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Promote and Plan Thrive

There are many ways to take part in Thrive and support mental health and resilience at UBC. Whether you want to host an event, share supports with students, faculty, or staff, or simply help us spread the word that mental health matters, we thank you for helping us learn to Thrive at UBC! 

Thrive events this year will be both in-person and virtual to ensure students, faculty, staff, and community members have access to resources and events while being responsive to changing COVID-19 protocols.  

Have a great idea to host a UBC Vancouver event, but need some funds to help make it happen? New this year, up to $300 in funding is available for UBCV student groups, departments or units who would like to host an event during Thrive month. Thrive Grants applications are due October 19, 2021. Learn more and apply here. If you are a UBCO group looking for funding support, please reach out to the UBCO Thrive committee by emailing melissa.feddersen@ubc.ca and amanda.swoboda@ubc.ca

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Host a Thrive Event 

 

You can play a role during Thrive by hosting an in-person or virtual event or activity supporting mental health literacy through the Thrive 5. An event can be an existing program that you already host or one designed specifically for Thrive. 

The Thrive Partner Guide is full of helpful tips for planning and promoting your Thrive event. Ready to sign up? Register as a Thrive partner, or add your event to the Thrive calendar! 

Register as a Thrive Partner

Submit a Thrive Event

Partner Orientation Presentation

PDF Sample of the Online Partner Application

Land Acknowledgement Resources 

Resources to read & watch on your own:

Suggested Resource: CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Online Land Acknowledgement Resources.

Next Steps: After watching these videos, try drafting your own personal, authentic land acknowledgement. You can use the resources below to develop your knowledge further.

Further Resources:

When you’re ready for more consultation:

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-ins: Indigenous Initiatives‘ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are a great place to explore how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements at UBC, connect with others on the same learning path, or get to know their team.

Register for any of the drop-ins below:

  • Dates to be confirmed

 

Apply for a Thrive Grant

Have a great idea to host a UBC Vancouver event, but need some funds to help make it happen? New this year, up to $300 in funding is available for UBCV student groups, departments or units who would like to host an event during Thrive month (Nov 1-30, 2021). Thrive Grants applications are due October 19, 2021. If you are a UBCO group looking for funding support, please reach out to the UBCO Thrive committee here.

Application Criteria: 

  • All current UBC Vancouver student groups, staff, faculty are eligible to apply 
  • Events can be open to the entire UBC community or may target a specific population
  • Demonstrate a commitment to support engagement around mental health and mental health literacy  
  • Additional consideration will be given to events and activities that support diverse perspectives on mental health
  • All events/initiatives must adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols
  • All funds must be used by November 30th

Approved uses of funding: 

  • Instructor or facilitator fees (if you are requesting funds for a physical activity instructor, please contact UBC Recreation) 
  • ​​​Event supplies (e.g., yoga mats, board games, art and craft supplies)
  • Food and catering
  • Room rental fees​​​​​
  • Funds may not be used for individual benefit and should support broader engagement in mental health and mental health literacy 

Apply for a Thrive Grant

PDF Sample of the Online Grant Application

Highlight Thrive in the Classroom 

Faculty members: Foster mental health in your learning and teaching environments by encouraging students to explore their path to mental health and practicing your own healthy behaviours.

Resources

Share resources (including Thrive 5 slides) with your students before your lecture or class! 

Download Faculty Toolkit

 

Promote Thrive to the Campus Community 

Help promote Thrive by emailing your group or network, putting up posters, or participating in #LearnToThriveUBC.

Resources

Here, you will find links to social media graphics, editable posters, pre-loaded newsletter content, social media posts, and more! 

To edit, open pdfs in Adobe Acrobat and go to "edit pdf."

Thrive Communication Toolkit (Vancouver)

Thrive Communication Toolkit (Okanagan)

If you have any questions, please get in touch with mandy.macrae@ubc.ca

 

Participate in Not Myself Today 

UBC Staff & Faculty: Use Not Myself Today to inspire conversations, build greater awareness and support your colleagues’ mental health in the workplace.

Resources

Learn more 

 

 

Thrive events are planned by a number of partners and are intended to represent a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, beyond the Thrive 5. The Thrive committee recognizes that mental health is very individual and invites our campus community to explore their path to mental health—whatever that may look like.

Back to Thrive

We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.