Over the years, several strategic campus plans have been developed to guide policies and practices that support mental health and resiliency:
UBC is committed to enhancing mental health and wellbeing for all of our community members and supporting healthy and sustainable workplaces and learning environments.
Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is crucial to students’ academic success and engagement and to creating an outstanding work environment for our faculty and staff. Many UBC community members experience stress, anxiety and depression that negatively impacts their academic performance, productivity and overall sense of wellbeing.
Reducing mental health stigma, creating a supportive campus culture, and ensuring that faculty, staff and students have the resources to help them understand mental health issues, and improve resiliency and coping skills, are key to building positive mental health and to living, learning and working well. This health promotion approach to mental health is about more than providing services. It is about equipping our community with the skills they need to live well and improve their health by creating environments that support them.
Frameworks and Strategies
Improving mental health and resiliency on our campuses is a collaborative effort and numerous departments and units are involved in trying to build positive mental health for all.
- Healthy Minds Blog
- Sexual Assault Support Centre (AMS)
- Student Development Services: Health and Wellness (Vancouver)
- Student Development Services: Health and Wellness (Okanagan)
- Student Development Services: Sexual Assault Support
- Student Wellbeing Promotion
- Thriving Faculty
- Thrive at UBC
- The Wellness Centre
- UBC HR Mental Health Resources
- Wellness Peers