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A listing of public events for University of Guelph occurring between Tuesday, May 21, 2024 4:43 PM EDT and Saturday, June 15, 2024 4:43 PM EDT.
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Better Sleep Program

February 18th, 2024 5:44 PM
Better Sleep Program

Learn how to fall asleep (or back to sleep) more easily, decrease insomnia, and get more energy from sleep by using the proven, drug-free strategies recommended by sleep specialists.  

Go at your own pace through each lesson in this special ON-LINE, on-demand, 5-session sleep skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic.  
You have lifetime access to the lessons and can begin today!
Why wait until 5:30 pm on March 14 ? -  you can start anytime, whenever you register, since it is on-demand! Find full details at www.SelfRegulationSkills.ca/programs/better-sleep  

From Thursday, March 14, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT at Online.

Managing Low Appetite

February 17th, 2024 2:44 PM
Managing Low Appetite

Having trouble finding the energy and motivation to grocery shop and prepare food? Finding it hard to think of things that you even like the taste of? Low appetite can create a frustrating cycle that leads to lower intake, lower energy and even lower mood or higher anxiety.

Join Lindzie O’Reilly, Student Wellness Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:

  • Some of the reasons low appetite may occur, including stress, anxiety, depression, medication
  • The difference between hunger and appetite
  • Strategies to manage low appetite so that it doesn’t further contribute to low mood, low energy, or poor concentration and focus

This is an in-person event with an option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

 

From Wednesday, March 13, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT at JTP Rm 2259.

safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

February 16th, 2024 7:45 AM
safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

Designed by Living Works, SafeTALK is a 3.5 hours alertness training and certification that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. The SafeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness, assist participants to identify ways people invite help, and connect them with resources to help them when they are at risk. 

Recommended for: Individuals who are not mental health experts but who might have on-going relationships with people who have mental health issues and/or where the individual is in a position of authority or leadership, or those who are looking to be more prepared to help those around them who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. 

This training is open to all U of G students, staff, and faculty. 

Cost to participate: None 

Length: 3.5 hours 

*please note that attendance for the entire 3.5 hours is necessary to receive certification   

For more information on safeTALK trainings: https://www.livingworks.net/safeTALK 

 

From Tuesday, March 12, 2024 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT at On Campus (location will be sent to attendees in advance).

Decreasing Headaches

February 14th, 2024 4:41 PM
Decreasing Headaches

More than 1 or 2 headaches a month are too many! 

Learn proven, practical drug-free strategies to decrease stress and migraine headaches, and the pain of headaches.

This four-part skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic meets ON-LINE for 90 minutes, once a week, for 4 weeks.

Full program details are at https://www.selfregulationskills.ca/programs/decreasing-headaches/

From Monday, March 4, 2024 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST at Online.

Take the Stress Out of IBS

February 14th, 2024 4:41 PM
Take the Stress Out of IBS

Learn strategies that decrease symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or a nervous/stressed stomach, by tackling the two greatest triggers of IBS symptoms....   diet and stress.

This program teaches the most effective relaxation, diet, and lifestyle strategies to improve brain-gut relationship and positively impact IBS symptoms.   These approaches are helpful for those with IBS and for people with a stressed stomach who would like to better regulate their digestive system.
This practical, five-session skills program with Kathy Somers of the Stress Management & High Performance Clinic and Lindzie O'Reilly, dietitian, meets ON-LINE for an hour on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm for 5 weeks.

Full program details are at https://selfregulationskills.ca/programs/take-stress-out-ibs/

From Wednesday, March 6, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST at Online.

Meal Planning Made Easy

February 10th, 2024 2:41 PM
Meal Planning Made Easy

What is meal planning? Slaving away over the stove for hours on a Sunday afternoon? Eating the same meal exclusively every single day? Meal planning can actually be many things and tailored to meet individual lifestyles and needs. 

