Ending the stigma of mental illness
Every October, the Waterloo community creates an "orange wave" across campus in celebration of Mental Health Wellness day.
By wearing bright orange t-shirts and participating in awareness-raising events, students, staff and faculty work to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by increasing the visibility of resources and wellness services available at the university.
Did you know...
- One in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime;
- Waterloo is a safe place to ask for help; and
- We have resources available for you.
Sea of Orange t-shirt campaign worn by staff and faculty
Spin For Mental Health in the SLC.
- Post-a-secret event, where students, staff and faculty can write and post an anonymous secret or message that they would like to share with others.
- Raising awareness of resources on campus, including walk-in counselling options for students that have non–crisis related mental health concerns and the Healthy Workplace and Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
If you have any questions about Mental Health Wellness Day, contact Sandra Gibson, Manager of Health Education Health Services.