Next week marks the ninth annual Thrive Week at UBC.
From October 30 to November 3, various events are being held at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to promote mental well-being. From yoga classes to multiple workshops to suicide prevention training, Thrive has set up a packed schedule that ensures everyone who wants to participate is able to.
According to their website, “Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for everyone at UBC” that is open to students, staff and faculty.
Thrive Week falls halfway between the start of school and the end of exams — a time when students are particularly vulnerable in their mental health. With midterms, term papers and the never-ending rain on our minds, it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves — whether that’s taking a night off from studying or cooking a healthy meal.
Thrive aims to remind students they can still maintain a positive mental health during busy times.
Thrive Week kicks off on Monday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m. outside the bookstore. There will be free coffee and snacks, but more importantly, there will be members of the UBC community ready to start the discussion of mental health — something we should never shy away from.
Thrive is partnered with the Wellness Centre and additional support can be found there.