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There are tons of great events happening virtually and on campus. Getting to know other students who are facing similar challenges can be a helpful reminder that you’re never alone. Plus, you’ll learn great new skills to help you take care of your mental health.

Below you’ll find a listing of health-focused events on all three campuses. All students are welcome at any location. Most are being held online, so you can participate from wherever you are.

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UTM Virtual Programs: This page provides UTM students with information about upcoming programs, workshops, and activities run virtually by each of the departments listed below.

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3 days ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Happy National Nursing Week! (May 9-15, 2022)

The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.

Thank you to all our amazing nursing staff at the HCC for all they do to support student health and well-being 🙏

@uoftmississauga #CNA2022 #WeAnswerTheCall #IKnowANurse #NationalNursingWeek #IND2022 #Nurses2022 #VoiceToLead
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Happy National Nursing Week! (May 9-15, 2022)

The pandemic brought to light the courage and commitment that nurses work under every day and showed the important role that nurses play in the community.

Thank you to all our amazing nursing staff at the HCC for all they do to support student health and well-being 🙏

@uoftmississauga #CNA2022 #WeAnswerTheCall #IKnowANurse #NationalNursingWeek #IND2022 #Nurses2022 #VoiceToLead
4 days ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now! (Link in bio)

Redefining Self-Care: An Intersectional Understanding of Self-Care and How to Care for Ourselves
Facilitator: Vi Phan (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30pm

Where: Zoom, link to be sent the morning of the workshop

Self-care is a topic that you may have been hearing a lot about, especially during the pandemic. Research suggests that practicing self-care leads to improved well-being but you may not know how to begin or if your current efforts toward self-care are enough. In this 1 hour long workshop, we will explore the many different definitions of self-care and the ways that we can put this into practice in our day to day lives. Moving beyond stereotypical self-care activities, we will use an intersectional lens to work toward determining the best self-care practices to address our own unique needs to put together a plan of action that works for you!

@uoftmississauga
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Register now! (Link in bio)

Redefining Self-Care: An Intersectional Understanding of Self-Care and How to Care for Ourselves
Facilitator: Vi Phan (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30pm

Where: Zoom, link to be sent the morning of the workshop

Self-care is a topic that you may have been hearing a lot about, especially during the pandemic.  Research suggests that practicing self-care leads to improved well-being but you may not know how to begin or if your current efforts toward self-care are enough.  In this 1 hour long workshop, we will explore the many different definitions of self-care and the ways that we can put this into practice in our day to day lives.  Moving beyond stereotypical self-care activities, we will use an intersectional lens to work toward determining the best self-care practices to address our own unique needs to put together a plan of action that works for you!

@uoftmississauga
4 days ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register today! (Link in bio)

Addressing the Impact of Trauma: Safety, Stability and Self-Care
Facilitators: Sofia Pelaez (she/her), MSW, RSW and Vi Phan (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm – May 24-July 12 (8 weeks)

Where: MS Teams

Have you ever wondered if a past trauma may still be impacting you?

If yes, you may be interested in what this group offers. The primary focus of this group is to develop participants’ understanding of their trauma and build coping skills. Participants will not be asked to share details of their trauma history. Instead, the group will explore how trauma may impact a person and how to reduce shame or isolation and build self-compassion. Participants will also learn and develop skills to increase capacity to self-regulate emotions, manage intrusive thoughts and triggers, and establish safety within oneself and in relationships. This group uses a Trauma Information Group model (TIG), which is a brief group therapy format designed to meet the goals of safety, stability, and self-care among participants.

No previous experience in therapy is required. Accessing individual therapy is not a prerequisite for this group but it is recommended if a participant feels that they require additional support or would like to complement the work taking place in the group sessions.

@uoftmississauga
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Register today! (Link in bio)

Addressing the Impact of Trauma: Safety, Stability and Self-Care
Facilitators: Sofia Pelaez (she/her), MSW, RSW and Vi Phan (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm – May 24-July 12 (8 weeks)

Where: MS Teams

Have you ever wondered if a past trauma may still be impacting you?

