Do you want to be part of a solution? Are you interested in changing the culture at UBC to be more aware and supportive of those with mental health concerns? Do you feel like the university community needs to be more engaged in providing for its students, faculty and staff good mental health practices like stress reduction and social support? Do you wonder how these things can be accomplished? Then you are invited! This free event includes lunch and an opportunity to engage in dialogue with others around issues of mental health promotion, policy and stigma. You must register in advance so that Sarah, the organizer, knows how many people to plan for! Hope to see you there for an inspiring day of planning and action. Read on for the details:
A dialogue about mental wellbeing
Amid news reports of university student depression, and a growing awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing for academic success at university, many students at UBC want to engage in a dialogue about mental health. New student initiatives have emerged such as the new Mental Health Awareness Club and The Kaleidoscope, among others.
In October, 2010, the second annual Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses conference was held in BC. Many UBC groups and services sent representatives to this engaging two-day event where participants had an opportunity to explore issues related to university student mental health. As a follow-up to this event, Healthy Minds at UBC, in consultation with many of the groups who attended Healthy Minds – Healthy Campuses, is planning a one-day event at UBC to encourage dialogue about mental health, healthy minds, and decreasing stigma of mental illness.
DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: CENTRE FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN BROCK HALL
REGISTER ONLINE BY FEB. 23 FOR THIS FREE EVENT
Includes lunch and an opportunity to hear a keynote speaker, as well as participate in a dialogue-centred activity with other UBC students, staff and faculty.