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Free Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday

Classical Yoga is a particularly effective and efficient system to not only stretch, tone and develop the muscles but stimulate robust health in all systems of the body.  Regular practice can relieve stress and anxiety and promote mental concentration. We will practice physical postures to develop strength, flexibility and stamina. We will learn techniques to control breath and develop lung capacity, increase oxygen flow to the brain and...

Wellness@Work Book Club Meeting

Join the Wellness@Work Book Club discussion of the "Ready to Come About" book by local author Sue Williams. The author will be joining this discussion, so hear first-hand about her experiences and process in writing the book. Bring any questions you'd like to ask the author! Please RSVP to let us know you're able to join us.  

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Day 1

This training is open to any current University of Guelph faculty, staff, or student and is strongly recommended for individuals who have direct responsibilities for assisting those experiencing significant difficulties, or those who work outside of normal business hours who may need to deal with a crisis situation without available professional support. Learn more about what to expect during an ASIST training on the LivingWorks website. We are delighted to announce that despite a regular cost of approximately $200...

Building Resilience - Letting Go and Moving Forward

In today’s high pressure work environments resilience is considered a necessary attribute that enables individuals to thrive in the face of everyday work-pressures and stresses. Building and maintaining resilience is an ongoing process that requires time, effort and engagement in thoughtful behaviours that can help you let go and move forward. Death, job loss and other big challenges can leave you feeling stressed, deflated, fearful, angry, and so can the day to day issues like conflict at home or work, being disappointed or let down by someone you care about, a...

Wednesday Walks at the Arboretum

Nature is known to be unpredictable and unexpected, so what awaits us today?  Rachel, the Arboretum's Naturalist Intern, leads 1 hour long walks every Wednesday year-round.  Walks start at The Arboretum kiosk at 12:15 p.m.   The hike may be cancelled if there is inclement weather.   Please check the Arboretum's Facebook and Instagram page for a notice if the weekly walk is cancelled due to weather.  For further information contact Sally at scheun06@uoguelph.ca or ext. 52363.  The Arboretum also runs Wednesday Evening walks for the months of June, July and August that begin...

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Day 2

This training is open to any current University of Guelph faculty, staff, or student and is strongly recommended for individuals who have direct responsibilities for assisting those experiencing significant difficulties, or those who work outside of normal business hours who may need to deal with a crisis situation without available professional support. Learn more about what to expect during an ASIST training on the LivingWorks website. We are delighted to announce that despite a regular cost of approximately $200...

SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness Training

SafeTALK is an alertness training 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 and help participants identify ways people invite help when they’re at risk. Program focus: The goal is to provide staff with skills to support students facing mental health issues and to build capacity across campus on resources and support programs...

Grow Through Change #3

This is the third session in a four part program. Register for the first session to be eligible for this session.

Recess League

Do you miss the good old days on the playground? We have the solution for you, Recess League runs weekly with a random sport picked each time inspired by school yard games. Recess League is a great way to have a mental wellness break in the middle of the work or school day! Examples of sports that are played in Recess League are 3-on-3 Basketball, Kickball, Nerf, Ultimate Frisbee, Scooter Dodge-ball, and so many more! There is no previous experience required.  Games run from 12pm-1pm each week and the league is non-progressive so committing to attending every week...

Take your Break: Free hot beverage for employees

Taking regular breaks during the work day can help you de-stress and re-charge. Bring along your colleagues.  This opportunity is available for all U of G employees. Stop by one of these locations from 9:30am-11:00am and pick-up your free medium coffee, hot chocolate or tea: University Centre 6  OVC Cafeteria  Do you work on the night shift?  Look for information on...

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