Health Promotions

Call for UBC-V QPR Instructors: Application Deadline – June 13, 2018

The Suicide Awareness Working Group is recruiting staff and faculty members who are interested in becoming QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) instructors at the Vancouver campus. This is a volunteer role and full training is provided.

As a QPR instructor, you will:

  • Provide training
  • Promote QPR within your department
  • Receive ongoing support from the QPR instructor community of practice and QPR Institute
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to UBC Vancouver’s suicide awareness strategy

If you are interested in becoming a QPR instructor, please read this Info Sheet and complete a brief online application by Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Training will take place on June 27 and 28, 2018.

If you know a staff or faculty member who may be interested, and you are supportive of their use of time toward this initiative, please encourage them to apply or share the Info Sheet with them.

Questions about the QPR instructor training program? Contact the Co-chairs of the Suicide Awareness Working Group: Tam Uden or Kelly Eaton.

Last Call to Register for “The Working Mind” Session on June 20

We have a few spots still available for “The Working Mind”, a new training session being previewed by Miranda Massie (Health Promotions).

This evidence-based workplace training program aims to increase mental health literacy for employees. Anyone in HR is welcome to register for this free session.

Visit the post from May 17 for more information about the training session.

Upcoming Health & Wellbeing Courses: July, 2017

This July, we have two health and wellbeing courses that you may be interested in attending:

Learn to Meditate Series | July 12, 19 & 26

The three-part Learn to Meditate series is back by popular demand this summer! Wendy Quan will introduce you to the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness techniques. This three-session course, tuned for the working environment, is designed for those both new and experienced in the world of mindfulness meditation.  You will learn to cultivate personal resilience, discover techniques to reduce and manage stress, and gain confidence to practice meditation and mindfulness.

Course information

Learn to Meditate
July 12, 19, 26, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Tech Enterprise Facilities III, Room 610 [map]
Register online

Outdoor Explore Boot Camp – July 13

 This boot camp will show you simple exercises and movements you can do to increase your cardio, core strength, flexibility and overall wellbeing.

 Course information

Outdoor Explore Boot Camp
July 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Outside UBC Rec’s Ponderosa Commons Studio (6488 University Blvd.) [map]
Register online

For more information on health and wellbeing courses at UBC’s Vancouver campus, check out our Healthy UBC Newsletter.