As the giving season kicks off with Giving Tuesday, Brock University is shining a light on the gift of mental health and wellness.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Brock will again join the national annual movement dedicated to generosity and giving back to local communities and those in need. This year, the University will be giving back to mental health initiatives on campus.
Throughout the past year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brock community has demonstrated its resilience and dedication to supporting one another.
To continue with this support, Brock is asking the University community to consider donating on Giving Tuesday to provide necessary mental health and wellness resources for students, assisting them in maintaining both their studies and their well-being.
For the third consecutive year, Brock University is ranked first among all comprehensive universities in Canada for mental health supports for students in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings. However, this year Brock students have been navigating a virtual learning experience, which creates unique stressors that may affect their mental well-being. With student mental health issues affecting 49.9 per cent of the Brock student population, the need for increased access to mental health supports has never been greater.
To support the mental well-being of students, the Brock community can donate this year and their impact will be doubled. Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors, any new donations of $100 or more to support Brock’s Student Mental Health Fund will be matched up to $50,000.
To give students the gift of mental health and wellness resources and supports, go to brocku.ca/donate and select ‘Student Mental Health’ to donate.