To support your personal and workplace wellbeing efforts this year, the Health Promotions team invites you to check out what’s coming this fall. We hope that these events and opportunities inspire you to champion wellbeing personally, within your teams, and beyond.
Dr. Thara Vayali will host her popular Stress & Resilience Series which explores the stress response, how to recognize stress levels, and ways to discover the connection between empathy and stress. Sign up for one session or register for the whole series.
Did you know that you can start UBC’s free 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge every week? New challenge start dates begin each Tuesday, making it easy to fit into your schedule.
We will still hold two group start dates for all faculty and staff (fall 2019 and spring 2020). This year, the fall group challenge will take place during Thrive (November 1-30). Consider signing up as an individual, or encourage your colleagues to take the challenge together!
Mental Health Literacy Training
Established by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training is an evidence-based training program designed to address and promote mental health and reduce stigma in a workplace setting. Spaces are limited, so register early.
Save the date for Thrive: November 1-30
Thrive turns 10 this year! To celebrate this milestone and recognize how this initiative has helped faculty, staff and students to explore their path to mental health, UBC Thrive will be a month-long event in 2019. Sign up for the Healthy UBC newsletter to learn more.
Not Myself Today Campaign (NMT)
This innovative workplace mental health initiative returns for another year to help build greater awareness, reduce stigma, and foster safe and supportive cultures at UBC. NMT kicks off during Thrive, but can be integrated into your department, unit or faculty’s mental health initiatives at any time of the year. Visit the Not Myself Today page to learn how you can become a partner this year.
UBC Launches Wellbeing Strategic Framework
Guided by the vision and calls-to-action in the Okanagan Charter, the new Wellbeing Strategic Framework connects long-term, university-wide aspirations with actions that promote wellbeing in six priority areas:
- Collaborative Leadership
- Mental Health + Resilience
- Food + Nutrition
- Social Connection
- Built + Natural Environments
- Physical Activity
Photo: UBC Recreation, UBC Thrive