A new mental health initiative is launching at Brock on Monday, Jan. 29.
First developed by the University of British Columbia in 2009, Thrive Week has been picked up by post-secondary institutions across the country, and will be held at Brock for this first time this year.
Thrive Week at Brock will run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, which will include Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, Student Life and Community Experience and Brock University Students’ Union are working together to organize the week, which is designed to promote positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.
All Brock students, staff and faculty are invited to register as a Thrive Week partner. There are two ways to get involved.
Special Event Partners promote positive mental health on campus through planning, organizing and promoting a special Thrive event. Events can be created that:
- Educate the community about positive mental health and what it means to Thrive.
- Develop specific skills that can be used to build and maintain positive health.
- Support individual self-care and resiliency.
Brock students, staff and faculty can also get involved by having their existing work being done to promote positive mental health on campus highlighted.
The deadline to submit an event for consideration is Wednesday, Jan. 10 and information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org