If yes, you may be interested in what this group offers. The primary focus of this group is to develop participants’ understanding of their trauma and build coping skills. Participants will not be asked to share details of their trauma history. Instead, the group will explore how trauma may impact a person and how to reduce shame or isolation and build self-compassion. Participants will also learn and develop skills to increase capacity to self-regulate emotions, manage intrusive thoughts and triggers, and establish safety within oneself and in relationships. This group uses a Trauma Information Group model (TIG), which is a brief group therapy format designed to meet the goals of safety, stability, and self-care among participants.

No previous experience in therapy is required. Accessing individual therapy is not a prerequisite for this group but it is recommended if a participant feels that they require additional support or would like to complement the work taking place in the group sessions.

@uoftmississauga
2 weeks ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

📣 Attention #UTM Students! 📣

We are thrilled to share an important mental health training opportunity with you!

We currently have some spots available to complete the LivingWorks START training for FREE. This training is a great opportunity to learn life-saving suicide prevention skills online, in as little as 90 min.

This opportunity is free to UTM students. Please note that spots are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last.

Interested? Simply email your interest to Veronica Marchuk, Mental Health Promotion & Program Assistant at veronica.marchuk@utoronto.ca, and you will receive more details pertaining to next steps.

Don’t miss this important opportunity!

#mentalhealthmatters #wellnessatutm
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📣 Attention #UTM Students! 📣

We are thrilled to share an important mental health training opportunity with you! 

We currently have some spots available to complete the LivingWorks START training for FREE. This training is a great opportunity to learn life-saving suicide prevention skills online, in as little as 90 min. 

This opportunity is free to UTM students. Please note that spots are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. 

Interested? Simply email your interest to Veronica Marchuk, Mental Health Promotion & Program Assistant at veronica.marchuk@utoronto.ca, and you will receive more details pertaining to next steps. 

Don’t miss this important opportunity! 

#mentalhealthmatters #wellnessatutm
1 month ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

It’s that time of the year, #UTM!

Get ready for a JAM-PACKED day full of helpful sessions to help prepare you for the exam season.

Exam Jam has both virtual and in person components this year! Join us Friday April 8 to discover a whole day full of education and fun sessions, while also prioritizing your wellness.

REGISTER TODAY at uoft.me/utmexamjam

Register to receive important updates, links and many helpful tips as you prepare for your exams.

Need more reasons to join?! Earn a CCR notation! All students who attend at least 1 academic session + at least 1 healthy study break = qualify for a CCR.

You got this, #UTM!

@uoftmississauga
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It’s that time of the year, #UTM! 

Get ready for a JAM-PACKED day full of helpful sessions to help prepare you for the exam season. 

Exam Jam has both virtual and in person components this year! Join us Friday April 8 to discover a whole day full of education and fun sessions, while also prioritizing your wellness. 

REGISTER TODAY at uoft.me/utmexamjam 

Register to receive important updates, links and many helpful tips as you prepare for your exams. 

Need more reasons to join?! Earn a CCR notation! All students who attend at least 1 academic session + at least 1 healthy study break = qualify for a CCR. 

You got this, #UTM!

@uoftmississauga
1 month ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Support Session for Asian Students
When: Tuesday, April 12th, 3-4:30PM
Where: Zoom, links to be sent the morning of the workshop

Register at: uoft.me/AsianSupport

The UTM Health and Counselling Centre (HCC) in collaboration with the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) and the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre (SVPSC) will be hosting a wellness support session for Asian identifying students. The aim of this session is to discuss anti-Asian racism and its impact on the sense of belonging and well-being of Asian students. We will also explore ways to process and build individual and collective resilience in response to anti-Asian racism. The session will be facilitated by HCC counsellors, Helen Leung and Vi Phan, alongside Paula Lam, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator. All three Asianidentified facilitators share a passion for providing culturally affirmative support and enhancing the wellness of university students.
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Support Session for Asian Students
When: Tuesday, April 12th, 3-4:30PM
Where: Zoom, links to be sent the morning of the workshop
 
