The University of Waterloo's second annual Student Mental Health Research Conference brought together members of our campus community to share knowledge, connect researchers, and promote mental wellness through presentations and interactive Q&A sessions. View the recording of the conference.
We often hear people say “take care of yourself”. What does this really mean? The COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges: social isolation, worry over family and friends, concern for our own well-being, and changes to work and home routines. In the face of these challenges, it is even more important for us to practice self-care. This one-hour hour session will increase participant’s awareness and understanding of self-care and highlight the factors that can promote and preserve their health and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will gain practical tools and resources to activate their own personal self-care practice.
Time is a precious resource. The phrase “time = money” is certainly true in a business setting. Individuals require balance in their work lives so that they can meet both their job requirements and personal needs. Is it possible to manage time at work to be both satisfied and successful? This session will explore answers to this question.
Join us for a panel discussion on November 4 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST on the mental health consequences of climate change, commonly referred to as “climate grief” or “eco-anxiety.” Please register and submit your questions for the panel.
Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation since 2016 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.
Join us on November 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST to dance out the stress, the emotion and the challenges of this past year and a half, and celebrate moving forward together. This is a free of cost event that is open to students, faculty and staff.
Join our special guest, award-winning Chef Javier for a virtual home cooking event on November 1 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST. You will have the opportunity to explore your cooking talents by following Chef Javier’s affordable and delicious recipe for Huevos Rancheros. Register for Mindful Morsels to participate in making this delicious recipe!
The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is bringing back the Fall and Wellness Scavenger Hunts for Thrive Month. The purpose of these scavenger hunts are to promote wellbeing through time spent out in nature, exercise, relaxation, and self-care activities.
Join us for weekly meditations - a great opportunity to take a few minutes to be centred, let go, and nurture your own wellness.
Connect with our larger community through an act of service! The SJ Acts program offers opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service volunteer positions.
Share your mental health and wellness journey by expressing how you manage and destigmatize mental health challenges through writing, music, or any expression of art. Submit your creative piece on the Thrive Creative Showcase Submission between October 19 - November 11.
If Trauma Could Echo is a community-based project that acknowledges and grieves the untold stories of trauma collected from students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. This project accompanies Yasmeen Nematt Alla's exhibit at the Grebel Gallery, Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket.