Students’ Union Mental Health Month

During March, the Students’ Union is committed to drawing additional attention to resources, programming, and events to promote positive mental health on Laurier’s campuses. Apart from our programming and resources, we aim to highlight all mental health initiatives run by campus partners such as Laurier Athletics, Student Associations, Wellness Education, and more. Read the full statement from PJ.

Upcoming Events

March 28 @ 7 PM: Shapes and Sounds: Yoga and Music Healing with Alysha Brilla
90 minute co-facilitated Shapes and Sounds workshops includes guided yoga, live performance of music by Alysha Brilla and Desiree Dawson and a journaling prompt. Join on Zoom.

March 29 @ 3 PM: Exam and Performance Anxiety with Wellness Education
Learn ways to handle performance anxiety, improve your mental game, and find inner calm during midterms and exams.  This workshop will also address the additional stresses caused by online exams. Register on their website.

March 30 @ 6 PM: Therapy Dogs *SOLD OUT*
Therapy dogs will be at the University Stadium Gym from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., time slots are limited so sign up quickly to reserve your spot for a little pre-exam stress relief. Register here.

March 31 @ 3 PM: Social Media and Mental Health with Wellness Education
This workshop will address how social media affects mental health.  It will give particular attention to the impact of social media and the news during the stress and isolation of the pandemic, and it will discuss strategies for managing stress and setting healthy boundaries. Register on their website.

 

More Info

Check back and visit @yourstudentsunion as we’ll continue to add more details and programming!

Mental Health Resources

 

Past Events

March 1-3: Cleaning Service Giveaway
Students’ Union Instagram

March 1-7: FLASS TikTok Challenge
Submit a TikTok about what you do in a day or how you take care of your mental health to FLASS via Instagram DM or email. Students will start voting for their favourite on March 9.

Until March 7: AUS Self-Care Package Giveaway
To kick of Mental Health Awareness month, AUS is giving away a self-care package to a student in the Faculty of Arts

March 7-11: Laurier Thrive Week
Thrive Week Website

March 8 & March 9: FOSSA Be Kind to your Mind Merch Sales
FOSSA will be selling Be Kind to Your Mind Merch
Waterloo Concourse

March 10 @ 7 PM: Mental Health & Roommate Conflict with Kiefer Collison of Big Brother Canada
1 Nintendo Switch + Ring Fit will be given away to a lucky attendee courtesy of Student VIP
Brantford Watch Party happening @ 7 PM: 1st Level Lounge
Zoom Link – log in using your Laurier SSO

March 11 @ 7:30 PM – 11 PM: AUS Movie Night – Inside Out
In celebration of Mental Health Month AUS is hosting a movie night! Join us for a showing of the Pixar movie, Inside Out and snacks.

March 14 @ 12 PM – 3 PM: AUS Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
AUS is collaborating with KHPLaurier to raise awareness on mental health and will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts, with all money raised will be donated to the Kids Help Phone organization.

March 15 @ 2:30 PM: @laurierwellness is hosting “Happiness 101”. Learn about Positive Psychology and the secrets to increasing positive emotions, decreasing negativity, and creating satisfaction in satisfaction. Register at their link in bio.

March 16 @ 8 PM: Sit back, relax, and take some time to enjoy yourself in a creative way! Join @auslaurier for a virtual Paint Night! 🎨🖼✨
Come pick up your paint kits at the AUS office from 12-5 pm on March 16th and join their Zoom link later at 8 pm for a tutorial!

March 22 @ 2:30 PM: Everyday Mindfulness with Wellness Education
In this workshop you will learn and practice a number of mindfulness techniques that you can use in a variety of situations in your everyday life. Register on their website.

March 21-25: Beginner’s Week with Athletics & Recreation
During this week students will have access to designated beginners space in the gym with extra personal trainers and staff on hand to support new gym-goers. More info here.

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