ABC (Awareness, Balance, Choice)
University is often the time when people begin discovering who they are as individuals. This may include experimenting with new experiences such as getting a new tattoo or piercing, or heading out to the bar with friends on Saturday night. These experiences can be fun, safe, and enjoyable if the necessary precautions are taken. Awareness, Balance, Choice (ABC) is a group of peer health educators who raise awareness and initiate education about low-risk behaviours and decision making.
Our objective is to create a safe and accepting campus for everyone where they are free to choose low-risk options as part of a balanced lifestyle. We provide information on healthy decisions regarding alcohol and drug use, tattoos and piercings, vaccinations such as the flu shot, condom usage, and general safety on and off campus.
Visit The Wellness Education Centre for more information related to low-risk behaviours.
Resources and Information
- Go Ask Alice (at Columbia University)
- Marijuana (Brown University)
- Energy Drink Dangers (Brown University)
For Information about alcohol or drug related sexual assault, visit SAFE's page (another team from The Wellness Education Centre)
Visit the University of Guelph's Mental Well-Being website for more information on Mental Wellness, including how to help a friend in need, and quick tips on dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, relationship issues, and sleep issues. Also find other healthy living resources on campus and ways to get connected and involved in your campus community for overall mental health and wellbeing.