‘You are stronger than you think,’ ‘You are not alone’ and ‘Your voice matters’ were some of the positive messages written on conversation bubbles found on Brock’s campus Wednesday in support of mental health and Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Several departments within Brock University joined efforts in recognition of the annual awareness event on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Employees and students from Brock Sports, Health Management and Wellness, Student Life and Community Experience and Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC) gathered in Thistle Complex handing out resources, giving away free coffee, encouraging passersby to write positive mental health messages and taking photos of people standing behind a giant frame made out of blue and white balloons.
A similar photo experience was organized by the Department of Residences in two of their dining halls and a #ConvoPlate workshop organized by Brock University Students’ Union and SWAC took place later in the evening.
This past Saturday, Jan. 26, the Brock Badgers men’s hockey team hosted a Bell Let’s Talk game against Lakehead University. The first 100 people to the game received a free Bell Let’s Talk toque and fans wrote positive messages on a large banner in the lobby.
More details on the University’s Bell Let’s Talk Day events, as well as mental health resources for students and employees can be found here.