The Student Wellness Centre and Healthy Workplace Committee are excited to announce the return of Thrive Week at McMaster!
Thrive is a week-long series of events focused on helping students, faculty and staff at McMaster explore their path to mental health.
Thrive is also a mindset. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our mental health by learning about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and discovering new skills and resources to help us! McMaster is committed to enhancing mental health and well-being for all of our community members and supporting healthy and sustainable workplaces and learning environments.
Schools across Canada have been hosting Thrive Weeks annually as a means of educating, promoting, and advocating for student mental health on campus. Thrive first began in 2009 as an idea between two colleagues at the University of British Columbia. Over a decade later, many other universities have joined the Thrive network.
This year, Thrive Week will be held from January 18 to January 22, 2021. Events include an afternoon with comedian Adrienne Fish, a photo-voice activity, and more. Keep reading for more info!
Comedy Afternoon with Adrienne Fish
Adrienne Fish is a Toronto-based comedian who has been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards and named ‘Comedian of the Year’ by Canadian postsecondary schools.
We are so excited to have Adrienne join us for Thrive Week 2021! She will perform a show on January 20 at 12:00 PM EST. To register for this virtual event, please visit this link.
Useless Farm – Virtual Farm Tour
Meet Alpacas, Emus, Roosters, Chickens, and many more animals at this virtual farm tour! Based in Ontario, join Amanda on her farm in a virtual tour as she introduces you to the cutest, fluffiest, and sometimes meanest animals she knows.
The tour will happen on January 21 at 2:00PM. To sign up for this event, please visit this link.
Our physical (and virtual) environments have a large impact on our wellness in ways that we may or may not be aware of. We want to reflect and help understand the student, staff and faculty experience further during this year’s Thrive Week.
To reflect on this, we are going to use an activity called photo-voice, to begin thinking more about the impact our surroundings have on our wellness.
Through this activity, you will be able to:
To learn more and participate, please visit the photo-voice submission form.