Register at: http://uoft.me/AsianSupport
 
The UTM Health and Counselling Centre (HCC) in collaboration with the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) and the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre (SVPSC) will be hosting a wellness support session for Asian identifying students. The aim of this session is to discuss anti-Asian racism and its impact on the sense of belonging and well-being of Asian students. We will also explore ways to process and build individual and collective resilience in response to anti-Asian racism. The session will be facilitated by HCC counsellors, Helen Leung and Vi Phan, alongside Paula Lam, Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Coordinator. All three Asianidentified facilitators share a passion for providing culturally affirmative support and enhancing the wellness of university students.
1 month ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip on reading strategies for stress management:

🌱Reading text out loud may be less stressful. 🌱

Did you know that reading books has long been known to have psychological therapeutic effects? A study published by the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology offers further evidence that shows how reading text aloud, which can stimulate the heart and lungs, may reduce stress. This study finds that reading your textbook content aloud was associated with higher productivity and lower stress rates than reading in other ways. What does that mean for students? This intervention may be interesting to explore, especially as we approach the end of the school year, which may be associated with high levels of stress and long hours studying for finals.

Source: Kim, B.-Y., & Bae, M.-J. (2019). A Study on the Stress Reduction Effect of Reading Aloud the Book Using HRV. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 12(9), 1457–1461. doi.org/ISSN 0974-3154

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip on reading strategies for stress management:  
 
🌱Reading text out loud may be less stressful. 🌱 
 
Did you know that reading books has long been known to have psychological therapeutic effects? A study published by the International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology offers further evidence that shows how reading text aloud, which can stimulate the heart and lungs, may reduce stress. This study finds that reading your textbook content aloud was associated with higher productivity and lower stress rates than reading in other ways. What does that mean for students? This intervention may be interesting to explore, especially as we approach the end of the school year, which may be associated with high levels of stress and long hours studying for finals.  
 
Source: Kim, B.-Y., & Bae, M.-J. (2019). A Study on the Stress Reduction Effect of Reading Aloud the Book Using HRV. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 12(9), 1457–1461. https://doi.org/ISSN 0974-3154 
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals. 
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip on improving cognitive performance:

🌱 Chewing gums may increase productivity. 🌱

A study published by BioMed International offers further evidence that chewing gum is associated with heightened alertness, reduced fatigue and even possibly reduced stress and improved mood. This study finds that chewing gum during the workday was associated with higher productivity and fewer cognitive problems, raised cortisol levels in the morning, and did not affect heart rate. What does that mean for students? This intervention may be interesting to explore, especially as end of school year can be associated with high levels of stress.

Source: Allen, A. P., & Smith, A. P. (2015). Chewing gum: Cognitive performance, mood, well-being, and associated physiology. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1–16. doi.org/10.1155/2015/654806.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip on improving cognitive performance:  
 
🌱 Chewing gums may increase productivity. 🌱 
 
A study published by BioMed International offers further evidence that chewing gum is associated with heightened alertness, reduced fatigue and even possibly reduced stress and improved mood. This study finds that chewing gum during the workday was associated with higher productivity and fewer cognitive problems, raised cortisol levels in the morning, and did not affect heart rate. What does that mean for students? This intervention may be interesting to explore, especially as end of school year can be associated with high levels of stress.  
 
Source: Allen, A. P., & Smith, A. P. (2015). Chewing gum: Cognitive performance, mood, well-being, and associated physiology. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/654806. 
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals. 
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register today! (Link in bio)

BIPOC and QTBIPOC Circle
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Last Wednesday of every month. Upcoming dates: March 30, & April 27, 2022

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent on the morning of the group.

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students for our monthly drop-in circle. In honour of Black history month, we have a special guest who will be joining us to co-facilitate this month’s discussion on Celebrating Black Experiences and Black Joy. Entisar Yusuf, the Program Coordinator at the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) will share what is Black Joy and lead discussions on how the BIPOC community can celebrate and support the experiences of the Black Community. Please join us as we continue to support each other in our reflections and exploration of our intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences.
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Register today! (Link in bio) 

BIPOC and QTBIPOC Circle
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Last Wednesday of every month.  Upcoming dates: March 30, & April 27, 2022

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent on the morning of the group.

