Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Join us for Thrive Week 2020 from November 2- 6. Check out Thrive events here!

We are in the midst of a global pandemic and are dealing with multiple challenges both individually and as a society. During this time, it is normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and experience difficulties. Please know that you are not alone. When you are faced with these challenges, we encourage you to reach out to your instructor, supervisor, or services available to students at our university. This is also an important time to check-in with your peers to see how they are doing.

Thrive is a series of events focused on building a culture of wellbeing and normalizing mental health struggles for University of Waterloo students and employees. It is also a mindset that encourages one to flourish.

Here are some of this week’s events:

  • Thrive Creative Showcase: Share your mental wellness journey through writing, art or music. (Students and Employees)

Submit your writing or art/music piece by filling out the Thrive Creative Showcase Form between October 7 – October 23. Your piece will be showcased on the Thrive website during Thrive Week and on social.thrive creative showcase

Join us and our special guest award-winning Chef Javier, for a virtual home cooking event on November 2 and 6. You will also receive tips on healthy, mindful eating and its connection to mental wellness from Nicole Pin, Dietitian at Food Services!

  • Student Mental Health Research Conference: The Committee on Student Mental Health will be hosting the University of Waterloo's inaugural  Student Mental Health Research Conference on November 5.
  • Thrive to Success: Managing Stress in University (Students only)

Stress is a common mental health concern in University and addressing it can help students build healthy habits. This workshop aims to provide students with the tools to prevent and combat stress, so students can Thrive all year. The University of Waterloo President, Feridun Hamdullahpur will also share some of his insights with students at the beginning of this workshop.

  • Resiliency Campaign: Read stories of challenge, belonging and resiliency from your classmates and colleagues and consider sharing your own. These stories contribute to a sense of belonging and a culture where adversity is normalized and expected.

mindful morselsCheck out other events on the Thrive events page. We are so excited to thrive with you! Thank you for your involvement and support in making our community Thrive!

We would like to remind our students that supports are available both on-campus and off–campus. Campus Wellness has counsellors, physicians, and nurses available to help students seek support and care. Call 519-888-4096 to book an appointment with Health Services. Call 519-888-4096, Ext: 32655 to book an appointment with Counselling Services.

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