Everyone has mental health and it is normal for it to fluctuate several times throughout your post-secondary journey and life. The Stories of Hope initiative is a student-led initiative that seeks to reduce mental health stigma and promote community and a sense of belonging on campus.
Stories of Hope highlights voices across the Queen's University campus to showcase stories of hope, resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
The Stories of Hope initiative aligns with the Queen's Campus Wellbeing Framework. The framework's goal is to encourage and support an inclusive culture of wellbeing that inspires and enables all who live, learn, and work at Queen's to thrive.
For any questions, concerns, etc. you can contact Aleisha (Project Lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions accepted year-round
All applicants will be provided with supports and resources to help them craft a story.
Fill out the survey if you are interested in having your story featured.
No writing experience needed!
Read some of our featured stories
Read about Maddie's story overcoming heartbreak and loss after the end of a long-term relationship.
A Story of Change and Growth
Read about Linda's story of change and growth from moving away from home for post-secondary to finding her career path.
Journey to Body Acceptance
Read about Fiona's story of body acceptance and redefining her relationship with her body.
Content warning: eating disorders
Red and Green Flags
Read about Dalyah's story about facing harassment and stalking after a breakup and how she dealt with anxiety afterwards.
Content warning: stalking
Determination Pays Off
Read about Jon's journey dealing with anxiety alongside his academic pursuits and how his determination to complete post-graduate education paid off.
Do you have a story to share? Interested in learning more?
Fill out our short survey to book a short consultation to learn more about the process and initiative.