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students for our monthly drop-in circle. In honour of Black history month, we have a special guest who will be joining us to co-facilitate this month’s discussion on Celebrating Black Experiences and Black Joy. Entisar Yusuf, the Program Coordinator at the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) will share what is Black Joy and lead discussions on how the BIPOC community can celebrate and support the experiences of the Black Community. Please join us as we continue to support each other in our reflections and exploration of our intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences.
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Meet the HCC Counsellors 🌿

Lauren Drouchard (she/her), MSW, RSW
Wellness & Resiliency Counsellor (Accessibility Services)
As a social worker, I feel very lucky to have a job that allows me to work alongside people during life's inevitable tough times. I strive to do counselling with students; meaning I aim to bring an open mind, curiosity, and open ears to our work together, collaborating and recognizing that as human beings, we all have our challenges and can benefit from support. I hope we can learn from each other; bringing honesty, trust, and maybe even a little laughter, into our counselling.

As a registered social worker with a degree in women's studies, it's important to me to bring a feminist and anti-oppressive framework to counselling, and to operate in a student-led fashion. I have been fortunate to work with folks with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, burnout, and self-injuring behaviours. I have training in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), and ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), and use an integrated approach of these methods, to support students.
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Meet the HCC Counsellors 🌿

Lauren Drouchard (she/her), MSW, RSW
Wellness & Resiliency Counsellor (Accessibility Services)
As a social worker, I feel very lucky to have a job that allows me to work alongside people during lifes inevitable tough times. I strive to do counselling with students; meaning I aim to bring an open mind, curiosity, and open ears to our work together, collaborating and recognizing that as human beings, we all have our challenges and can benefit from support. I hope we can learn from each other; bringing honesty, trust, and maybe even a little laughter, into our counselling.
 
As a registered social worker with a degree in womens studies, its important to me to bring a feminist and anti-oppressive framework to counselling, and to operate in a student-led fashion. I have been fortunate to work with folks with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, burnout, and self-injuring behaviours. I have training in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy), and ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), and use an integrated approach of these methods, to support students.
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join Embrave’s “Out of Isolation” support program for survivors of sexual violence. The program is starting March 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm and will run every Monday. The model is virtual drop in.

Topics to be discussed: confidence, boundaries, safer sex, relationship building, goal setting, and more.

If you need further information please send an email to Kayla Amaral at kayla@embrave.ca and Safiya Bhinder at safiya@embrave.ca

@embrave.ca
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Join Embrave’s “Out of Isolation” support program for survivors of sexual violence. The program is starting March 28 from 6pm to 7:30pm and will run every Monday. The model is virtual drop in.
 
Topics to be discussed: confidence, boundaries, safer sex, relationship building, goal setting, and more.
 
If you need further information please send an email to Kayla Amaral at kayla@embrave.ca and Safiya Bhinder at safiya@embrave.ca
 
@embrave.ca
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

Don’t miss our last Wellness 101 session of the semester!

Like many students right now, are you in need of a motivation boost?! We got you covered!

As final assignments and exams just around the corner, it can often feel challenging to find that motivation and energy to put in your best work. But DYK: there are daily choices you can make to help improve your motivation!

Join us as we discuss and put into practice some tangible, daily strategies that you can implement into your routine to give you that additional boost of motivation you need to end the year off strong!

🌱 Motivation Boost for Personal and Academic Success

🌱 Brought to you by @rgasc_utm and @utmhccwellness

🌱 Wed., March 30 | 1 - 2 pm

🌱 Zoom | utoronto.zoom.us/j/96601698173

Register today at uoft.me/wellness-at-home

You got this, UTM!

#wellnessatutm
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,

Don’t miss our last Wellness 101 session of the semester! 

Like many students right now, are you in need of a motivation boost?! We got you covered! 

As final assignments and exams just around the corner, it can often feel challenging to find that motivation and energy to put in your best work. But DYK: there are daily choices you can make to help improve your motivation!

Join us as we discuss and put into practice some tangible, daily strategies that you can implement into your routine to give you that additional boost of motivation you need to end the year off strong!

🌱 Motivation Boost for Personal and Academic Success

🌱 Brought to you by @rgasc_utm and @utmhccwellness 

🌱 Wed., March 30 | 1 - 2 pm

🌱 Zoom | utoronto.zoom.us/j/96601698173

Register today at uoft.me/wellness-at-home

You got this, UTM!

