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Mental health and wellness are essential to our well-being and success. Join us for Mount Royal University's first-ever Mental Wellness Expo. Hear from keynote speaker Mark Henick, chat with mental health resources and more!

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Mental Wellness Expo Keynote Speaker: Mark Henick

Join us for an engaging discussion of mental health, depression, resilience and the mentally healthy campus with author Mark Henick.

By the time he found himself standing on the edge of a bridge late one night, a teenager ready to die, Mark Henick had lost all hope. If it wasn’t for an anonymous stranger who reached out and saved his life, Henick would never have left that bridge alive. But he did, and he has dedicated his life ever since to opening minds and creating change in the mental health arena. Join us for a conversation with Mark about mental health, depression, resilience and the mentally healthy campus informed by his personal journey and his role as an influencer in the mental health system.

Content Warning: This session references suicide, suicidal ideation and related topics. Mental health staff will be available during and after the keynote for students wishing to debrief.

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
10 - 11:15 a.m. 
Ross Glen Hall



Expo

Join us on Mainstreet for a service fair focused on campus and community services that students can access to support their mental wellness. Services include crisis resources, financial literacy resources, mental health resources, a grounding station and many more! Food and refreshments will be provided.

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Mainstreet

No registration is required.


Puppy Room

Research shows that petting, hugging, or otherwise touching a loving puppy can rapidly calm and soothe you when you’re stressed or anxious. Meet these pups in Wyckham House on the 2nd Floor - The Gallery and let your stresses melt away!

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
The Gallery (Wyckham House, 2nd floor)

No registration is required.


safeTALK

safeTALK is a 3.5hour suicide alertness workshop that alerts one to warning signs that are indicating risk of suicide. At a safeTALK workshop, you’ll learn the importance of recognizing signs, communicating with the person at risk, and connecting them to intervention resources for further support.

This workshop will be held in-person, on campus. In order to receive certification, you will be required to attend the workshop in full.

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
12:30 - 4 p.m. 



Decolonizing Mental Health

Dion Simon, Medicine Trail Coordinator at the Iniskim Centre, will lead individuals through a series of mental wellness activities and knowledge sharing from an Indigenous lens. The purpose is to balance ourselves through emotional, spiritual, physical & mental well-being.

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
1 - 2  p.m. 
Room I-120

No registration is required.


Wellness Wind Down

Co-hosted with Queer-safe psychologist Dr. Janet Miller from Wellness Services. Students gather weekly to wind down from the week, chat, and hang out in a supportive setting. Students decide what they need from the space each week they attend and receive support where they are at. This program allows students to connect and feel less alone in their victories and defeats.

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Pride Centre, Z211

No registration is required.


Live Music Thursdays

Did you know that Music is said to provide a calm and healing influence? Whether you’re into folk, rock, jazz or hip hop, come by West Gate Social to listen to some live music, and hang out!

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
4 - 6 p.m. 
West Gate Social, Z104

No registration is required.


Drum, Dine & Discuss

Drumming is a great way to reduce stress and make music. Beginners and participants of all experience levels are welcome to join. After the Drum Circle, enjoy snacks and networking. Meet us in the Cultural Inclusion Centre – let’s drum!

Event details:

Thursday, November 24, 2022
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Cultural Inclusion Centre, Z203

No registration is required.