Off and Running is a casual running and walking group for UBC students with anxiety or depression. More information in their flyer below:
Our good friend Josh, a former facilitator and administrator here at the Kaleidoscope, has started a new mental health awareness initiative through this blog Mental Health Point of View: http://mhpov.com/ – Here he hopes to write about his personal experiences dealing with mental illness, and so far looks to be a very earnest, informative, and well-intentioned effort to help reduce stigma and generate discussion around important topics in mental health. Please take a look and also connect with MHPOV on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mhpov) and twitter (https://twitter.com/mhpov).
– nature of their mental illness (what was the illness, how long did/have they experienced it for, a brief summary of their interactions with healthcare professionals eg. pharmacists, physicians, social workers, psychiatrists, etc., if applicable)
– experience and/or comfort level with public speaking
– and any additional questions they may have for me
Any information shared with me will remain between myself and my committee leader, Anita, and will not be shared with anyone else until the potential speaker has decided to commit to presenting at the conference.
The Kaleidoscope will be meeting throughout the summer every Tuesday from 4-5PM at the CSI in Brock Hall. More detailed instructions on the location here: http://the-kaleidoscope.com/about/
We would like to wish everyone a great summer and also say a big thanks to all who have connected with us this past school year. We look forward to seeing you if you would like to be a part of The Kaleidoscope this summer!
The Kaleidoscope is very proud to be a part of the UBC Mental Health Network. The Ubyssey recently did an interview with Josh about the network, and you can read it here:
Hello UBC Students,
Are you starting to feel a bit stressed about exams? We have the perfect way to beat your stress. Come on down to The Centre for Student Involvement (9:30-1:00) and the Chapman Learning Commons (11:00-3:00) for Stress Less for Exam Success. There will be a variety of fun activities and free food, with everything from a free parfait breakfast in the Centre for Student Involvement to board games and meditation exercises in the Chapman Learning Commons. There will also be much more, so check out this link to learn more: http://blogs.ubc.ca/
Good Luck on exams!
MHAC will be hosting a careers night to hear from different professionals in the mental health field. Great opportunity for students who want to get information on the available career options in the field. Our very own Nicole will be one of the speakers, so we’d love it if you came out! Please see the flyer below for details. RSVP on the facebook link here: http://www.facebook.com/events/252108901545110/
UBC reports has recently put up an article talking about the new “Early Alert” campus wide program to provide early support and services to students struggling with their mental and academic wellbeing. Victor from the kaleidoscope makes a guest appearance and quote as well!
Check out the article here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2012/02/29/early-alert-comes-to-ubc/?src=email
The full issue is available here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubc-reports/
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