you to submit an application!
The 2018-2019 Healthy Minds Team
Name: Phillip Harnanan
Philip is in his first year, both attending Saint Mary’s where he is studying Psychology, and is part of the Healthy Minds Team. He looks forward to helping make Saint Mary’s University an enjoyable and productive environment for students, helping to create an environment where everyone can do their best, both academically and socially. He hopes to help end the stigma surrounding mental health, and make university an experience to remember.
Name: Ruth Shelton
Ruth is a second year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in psychology. She is passionate about mental health and is looking forward to spreading mental health awareness and reducing stigma. Ruth hopes to promote a healthy and accepting culture on campus as a first year member of the Healthy Minds Team.
Name: Sarah Duggan
Sarah is in her first year at Saint Mary’s University, and is very excited to be joining the Healthy Minds Team! She has always been very passionate about raising mental health awareness, and hopes that with the Healthy Minds Team, she can make a difference with ending the stigma. After university she wants to be a Psychiatrist, and hopes to continue to help people struggling with their mental health.