Thrive Week at the School of Pharmacy

Monday, November 2, 2020 12:00 am - Friday, November 6, 2020 11:59 pm EST

Thrive - building positive mental health for all

Thrive is university-wide event focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff. It is also a mindset that encourages you to flourish. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our mental health by learning about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and discovering new skills and resources to help us Thrive all year long.

Thrive Week is November 2 to 6.
Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to participate!

All Week

Elephant in the Room Game

Don’t let mental health be the elephant in the room! Check our social media platforms for daily updates and see if you can identify where the elephants are hidden around campus based on the photo shown. Simply post a comment naming the location to collect participation points for prizes!

Each morning at 11:00 a.m. we will post a photo of our elephant. You will have until 5:00 p.m. to post your guess!

Wellness Wall

Check out the Wellness Wall where a question will be posted each morning at 9:00 a.m. You can also access the Wellness Wall on your mobile device by downloading the Padlet app.

To post anonymously, sign in as a guest. To post with your name showing and to get participation points, create an account. Mobile users: the QR code you need to access the Wellness Wall can be found at the bottom of this page.

You can then respond to daily questions by posting on the virtual Wellness Wall. You will be able to share your mental health tips about resiliency, challenges and coping mechanisms!

Thrive Prizes

In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must be a current School of Pharmacy student, faculty, or staff member or a CAP student. The more you participate, the more ballots you receive, which means more chances to win! One point = one ballot. One point will be awarded for each of the following:

  • submitting a guess for the Elephant in the Room game on social media
    • one guess per day regardless of the social media platform used
    • guesses may be submitted up until the reveal post at 5:00 p.m. daily
  • posting on the Wellness Wall (one point per post)
  • attending the Community Conversations about Wellness event (one point)

Healthy eating is important! We know that everyone has a lot on their plates now so our winners will enjoy a stress-free meal on us. The grand prize is a $50 e-gift card from Skip the Dishes. Three secondary prizes of a $25 e-gift card from Skip the Dishes will also be awarded.

For more information about Thrive Week and events held on main campus, see the Campus Wellness Thrive page. 

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