#wellnessatutm
#wellnessathome
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now! (Link in bio)

Attention & Focus: Creating a personalized plan for the future
Facilitator: Sofia Pelaez (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Where: Zoom, link to be sent the morning of the workshop

Having difficulty with staying focused and being attentive? You are not alone! It can be very stressful to do your school work when you are struggling to concentrate. This is a common issue for a lot of students, particularly for students with ADHD or concerned about having ADHD. In this workshop, we will learn practical strategies to help you increase your concentration. First, we will use a self-assessment to increase our awareness of the current barriers to optimal concentration. We will then move on to creating our own specific and achievable personalized plan for moving forward with success.
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Register now! (Link in bio)

Attention & Focus: Creating a personalized plan for the future
Facilitator: Sofia Pelaez (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Where: Zoom, link to be sent the morning of the workshop

Having difficulty with staying focused and being attentive? You are not alone! It can be very stressful to do your school work when you are struggling to concentrate. This is a common issue for a lot of students, particularly for students with ADHD or concerned about having ADHD. In this workshop, we will learn practical strategies to help you increase your concentration.   First, we will use a self-assessment to increase our awareness of the current barriers to optimal concentration.  We will then move on to creating our own specific and achievable personalized plan for moving forward with success.
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip about the importance of kindness.

🌱 Acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and receiver. 🌱

A recent study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. In other words, being kind makes you a better person, while also making you feel happier, more competent, and more connected to others.

Source: Cotney, Jessica L, and Robin Banerjee. 2019. “Adolescents’ Conceptualizations of Kindness and Its Links with Well-Being: A Focus Group Study.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 36 (2): 599–617. doi.org/10.1177/0265407517738584.

It is not about having to perform a grand gesture. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone or listening to a fellow student in distress counts.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip about the importance of kindness.
 
🌱 Acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and receiver. 🌱 
 
A recent study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. In other words, being kind makes you a better person, while also making you feel happier, more competent, and more connected to others.   
 
Source: Cotney, Jessica L, and Robin Banerjee. 2019. “Adolescents’ Conceptualizations of Kindness and Its Links with Well-Being: A Focus Group Study.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 36 (2): 599–617. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517738584. 
 
It is not about having to perform a grand gesture. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone or listening to a fellow student in distress counts.  
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals. 
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip about the importance of kindness.

🌱 Acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and receiver. 🌱

A recent study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. In other words, being kind makes you a better person, while also making you feel happier, more competent, and more connected to others.

Source: Cotney, Jessica L, and Robin Banerjee. 2019. “Adolescents’ Conceptualizations of Kindness and Its Links with Well-Being: A Focus Group Study.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 36 (2): 599–617. doi.org/10.1177/0265407517738584.

It is not about having to perform a grand gesture. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone or listening to a fellow student in distress counts.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this Fun Friday, we present a wellness tip about the importance of kindness.
 
🌱 Acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and receiver. 🌱 
 
A recent study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, acts of kindness can have positive health benefits for both the giver and the receiver. In other words, being kind makes you a better person, while also making you feel happier, more competent, and more connected to others.   
 
Source: Cotney, Jessica L, and Robin Banerjee. 2019. “Adolescents’ Conceptualizations of Kindness and Its Links with Well-Being: A Focus Group Study.” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 36 (2): 599–617. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517738584. 
 
It is not about having to perform a grand gesture. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone or listening to a fellow student in distress counts.  
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals. 
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this Fun Friday, our tip is all about the benefits of laughter on personal wellness:

🌱 Laughter therapy can help lessen stress and improve mood 🌱

Have you ever considered “Laughter Therapy”? A recent study on laughter therapy shows that laughter has a beneficial effect on the central nervous, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, immunological, and cardiovascular systems on a physiological level. The physical act of laughing has many of the same health benefits as exercise. A recent assessment of the literature found that laughter has the following physiological benefits: strengthens and relaxes muscles; improves breathing; stimulates circulation; reduces stress hormones; boosts immune system defense; raises pain threshold and tolerance; and improves mental functioning.