Join Jessie Trupp, Hospitality Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:  

  • Meal planning strategies and cooking methods
  • Recipes and resources 
  • Tips for nutritious eating on a budget

This is an in-person event with the option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

From Wednesday, March 6, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST at JTP Rm 2259.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

February 8th, 2024 11:44 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (2-hour sessions), from the week of February 26th to the week of April 1st (the last full week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Tuesday, February 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 2 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

February 8th, 2024 11:44 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (2-hour sessions), from the week of February 26th to the week of April 1st (the last full week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Tuesday, February 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 2 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Wednesday, February 28, 2024 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

February 8th, 2024 11:44 AM
Wellness & Dragons - Player Sign Up!

Wellness & Dragons is a 6-week peer-to-peer program that develops students' skills & confidence as well as improving mental well-being, through playing Dungeons & Dragons.

This program is intended for those who are new to, or who have limited experience with roleplaying games like D&D, those who are looking for a new creative outlet to support your mental well-being, and those who are looking to build social connections.

We'll teach you everything you need to know and provide everything you need to play!

Participants need to be able to attend all 6 weeks (2-hour sessions), from the week of February 26th to the week of April 1st (the last full week of classes).

Group sizes are limited. Sign up by RSVPing to this event before Tuesday, February 20th.

 

If this time doesn't work, we have 2 other groups running! Find them at https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/events?query=wellness%20%26%20dragons

From Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST at In-Person/On Campus - Location will be sent to participants beforehand!.

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Prevention Kit Making

February 6th, 2024 5:41 PM
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Prevention Kit Making

Join student wellness on Thursday February 8th in the JT Powell Building Boardroom for SAD Prevention Kit making! Drop by anytime between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Thursday February 8th, 2024 to create a kit of fun activities & treats for a mood boost during winter and tough school times.

From Thursday, February 8, 2024 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST at JT Powell Boardroom .

Building a Plant-Rich Diet

February 3rd, 2024 2:39 PM
Building a Plant-Rich Diet

A plant-rich diet is a diet that contains more plants! This means fruits, veggies, grains, and protein sources from plants like legumes, nuts, and tofu. A plant-rich diet does not need to be a strictly vegetarian or vegan diet.

Join Lindzie O’Reilly, Student Wellness Services Registered Dietitian, to learn about:

  • The risks and benefits of a plant-rich diet
  • Nutrients of concern when following a plant-rich diet and the role of supplements
  • Strategies to meet energy needs including meal ideas and time saving strategies

This is an in-person event with the option to join virtually

Click here to join the meeting

From Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST at JTP Rm 2259.

The Body Project (Cancelled)

February 2nd, 2024 6:42 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and its content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Tuesday February 13th and Tuesday February 27th at 5:00pm-7:00pm)- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $15 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc., and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

 

From Tuesday, February 27, 2024 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST at Online.

The Body Project

February 1st, 2024 4:48 PM
The Body Project

The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming, and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Our peer facilitators are excited to share some empowering messages about the 'Image Ideal' and help you learn to love your body just a little bit more.

This workshop and its content are inclusive of all genders - all are welcome!

What you need to know:

- Participants must be able to attend both sessions (Tuesday February 13th and Tuesday February 27th at 5:00pm-7:00pm)- This workshop is virtual on MS Teams

- Participants are expected to have their cameras on throughout both sessions

- Participants who attend both sessions will receive a $15 Presidents Choice gift card following the 2nd session (gift cards can be used at stores such as Zehrs, No Frills, etc. Alternate gift cards can be arranged if you don't have a PC store near you)

- Content Warning: The Body Project deals with topics of body image, fatphobia, etc., and involves conversations and exercises that deal with these topics.

 

From Tuesday, February 13, 2024 5:00 PM to Tuesday, February 27, 2024 7:00 PM EST at Online.

USHINE in the UC

January 30th, 2024 4:48 PM
USHINE in the UC

Do you have a wellness-related goal you’re trying to reach? ⁠

The USHINE Peer Mentorship Program can help you to improve your⁠ mental health, nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and more! ⁠

Stop by the UC Courtyard on February 6th from 12:00-2:00pm for a 5-10 minute goal setting session with a Peer Helper and/or learn about the USHINE program for longer-term support. ⁠

☕️Plus, FREE COFFEE (while supplies last)⁠

Can't make the event and want to register for USHINE to get 1 to 1 support on your goals? Register for the program at any time through the form

From Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST at UC Courtyard.