What is Thrive?
Thrive is a campus-wide initiative designed to promote building positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff. This year marks the seventh annual Thrive week at UBC. Thrive will be held at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses Nov. 2-6, 2015.
Thrive builds understanding, critical thinking and dialogue about mental health, and highlights UBC’s visions, strategies and accomplishments in the promotion of mental well-being. To learn more, be sure to check out our Thrive video or visit www.thrive.ubc.ca for ideas and inspiration – the site will post regular updates as Thrive approaches.
How to Get Involved
Participating in the Not Myself Today Campaign
It can sometimes be a difficult to come up with ways in which your department or unit can participate in Thrive. This year, UBC is partnering with the Not Myself Today Campaign, an initiative focused on reducing stigma and supporting mental health in the workplace.
This year’s partnership with Not Myself Today is designed to provide departments with a ready-made and easy-to-use action plan for participating in Thrive Week. Join us in celebrating diversity, community and respect as colleagues at UBC.
Hosting Special Thrive Events, Promoting Thrive and Incorporating Thrive in the Classroom
If your Department, Faculty or Unit would like to host a special Thrive event and/or assist in the promotion of Thrive, please visit http://thrive.ubc.ca/become-a-partner/ to register as a partner.
Faculty Member Partners:
If you would like to integrate and foster positive mental health within your teaching and learning environments, please visit http://thrive.ubc.ca/become-a-partner/ to register as a partner.
For more information, please contact Miranda Massie, Health Promotions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604/822-8762.
If you are interested in partnering with Thrive week at the Okanagan campus, please email Tracey Hawthorn at email@example.com.