Going from high school to post-secondary education in a college or university, can be a very stressful time. A student’s personal resilience, or ability to deal on their own with adversity, could be tested for the first time during this period. They may be faced with new challenges and stressors without the support of their family or long time friends.

Many students simply survive their first year of post-secondary with a few tears, some hard lessons learned and sleep deprivation. For some it is much more traumatic. But with the right tools and knowledge, most students can thrive. Healthy choices and strategies in the face of stressors can mean the difference between academic success or failure, not to mention maintaining balance between their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

From Surviving to Thriving is a resource that helps students to identify their stressors and how they respond to them. Students will also learn to examine the choices they could make when faced with a difficult situation. The strategies they learn will help them build resilience and the skills to get through challenges more successfully.

While you may not be a student going into post-secondary education yourself, you may know someone who is. Consider sharing this resource to help them build resilience for the school year and beyond.