UBC and CMHA VF partner to support mental health

November is Thrive Month at UBC, a time when we come together as a community to learn about, talk about, and explore ways to support our mental health.

This year, we had planned to add a special benefit concert to Thrive Month, put on by our own mental health advocate, President Santa Ono, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Vancouver Fraser (CMHA VF). However, due to COVID-19 this has sadly not been possible.

In lieu of an in-person event, Santa Ono wanted to share the following message.

 

 

Mental health at UBC

Mental wellness plays a crucial role in our ability to live, work, and learn well. We all have mental health, and while it might look and feel different for each of us, we all benefit from maintaining and fostering it.

Funds raised by the planned benefit concert would have supported the amazing work in mental health going on at CMHA VF and UBC. Though the concert can’t take place this year, you can still support mental health initiatives at UBC by donating to our Student Wellness initiative, and learn more about how we’re working towards mental health and wellbeing for all.

Support the Student Wellbeing fund:

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RESOURCES


Thrive

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Thrive is a time where we come together as a UBC community to support our mental health. Whatever your pathway to mental health may be, we invite you to learn about it, talk about it and explore it during Thrive.

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UBC Student Services Wellness Centre

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Get tips and resources on stress, study tips, or navigating university life.

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UBC Okanagan Student Health and Wellness

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Resources promoting student wellness at UBC Okanagan in body, mind, and spirit.

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UBC Human Resources Mental Health

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Our training and educational programs aim to support the UBC staff and faculty community with tools and resources to improve mental health. We encourage you to learn more about the various events and activities that take place throughout the year.

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WEBINARS


How can we reduce COVID-19 Anxiety

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On Tuesday, March 31st, UBC alumni, friends, and the community participated in our first webinar in a COVID-19 series. UBC experts answered viewer questions and suggested ways we may be able to address our anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coping Together: How community connection lifts us mentally, socially and physiologically

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Hear from UBC experts from the Faculty of Arts and the School of Nursing as they discuss how community connection can continue to bring us hope, including what nurses can teach us from supporting patients, and the science behind coping with stress.

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Growing up in a pandemic: Health and resilience in kids

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the daily lives of families everywhere. Hear from UBC experts Dr. Lara Boyd, Dr. Mariana Brussoni and Dr. Shimi Kang as they share their insights on these unique changes, how they’re impacting the brain, and how to help children and teens build resilience and thrive during the pandemic.

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About CMHA Vancouver-Fraser

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health helping people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness or addiction. CMHA VF do this by building capacity, influencing policy, providing services and developing resources. Together they positively impact change, creating a community that supports mental health and reduces the stigma associated with mental illness.

By offering community-based mental health education, services, and supports for children, youth, adults and seniors, CMHA Vancouver-Fraser contributes to the long-term health and wellbeing of our communities.

CMHA VF have three pillars of work:

  • Wellness and Community Inclusion
  • Early Intervention and Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion

CMHA VF provides a wide variety of evidence-based mental health resources for our community.

Support CMHA-VF’s Children and youth programs:

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