SHINE Mental Well-Being Week
It’s time to SHINE! The Mental Well-being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-Being Week from November 9, 2020 to November 14, 2020. Students and staff at the University of Guelph developed this initiative to promote mental wellness and provide students with resources to help support their mental well-being. All events are FREE to join!
Our capstone event this year is the Let’s Talk Mental Health Panel which will occur on Wednesday November 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on Teams Live. The University of Guelph’s mental health panel will include students and staff who will share their own experiences with mental health and wellness, followed by an audience Q&A. If you are interested in this event, you can find the link at http://uoguel.ph/ShinePanelF20
Our other events will also include ways to initiate discussion on mental health and support the students at the University of Guelph. Each day offers great events like free rec skate sessions at the U of G arena, social activities like movie night and baking together, and several virtual discussion groups geared towards international students, LGBTQ2IA+ individuals and a sharing circle for First Nations, Inuit and Metis students!
Throughout SHINE Week, we are also sending out virtual SHINE Packs! SHINE Packs are a virtual gift that you can send to a friend anonymously to give them a boost! A SHINE Pack includes colouring pages, positive graphics, BINGO cards, and various helpful mental health resources.
All you need to do to send a Shine Pack is message our Instagram @wellness_uofg or email email@example.com with the recipient’s full name and email address. They must be a student, staff, or faculty member of the University. All Shine Packs will be anonymously sent to the email of the person indicated between Nov. 9 and 14.
Additionally, we will be giving away 8x$25 gift cards! You can earn entries by sending SHINE Packs and by completing the activities inside SHINE Packs you receive!
For the full calendar of events, check out https://wellness.uoguelph.ca/shine-mental-well-being-week. We look forward to seeing you there and getting your SHINE on!