Next time you find yourself overwhelmed, consider doing something that you enjoy, that will put a smile on your face, laugh and notice the difference! Laughter is an asset we can all tap into.

Source: Akimbekov, Nuraly S., and Mohammed S. Razzaque. "Laughter therapy: A humor-induced hormonal intervention to reduce stress and anxiety." Current Research in Physiology 4 (2021): 135-138.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this Fun Friday, our tip is all about the benefits of laughter on personal wellness:   
   
🌱 Laughter therapy can help lessen stress and improve mood 🌱 
 
Have you ever considered “Laughter Therapy”? A recent study on laughter therapy shows that laughter has a beneficial effect on the central nervous, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, immunological, and cardiovascular systems on a physiological level. The physical act of laughing has many of the same health benefits as exercise. A recent assessment of the literature found that laughter has the following physiological benefits: strengthens and relaxes muscles; improves breathing; stimulates circulation; reduces stress hormones; boosts immune system defense; raises pain threshold and tolerance; and improves mental functioning. 
 
Next time you find yourself overwhelmed, consider doing something that you enjoy, that will put a smile on your face, laugh and notice the difference! Laughter is an asset we can all tap into.  
  
Source: Akimbekov, Nuraly S., and Mohammed S. Razzaque. Laughter therapy: A humor-induced hormonal intervention to reduce stress and anxiety. Current Research in Physiology 4 (2021): 135-138. 
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.   
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Join Registered Dietitian, Kimberly Green, as she demonstrates how to make a Mediterranean-Inspired Power Bowl for Nutrition Month 2022. You’ll pick up healthy eating tips for busy UTM students, learn how to make your own salad dressing, find out more about the benefits of whole grains and protein foods, and understand how to include delicious treats into a healthy diet (fried cheese, anyone?!). Lots of opportunities to ask your questions and receive a copy of the recipe to try at home.

🌱Wed., March 2 | 1-2 pm

🌱Zoom | 966 0169 8173

Register Today!

🔗 uoft.me/wellness-at-home

@utmdietitian

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
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Hey #UTM, 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! 

Join Registered Dietitian, Kimberly Green, as she demonstrates how to make a Mediterranean-Inspired Power Bowl for Nutrition Month 2022.  You’ll pick up healthy eating tips for busy UTM students, learn how to make your own salad dressing, find out more about the benefits of whole grains and protein foods, and understand how to include delicious treats into a healthy diet (fried cheese, anyone?!).  Lots of opportunities to ask your questions and receive a copy of the recipe to try at home.

🌱Wed., March 2 | 1-2 pm 

🌱Zoom | 966 0169 8173

Register Today! 

🔗 uoft.me/wellness-at-home

@utmdietitian 

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

>> Register now at uoft.me/moveuskate2022

UTM MoveU Skate
Fri, Mar 4, 11 AM – 3 PM
RAWC Gym A

Get active this winter at UTM’s indoor skating rink! Bring a friend and enjoy FREE skate rentals and music. Open to all UTM students, staff and faculty.

Register now to book your 30-min timeslot. Spots are limited.

Brought to you by the Health & Counselling Centre and the Department of Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness.

#moveutm @utm_athletics @uoftmississauga @moveuoft
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>> Register now at uoft.me/moveuskate2022

UTM MoveU Skate
Fri, Mar 4, 11 AM – 3 PM 
RAWC Gym A
 
Get active this winter at UTM’s indoor skating rink! Bring a friend and enjoy FREE skate rentals and music. Open to all UTM students, staff and faculty.
 
Register now to book your 30-min timeslot. Spots are limited.
 
Brought to you by the Health & Counselling Centre and the Department of Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness.

#moveutm @utm_athletics @uoftmississauga @moveuoft
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,



We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.



On this Fun Friday, our tip is all about the benefits
of nutrition on personal wellness:


🌱Foods high in Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid can help your body create “happy” brain chemicals🌱



A recent study published in the Nutrients Journal suggests
that what is happening in the gut can have an influence on
our brain. Low serotonin levels in the brain are associated
with poor memory and depressed mood. For a serotonin
boost, make sure your diet includes important nutrients like
Vitamin B12 and folic acid. What does this mean for our diet?
Well, be sure to include foods like nuts, salmon, poultry,
meat and cheese in your meals.


