May 2013 WELLNESS EVENTS
Mental Health First Aid 2-Day Workshop
Tues, May 7 & Thurs, May 9
TRU - Room TBA
To register, please contact the workshop facilitator, Cylynne Edgelow Abdullah at firstname.lastname@example.org
The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.
The program does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to:
■Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
■Provide initial help.
■Guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
In general, university can be a setting where young adults experience mental health illness/concerns, mostly based on the fact that this is the age demographic where the average person first experiences symptoms.
This course is applicable to anyone working here on campus; whether you are a faculty member, a staff member or an administrator, you will benefit from having a more in-depth understanding of mental health issues so that we can better serve our students who need our support.
Tobacco Free Tuesdays
Are you wanting to quit using tobacco but might not be quite ready to quit for good? Well what about just one day to start with?
If this sounds like something you are interested in you can register to WIN PRIZES!! Go to the QuitNow website and enter NOW! http://www.tobaccofreetuesdays.com/index.php
Are you a mom on campus who is breastfeeding or pumping for your child? While we wait for the new Wellness Centre to be completed, we have set up an interim private breastfeeding/pumping space for you in Student Services (OM 1631). The room will be available Mon-Fri, from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please approach the secretary (most likely Jane) and she will set you up.
Once the new Wellness Centre space is ready, you will be able to access this space for feeding/pumping.
TRU Wellness Centre
The TRU Wellness Centre promotes the well-being of our growing, changing, diverse TRU community. The TRU Wellness Centre values the health of all employees and students on campus, and aims to provide unique, educational and fun programs that will help provide the skills and tools needed to create a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle.
- Individual wellness plans and health and wellness consultations
- Presentations to classrooms on wellness issues such as stress management, nutrition, healthy relationships, responsible drinking, etc.
- Campus-wide activities such as 'Love Your Vagina' Day, The Living Life to the Full Course, Stress Busters, Nutrition Demos, and Bladder Chatter (student health and wellness newsletters posted in the washrooms)
**Please note that the Wellness Centre is still under construction...Please bear with us!
Check out our new Wellness Blog!! We have great health info, recipes and important event info. Go to: www.wellness.inside.tru.ca/
Also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/truwellnesscentre
Or follow us on Twitter!
If you need to talk here are some important phone numbers:TRU Counselling: 250-828-5023, OM 1631 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wellness Centre: 250-828-5010, OM 1462 or email email@example.com. Chelsea is only here Tues-Thurs, so please try and book an appointment if possible. (Drop-ins also welcome if Chelsea is available!)
- Mental Health in Kamloops: 250-377-0088 After hours phone number
- 24 hour phone number in Vancouver toll free: 1-866-661-3311
Other helpful numbers:
- Doctor on Campus: 250-828-5126, OM1461
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Closed from 12:00 to 1:00pm)
- HealthLink BC: 811 or http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
- Royal Inland Hospital: 250-374-5111
- Campus Security: 250-828-5033
- Occupational Health and Safety: 250-828-5139
Make sure to check out Bladder Chatter, the health and wellness newsletter that is posted in washroom stalls in the Gathering Place, AE, Science, Old Main, Culinary Arts, Trades and Technology, and International buildings.