Healthy Campus Unit

Unwind Your Mind

Unwind Your Mind, a mental health initiative, supports students during the exam season every semester. The program fosters student connection to one another, promotes strategies to de-stress, and brings resources to where students study. Activities include: fitness classes, healthy snack handouts, wisdom corners, and resource stations.

Launched in 2011, Unwind Your Mind has grown from a single booth in John W. Scott Library to various programs and activities across all U of A Libraries. The Healthy Campus Unit's student team works with thirty campus partners and many volunteers to make Unwind Your Mind happen.

Check out the full schedule of activities!

Participate in the Unwind Your Mind Challenge

Have an idea to help students de-stress? The Wellness Project is calling on our campus community to create your own version of an Unwind Your Mind activity or event. We're looking for creative and innovative ideas to promote positive mental health and help students through the exam season. More information for the Unwind Your Mind Challenge can be found here

How can you get involved?

  1. Apply for a mini grant of up to $1,000 dollars to implement your idea.
  2. Have the resources, but not sure how to get started? Request a copy of the Unwind Your Mind toolkit and promotional materials to plan your own stress-busting event by emailing us at
  3. Already planning an event during the exam season? Submit it to the Unwind Your Mind calendar by emailing