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CMHA SafeTALK Training

In recognition of Mental Health Week, May 7th to 13th, the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington is sponsoring 2 free safeTALK workshops (Suicide Alertness Training) to community members, Waterloo May 7th & Guelph May 8th ($50 value). Open to anyone 15 years old and over, no previous experience or training necessary. Pre-registration is required as spots are limited.

Coffee with the President

Take time for yourself to “be well.” Join the President and other members of the Senior Executive team as a break in your afternoon to enjoy some refreshments.  Connect with other members of our campus community for this afternoon drop-in.

SafeTALK Training Session

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:

Exercising the Mind for Mental Health in the Workplace

MindUWell if offering a free webinar for participants who register in advance at   Find out why mindfulness will become a core competency, an integral part of business and just as commonplace as physical exercise. Host Dr. Geoff Soloway will be joined by Lyne Moussa, Manager of Wellness, Safety and Disability at Coast Capital Savings, who will share how and why the organization integrated mindfulness into its mental health initiatives.

Financial Wellness: Supporting Your Aging Loved Ones

As a loved one’s needs increase, you can suddenly find yourself overextended physically, mentally and even financially. Where can you turn when an aging loved one needs help? Did you know there are local resources to help guide you? In this session, we will partner with local experts that can help answer your questions. Brought to you by Learning and Development, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada.

Eating for Mental Well-being Workshop

Students, faculty and staff, join this interactive session to learn about the connection between our food habits and mental well-being. You will learn specific tips and tools that can be helpful in managing stress, anxiety, low energy, and difficulties with concentration and focus.  Join us and you might even get a healthy snack!

CMHA Mental Health Works Training

Register for this half-day overview of workplace mental health. The first half introduces participants to the important overarching ideas and concepts, followed by a closer examination of two common mental health problems (depression and anxiety) in the second half. By the end of this session, participants will:

Interactive Labyrinth

Labyrinths are ancient, concentric, walking path designs used in a variety of faith and cultural traditions to foster prayer, contemplation, and meditation.  Walking the labyrinth can be symbolic of many things - a pilgrimage, navigating the twists and turns of life, an inward journey towards what matters most, a rebirth into new ways of living, etc.  Each experience with a labyrinth is unique to the user, but one thing is consistent - in a labyrinth (unlike in a maze) there is no way to get lost and no way to take a wrong turn.

Kick-off Event: Road to Resiliency

Keynote: Road to Resiliency Students, faculty and staff join us as Don O’Leary (VP Finance, Administration and Risk) and Brenda Whiteside (AVP, Student Affairs) welcome Lynne Skilton-Hayes as our keynote speaker talking about her own road to resiliency.  Please submit your RSVP to let us know you will be joining us: 

Wellness Resource Fair

Students, faculty and staff, drop by the Summerlee Science Complex Atrium to explore and learn about the resources we have available on our campus and in our community.  Please RSVP to let us know you can attend:   Brochures, information and swag will be available for anyone who pops by between 11am-3pm!  Here is a snapshot of some of the services, supports and resources that will be participating in this event:

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