Connectivity Writing Group

Dear Kaleidoscope members,
A new group is starting up on campus this fall.  Here it is:
You are invited to join Connectivity: Using Writing Practice to Explore Mental Illness.This is not a therapy group, but it is a supportive environment where like minded people can explore the use of writing as a tool in their recovery and also as a bridge to reduce the stigma of mental illness.The group is facilitated by Rebecca Shaw, an M.Ed. student of Adult Education, and a writer living with bipolar II disorder.

Dates: Thursdays starting September 19
Time:
 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Location:  Koerner Library Room 167
Website: http://connectivitygroup.wordpress.com/

Registration is required to ensure we will have the right amount of space.

The Kaleidoscope will continue to have multiple weekly support group meetings as well.

Join us at the 2013 Mental Health Symposium at UBC this Saturday!

Members of Kaleidoscope will be at the Open Your Mind Mental Health Symposium this Saturday, January 26th! Come learn more about mental health services at UBC and engage with us in meaningful discussion about how we can make the UBC campus environment more conducive to mental wellness. Registration closes tomorrow so please RSVP asap!

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (includes refreshments in the morning and full lunch)
3:00pm – 4:30pm Splatter Art
Venue: Brock Hall (map)
Registration deadline: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Full details: http://www.ubcmhn.com/events/mental-health-symposium/

The Kaleidoscope in Canadian Press article

The Canadian Press has written an article about mental health support services in university and the Kaleidoscope is featured. Take a read and share the link!

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/universities-watch-signs-distress-more-students-under-stress-143842993.html

UBC THRIVE 2010

UBC Thrive is an annual, week-long series of events that encourages the UBC Community to invest in healthier living, promote mental wellness, and reduce the stigma surrounding this topic.  This year, Thrive is happening from Nov 1-5.

The Kaleidoscope is going to be hosting a screening and discussion event titled “Portrayals of Madness” to address how mental illness is showcased in cinema.  In this session we will show a variety of film clips and intersperse them with open discussion.  All members of the UBC community are invited to join us on next Tuesday, November 2nd from 6.30-7.30 pm in BUCH A203.