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Explore my path to mental health 

Mental health looks and feels different for everyone but we all benefit from maintaining and fostering it.  By exploring different ways to foster and maintain mental health during Thrive month, you'll be better equipped to thrive year-round. 

Thrive Month: 

  • Check out the Thrive calendar and attend an event (most events are virtual) or signs up for a workshop or training. 
  • Host your own Thrive event by entering it on the Thrive calendar. 
  • Explore the Thrive 5+ and find out what helps you foster and maintain mental health day to day 
Support my friends and fellow students with their mental health

 

  • Learn more about how to help a friend in distress by reviewing the Noticing a Friend May Need Help module in the Wellness Centre online. 
    • If you notice changes in your friend, it may be time to start a conversation with them. This module will help you have a supportive conversation. 
    • Check out the Talk about Mental Health section of this site for some common signs a friend may be in need of support. 
  • Take QPR (Questions, Persuade, Refer) training and learn the signs someone might be in serious distress, and how to approach them to seek help.  
  • If someone you know is in need of immediate emergency support, please call  1-800-784-2433.
Talk to someone about my mental health 
  • If you are struggling with your mental help and are in need of emergency support, reach out and call 1-800-784-2433
  • The Student Services website outlines a variety of different mental health resources available to UBC students. 
  • Kids Help Phone now has a texting option for Indigenous youth and adults to connect with a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit crisis responder.
    • Youth text 68 68 68 and adults text 741 741 with the word "First Nations" or "Metis" or "Inuit" - you will be connected to a crisis responder from their nation if one is available. 

 

 

 

I'm a UBC Okanagan student who wants to...

 

 

 

Explore my path to mental health 

Mental health looks and feels different for everyone but we all benefit from maintaining and fostering it.  By exploring different ways to foster and maintain mental health during Thrive month, you'll be better equipped to thrive year-round. 

Thrive Month: 

  • Check out the Thrive calendar and attend an event (most events are virtual) or signs up for a workshop or training. 
  • Host your own Thrive event by entering it on the Thrive calendar. 
  • Explore the Thrive 5+ and find out what helps you foster and maintain mental health day to day 
Support my friends and fellow students with their mental health
Talk to someone about my mental health 
  • If you are struggling with your mental help and are in need of emergency support, reach out and call 1-800-784-2433
  • The Student Services website outlines a variety of different mental health resources available to UBC students. 
  • Kids Help Phone now has a texting option for Indigenous youth and adults to connect with a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit crisis responder.
    • Youth text 68 68 68 and adults text 741 741 with the word "First Nations" or "Metis" or "Inuit" - you will be connected to a crisis responder from their nation if one is available. 
  • Third Space Charity 

    • Free supportive virtual and in person counselling to UBCO Students

  • Walk-in Wellbeing Clinic

    • Brief (up to 30 minute) psychological first aid services by telehealth available to any individual in the Greater Okanagan (age 16+) who is experiencing stress or having difficulty coping at this time. Call (250) 807-8241.

 

 

Need Help Now?

If you are in need of emergency support, reach out and call 1-800-784-2433


 

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