This month, during the week of Nov. 4-8, 2013, UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses celebrated Thrive week. Thrive is a week dedicated to promoting positive mental health on campus through education, awareness and fun. Thrive week highlights groups, initiatives, programs and resources available on campus that can be accessed year round to build skill development and resiliency.
In recognition of what seems to have been our biggest and best Thrive to date, we would like to share how UBC thrives, through numbers:
- 2 participating campuses (Vancouver, Okanagan)
- 5 participating locations (Point Grey, Robson Square, Diamond Health Care Centre, BC Women’s Hospital, Kelowna)
- 10 Organizing Committee members (6 Vancouver staff, 2 Okanagan staff, 2 student staff)
- 16 Staff/faculty volunteers
- 34 Student volunteers
- 57 Partners
- 65 Events
- 100 Lawn Signs (Vancouver)
- 500 Rubber Duckies (Okanagan)
- 2500 Stress Balls (Vancouver)
- 4606 Web Visits (thrive.ubc.ca)
- A sold-out Science of Happiness presentation! (Okanagan)
- UBC’s Largest Zumba Class ever! (Vancouver)
Thrive is about building community and about understanding that we all have mental health. We can build our positive mental health in order to be resilient, to be successful academically or professionally and to thrive.
Thrive may be a one-week initiative, but we can work to strengthen our mental health year-round by talking about it, learning about it, thinking about it and discovering news skills and resources. Take advantage of what UBC has to offer to build your positive mental health and to thrive at UBC all year.