Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope displays stories gathered from students, staff and faculty at Queen's University about hope, resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
Implemented at Queen's University by the Student Mental Health Collective 2022-23.
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Stories of Hope

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

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!

Apply now!

Read some of our featured stories

Breakups Suck!

Read about Maddie's story overcoming heartbreak and loss after the end of a long-term relationship.

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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. 

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Journey to Body Acceptance

Read about Fiona's story of body acceptance and redefining her relationship with her body.

Content warning: eating disorders

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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

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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.

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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.

Learn More Here!