Source: Jenkins, T., Nguyen, J., Polglaze,
K., & Bertrand, P.
(2016). Influence of tryptophan and serotonin on mood
and cognition with a possible role of the gut-brain axis.
Nutrients, 8 (1), 56. doi.org/10.3390/nu8010056.

Have more ideas? Check out our recipes on
www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-promotion/nutrition-healthy-eating/recipes
- developed specially for students looking for easy-to-prepare,
budget-friendly and nutritious meals and snacks.


Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based
wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self!
All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support
you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.


#wellnessathome

#wellnessathome
@utmdietitian
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Hey #UTM,   

   

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  

   

On this Fun Friday, our tip is all about the benefits 
of nutrition on personal wellness:   
   

🌱Foods high in Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid can help your body create “happy” brain chemicals🌱 

 

A recent study published in the Nutrients Journal suggests 
that what is happening in the gut can have an influence on
our brain. Low serotonin levels in the brain are associated
with poor memory and depressed mood. For a serotonin
boost, make sure your diet includes important nutrients like
Vitamin B12 and folic acid. What does this mean for our diet?
Well, be sure to include foods like nuts, salmon, poultry,
meat and cheese in your meals.  
  

Source: Jenkins, T., Nguyen, J., Polglaze,
K., & Bertrand, P. 
(2016). Influence of tryptophan and serotonin on mood
and cognition with a possible role of the gut-brain axis.
Nutrients, 8 (1), 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8010056. 
 
Have more ideas? Check out our recipes on
www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-promotion/nutrition-healthy-eating/recipes
- developed specially for students looking for easy-to-prepare,
budget-friendly and nutritious meals and snacks.
 

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based 
wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self!
All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support
you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.   

   
#wellnessathome  

#wellnessathome 
@utmdietitian
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now! (Link in bio)

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students for our monthly drop-in circle. In honour of Black history month we have a special guest who will be joining us to co-facilitate this month’s discussion on Celebrating Black Experiences and Black Joy. Entisar Yusuf, the Program Coordinator at the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) will share what is Black Joy and lead discussions on how the BIPOC community can celebrate and support the experiences of the Black Community. Please join us as we continue to support each other in our reflections and exploration of our intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences.

@uoftmississauga @utmedo
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Register now! (Link in bio)

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students for our monthly drop-in circle. In honour of Black history month we have a special guest who will be joining us to co-facilitate this month’s discussion on Celebrating Black Experiences and Black Joy. Entisar Yusuf, the Program Coordinator at the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO)  will share what is Black Joy and lead discussions on how the BIPOC community can celebrate and support the experiences of the Black Community. Please join us as we continue to support each other in our reflections and exploration of our intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences. 

@uoftmississauga @utmedo
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM! Here’s a friendly reminder that you are never alone, and that help is always available should you ever need it. Reach out to a friend or loved one, or connect with resources such as the HCC, Good2Talk or MySSP to speak to a professional. We are here for you.

UTM Health & Counselling Centre 🌱 905-828-5255

Need to speak to a doctor or counsellor? The UTM Health & Counselling Centre is here to help you with any health related questions or concerns you may have. To book an appointment, give us a call to connect with one of our staff and we will be happy to assist you. Our Hours of Operation are Mon, Tues & Fri from 9am - 5pm; and Wed & Thurs from 9am - 7:30pm. In case of an acute emergency and/or for after-hours urgent support, dial 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency department.

Good2Talk Helpline 🌱 1-866-925-5454

Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. By calling 1-866-925-5454, post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. Good2Talk also has SMS text-based and Facebook Messenger options available. To use the former, simply text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 to get started, and for the latter, choose the messenger option on the Good2Talk website to be connected with a professional.

MySSP 🌱 Download the MySSP app on your phone’s App Store. You can also access the service 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700 Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578

My Student Support Program (MySSP) provides University of Toronto students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to students. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are for a range of concerns.

@uoftmississauga #mentalhealth #takecare #bewell #askforhelp
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Hey #UTM! Here’s a friendly reminder that you are never alone, and that help is always available should you ever need it. Reach out to a friend or loved one, or connect with resources such as the HCC, Good2Talk or MySSP to speak to a professional. We are here for you.

