About Thrive

Thrive is a series of events focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff. Thrive 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.

Goals of Thrive 

book iconEnhance Mental Health Literacy

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Thrive endeavours to improve our community’s understanding of how to obtain and maintain positive mental health of yourself and others. Thrive also promotes available resources for students, faculty, and staff who might need support, and reduce any stigma that might exist around seeking help.

Heart icon with heartbeat line through itBuild Healthy Habits and Self-Care Skills

Thrive aims to help individuals discover how to Thrive despite the challenges of day-to-day life, and develop self-care skills and resiliency. Thrive promotes healthy habits including but not limited to sleep, healthy eating, physical activity, mindfulness, and social connections.

Hands holding a heart iconFoster a Supportive and Inclusive Community

Thrive fosters a shared sense of belonging and supportive environment on campus. The activities and events of Thrive will help spread the word that you are not alone and that our community members have shared experiences and knowledge that can help.