As we enter the final few weeks of the fall semester and start looking to exam season, U of G is working hard to support our students and their mental well-being. U of G’s SHINE: Mental Well-Being Week runs Nov. 13 to 20, promoting mental wellness and providing students with resources to help.
“As we’ve begun to return to campus, students are looking for more opportunities to come together, connect and support one another,” says Rebecca Skelhorn, Wellness Educator in Student Wellness Services. “We hope that each student is able to take away something from the many different offerings that supports their own well-being.”
SHINE Week includes over 30 online and in person events from a number of campus partners designed to help support student mental health, including:
- workshops and trainings
- discussion groups
- social and physical activities
See the full event listing on the Student Wellness website.
All SHINE: Mental Well-Being Week events are free. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend.
This semester’s SHINE Week also features to highlighted events:
Bigger Picture Series: Mental Health for Money Makers – Navigating Mental Health for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m.
The John F. Wood Centre is proud to collaborate with Student Wellness and the Business Development Bank of Canada for our Bigger Picture Series. The event features keynote speaker Chris Coulter of The Finish Line Group, who has seen firsthand the impact that mental health can have upon the success within your business and your life and how the two are on a constant collision course. The keynote will be followed by a discussion with experts from the U of G Wellness Department and the Business Development Bank of Canada to discuss the resources and tangible next steps for those with an entrepreneurial mindset and those working in the business industry.
Let’s Talk Mental Health Panel
Wednesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.
SHINE Week’s capstone event is the Let’s Talk Mental Health Panel. This year’s event features undergraduate, graduate, and OVC students as well as faculty member panelists who will share their own experiences with mental health, followed by a Q & A period. The event will take place over Teams Live.
“An important part of breaking down stigma around mental health is for people to know they aren’t alone,” says Skelhorn. “As our panelists share their stories about seeking help to navigate their mental health and wellness, we hope U of G students will find comfort and hope to support their own well-being.”