Mental Health Awareness Week Focuses on Opening Up Dialogue


Promoting and discussing mental wellness and well-being will be the focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Guelph.

Taking place Nov. 6-12, this event organized by students and staff is intended to provide students with information and resources needed to sustain their mental well-being. All events are free and open to students, staff and faculty.

Some mental health organizations have said that one in five individuals will struggle with mental health illnesses or problems in their lifetime.

On Nov. 7, free T-shirts will be distributed at Raithby House, and a community art project and resource fair will take place in the University Centre (UC) courtyard.

Stress management and sleep workshops will take place Nov. 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in UC 335 and Nov. 8, 2-3:30 p.m., in UC 390.

A noon-hour yoga class will be held Nov. 8, UC 442, and a “Let’s Talk Mental Health” panel discussion will take place Nov. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., in MacNaughton 113. University of Guelph students and faculty who have faced mental health challenges will share their stories.

For a complete list of events, visit the Wellness Education Centre website.