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Social and Cultural Wellness Packages

It can be tough to find the right information about a health question. Read about some common health topics in our e-health packages!

Feel free to download any of the PDFs.

What are the benefits of friendships?

Humans are social beings. The connections and relationships we have impact our health. Meeting new people and making friends is a large part of university. Friends can:

  • Boost happiness

  • Reduce stress

  • Help with coping

  • Increase your sense of belonging


In a university context, it can feel daunting to make new friends and keep old ones. To nurture friendships you can: be kind, listen to them, pay attention, be honest, open up and spend time together.

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