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Explore Mental Health

 

Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff


 

Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff at UBC, there are lots of ways you can engage with Thrive during November and beyond! 


 

Explore your path to mental health

An invitation from leadership to the UBC Okanagan community to learn, talk and explore their path to mental health.
 

Thrive 5+ 

The last 18 months have brought unprecedented challenges, and you may be feeling stressed or worried– and practicing physical distancing may also leave you feeling isolated. There are many different relevant ways to foster and maintain good mental health, and research* consistently points to five ways that can help promote a healthy mind. We call these the Thrive 5, and they are simple, easy-to-implement ways to help support your mental health.

But there are many other ways to foster and maintain mental health—it is very diverse, and what works for some may not work for others. That's why we encourage you to explore the "Thrive 5+" and use Thrive as an opportunity to explore your path to mental health—whatever that may look like! 

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Mental Health and COVID-19

As our community navigates the challenges and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic,  it is important to consider ways to support mental health and resilience.  If you are experiencing fear, stress, worry and isolation, please know that these feelings are natural when facing threats that are beyond our control.  If you need help in coping with these feelings, there are resources available. 

Students

Faculty and Staff

UBC COVID-19 Response (Vancouver) 

UBC COVID-19 Response (Okanagan) 

Health Link BC 

Canadian Mental Health Association


Mental Health and Climate Change

The UBC Climate Hub is a new university-wide initiative that aims to connect and empower university and community stakeholders to take bold climate action for a just future. They have developed a toolkit to help generate some easy access for people looking to connect with climate mental health and wellbeing resources, information, and strategies.

This toolkit aims to provide a touch-point for those looking to explore, navigate and support themselves or others as we all navigate the many impacts of climate change. Explore the resource at the link below.

Climate Wellbeing Resource Kit


Digital Gratitude Wall 

It can be tough to see the silver linings in difficult situations. But did you know that the act of gratitude can help improve your mental health? 

Add to Gratitude Wall

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.