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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Join us from October 2-5, 2017 for Mental Health Awareness Week. There are a number of events taking place throughout the week including panel discussions, art therapy sessions and yoga. Find the full schedule of events below.

Schedule of Events

Day Time Activity Location

October 2

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture G Building
  11:30 AM Friendship Bench Dedication Outside G Building
  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop 

October 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ba Duan Jin in the Healing Garden The Gatehouse on Lakeshore across from Annex Building
  10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Art Therapy Workshop L1017
  10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lecture G Building
  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ba Duan Jin in the Healing Garden  The Gatehouse on Lakeshore across from Annex Building
October 4
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mental Health
History in Film
G Building
  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meditation through the Labyrinth The Gatehouse on Lakeshore across from Annex Building 
  11:30 AM Mental Health Run Sign-In  Behind C Building
  12:30 PM Mental Health Run - Course Open Behind C Building
  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Mental Health and Nutrition featuring the Food Truck   Green space behind L Building 
  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mental Health
History in Film

G Building
October 5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Stress & Wellness Checkup - Hosted by SWAC, Student Wellness & Accessibility Centre G Building
  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Games and Fun Activities

G Building
  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Therapy Dogs G Building 
  2:00 PM Relaxation through Yoga G Building

Description of Events

1st Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture An Introduction to Mental Health First Aid
Sponsored by: School of Social and Community Services 
Presented by Student Success and Engagement 
Monday, October 2nd 10:30 – 11:30 
Location: G Building 
Knowing how to intervene when someone is struggling with life circumstances, sadness or feelings of hopelessness could save a life. Learn how to actively support someone on their mental health journey by asking the right questions and seeking appropriate resources that could make a difference.

Friendship Bench Dedication 
Sponsored by: Principal’s Office and The Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench 
Monday, October 2nd 11:30 – 11:40 
Location: G Building 
Following the memorial lecture, Lakeshore Campus will be unveiling its own yellow friendship bench. Humber recognizes the start of postsecondary education can be a challenging time for students - living away from home for the first time, far from their friends and family, adjusting to a new environment, and learning to balance classes with part-time jobs, new friendships and relationships. The Friendship Bench provides an actionable program that encourages student-to-student conversations about mental health, directs student to on campus resources as well as facilitates peer-to-peer support networks.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workshop 
Speakers: Albert Malkin, MA and BCBA, instructor in the Bachelor of Behaviour Science Degree and student volunteers 
Monday, October 2nd 1:30 – 2:30 
Location: L1017 
The session will provide an overview of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is a practical, short-term form of therapy utilizing techniques from the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Experiential exercises will be included to demonstrate some of the common CBT techniques.

Ba Duan Jin in the Healing Garden 
Facilitator: Brad Hutchinson 
Tuesday, October 3rd 10:00 – 11:00 AND 2:00 – 3:00 
Location: The Gatehouse (Across the street from the Annex) 
In this increasingly fast-paced world we need strategies to increase our well-being and diminish anxiety and stress. This session aims to strengthen your sense of inner peace and balance in life. You will be introduced to wisdom-of-the-ages concepts to inspire you while moving your body through an ancient Qi Gong form called Ba Duan Jin.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lecture 
Speaker: Soheila Pashang 
Tuesday, October 3rd 10:45 - Noon 
Location: G Building 
This case based presentation will discuss causes of PTSD, signs and manifestations, as well as its prevalence in our society. Treatment options and self-care will be reviewed and students will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss current issues.

Art Therapy Workshop 
Facilitator: Lacey Ford 
Tuesday, October 3rd 10:30 – 11:45 
Location: L1017 
This interactive workshop will expose students to the practice of art therapy, its benefits and value for creating mental wellness and exploring trauma from a growth framework. Lacey is a registered Art Therapist who works with persons who have experienced childhood sexual abuse as well she works with other groups interested in using art as a therapeutic process. Space is limited to 40 participants on a first-come basis.

Mental Health History in Film 
Facilitator: Jennifer Bazar 
Wednesday, October 4th 9:30 – 10:30 AND 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Location: G Building 
Join us for a sneak peek at a new series of films that explore the history of mental health care in Canada. Learn about the creation of the asylum system, different treatments over time, and changes to the NCR system. Event is in partnership with the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care.

Meditation through the Labyrinth
Facilitator: Brad Hutchinson 
Wednesday, October 4th 11:00 - noon 
Location: The Gatehouse (Across the street from the Annex) 
A labyrinth is an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way. This interactive session will place students in a real garden labyrinth located at the Gatehouse as an opportunity for considering life paths, road blocks and ways to achieve the goal of peace using meditation through the way-finding process.

Mental Health Run 
Hosted by: Athletics 
Wednesday, October 4th Sign-in opens at 11:30 with the route opening at 12:30. 
Location: Sign-up and course begins behind the C cottage 
Come out and run, walk or roll your way around this 4 km lakeside course. Swag will be provided to participants who register and it is a great way to get some exercise and show your support for mental health awareness.

Mental Health and Nutrition featuring the Food Truck! 
Hosted by: Humber’s Culinary Program and the Community Justice Services Program 
Wednesday, October 4th 1:30 – 3:00 
Location: Green space behind the L building 
Free healthy snack available for the first 100 visitors to the food truck. Visitors to the truck will receive a handout on mental health and nutrition. Great idea to do the run and then stop by the truck for a snack!

Stress & Wellness Check-Up 
Hosted by: SWAC, Student Wellness & Accessibility Centre 
Thursday, October 5th 10:00 – 2:00 
Location: G Building 
Drop by the Check-Up booth and gauge your mental wellness. Counsellors and Nurses will facilitate screening for depression, anxiety, and stress, hand out self-care kits, and discuss resources. Student volunteers will be available to guide you through the Zen Space and other activities.

Games and Fun Activities 
Facilitated by: Students in the Mental Health and Addictions Post Graduate Program 
Thursday, October 5th 10:00 – 2:00 
Location: G Building 
Come out and participate in fun activities and play some of our GIANT games. If games are not your thing come and spend some time colouring with some of your friends. Get some balance in your life – study hard and play hard!

Therapy Dogs
Sponsored by: Principal’s Office 
Thursday, October 5th 11:00 – 1:00 
Location: G Building 
Research has shown that the bond between humans and animals can be a healing one. Come out and experience the unconditional love a therapy dog. Enjoy time petting and loving up a furry friend and leave with a smile on your face!

Relaxation through Yoga 
Sponsored by: Athletics 
Thursday, October 5th 2:00 – 3:00 
Location: G Building 
End mental health week with a relaxing yoga session. Decompress and learn ways to alleviate stress and anxiety in your life through the practice of yoga. No experience required. Comfortable clothing recommended.