Thrive is a week-long campaign focused on helping students, faculty and staff at McMaster explore their path to mental health. This year we want to consider reframing and redefining what it means to thrive. Often, as a new year begins, folks start thinking about goal setting, incorporating new habits or lifestyle changes. Challenge yourself to take a reflective and positive approach to crafting goals or intentions. Start by considering what has already brought you some measure of accomplishment recently. As you navigate different aspects of your mental well-being and explore your path to mental health, remember to think about your strengths and consider what you are already doing well. The Heathy Workplace Committee is pleased to partner with the Student Wellness Centre on Thrive Week 2021. See our full list of virtual activities and online resources listed below.
Information above adapted from the article: A Kinder Take on New Year’s Resolutions Using Positive Psychology
Live Comedy Show with Adrienne Fish
Take a break and have a few laughs! Adrienne Fish has been making her mark on Canada’s comedy scene. Based out of Toronto, Adrienne has recorded four nationally aired TV tapings, including her most recent taping at Just For Laughs airing on Comedy Central and Crave TV. Join us for a live, virtual comedy show with Adrienne Fish on January 20th at 12pm. For a direct link to registration, visit here.
Our physical (and virtual) environments have a large impact on our wellness in ways that we may or may not be aware of. We want to reflect and help understand the student, staff and faculty experience further during this year’s Thrive Week. To reflect on this, we are going to use an activity called photo-voice, to begin thinking more about the impact our surroundings have on our wellness. To learn more about this activity, visit our Thrive Week page. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of five available prizes!
Mental Health Resources
Not sure where to start? Below are some links to self-assessments. Check in with yourself, and assess your mental fitness, stress level or overall mental health.
For a complete list of resources and details on our Thrive Week 2021 campaign, please visit our Thrive Week page.
Understanding Grief and Loss
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
This one hour virtual session will help participants understand the difficult process of healing from grief and emphasize healthy ways to cope with loss. This workshop will be facilitated by Tami Murray, on behalf of Homewood Homewood Health. Register here.
Learn more about these and other upcoming sessions and register on our HR Events page.