UTM Health & Counselling Centre 🌱 905-828-5255

Need to speak to a doctor or counsellor? The UTM Health & Counselling Centre is here to help you with any health related questions or concerns you may have. To book an appointment, give us a call to connect with one of our staff and we will be happy to assist you. Our Hours of Operation are Mon, Tues & Fri from 9am - 5pm; and Wed & Thurs from 9am - 7:30pm. In case of an acute emergency and/or for after-hours urgent support, dial 9-1-1 or visit your nearest emergency department.

Good2Talk Helpline 🌱 1-866-925-5454

Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. By calling 1-866-925-5454, post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. Good2Talk also has SMS text-based and Facebook Messenger options available. To use the former, simply text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 to get started, and for the latter, choose the messenger option on the Good2Talk website to be connected with a professional.

MySSP 🌱 Download the MySSP app on your phone’s App Store. You can also access the service 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700 Outside of North America, call 001-416-380-6578

My Student Support Program (MySSP) provides University of Toronto students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to students. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are for a range of concerns.

@uoftmississauga #mentalhealth #takecare #bewell #askforhelp
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this winter day, our tip is all about the benefits of exercise on personal wellness:

🌱 Did you know that engaging in 40-60 min of exercise, three times a week, can reduce symptoms of depression?

Results from a study published in the Journal of Applied Research have found that 40-60 minutes of exercise, three times a week, is associated with reducing symptoms of depression. What does this mean for students? Turns out that exercising in a gym just 3 times a week can have very important benefits to our mental health. So if you ever find yourself in need of a serotonin boost, head to your nearest gym to get your heartrate up.

Source: Hemat-Far, A., Shahsavari, A., & Mousavi, S. R. (2012). Effects of Selected Aerobic Exercises on the Depression and Concentrations of Plasma Serotonin in the Depressed Female Students Aged 18 to 25. Journal of Applied Research, 12(1).

Check out our #MoveUNewU Challenge, Jan 31- Feb 25, 2022 to make your fitness goals a reality! Simply participate in 3 eligible physical activity sessions for your chance to win exciting prizes! Get the details, including dates/times of eligible sessions, at uoft.me/moveunewchallenge.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

As we head back to campus, encouraging all students to check out to get moving and check out all the amazing RAWC session that are offered! Tell us your favourite gym exercise in the comments!

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,   
   
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.  
   
On this winter day, our tip is all about the benefits of exercise on personal wellness:   
   
🌱 Did you know that engaging in 40-60 min of exercise, three times a week, can reduce symptoms of depression? 
 
Results from a study published in the Journal of Applied Research have found that  40-60 minutes of exercise, three times a week, is associated with reducing symptoms of depression. What does this mean for students? Turns out that exercising in a gym just 3 times a week can have very important benefits to our mental health. So if you ever find yourself in need of a serotonin boost, head to your nearest gym to get your heartrate up.  
  
Source: Hemat-Far, A., Shahsavari, A., & Mousavi, S. R. (2012). Effects of Selected Aerobic Exercises on the Depression and Concentrations of Plasma Serotonin in the Depressed Female Students Aged 18 to 25. Journal of Applied Research, 12(1). 
  
Check out our #MoveUNewU Challenge, Jan 31- Feb 25, 2022 to make your fitness goals a reality! Simply participate in 3 eligible physical activity sessions for your chance to win exciting prizes! Get the details, including dates/times of eligible sessions, at uoft.me/moveunewchallenge. 
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.   
 
As we head back to campus, encouraging all students to check out to get moving and check out all the amazing RAWC session that are offered! Tell us your favourite gym exercise in the comments!   
  
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessathome
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Attention @UTM students!

Currently UofT is participating in the Canadian Campus Wellbeing survey with colleges and universities across Canada. The survey focuses on important topics relating to mental health, wellbeing, health service usage, substance use and food security.

The survey is open from February 7th till March 15th, check your email to see if you were invited.

Students who participate are eligible to win 1 of 10, $100 gift cards to any of UofT Bookstore, TBucks, UberEats, Indigo, Presto!

#utm
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Attention @UTM students!

Currently UofT is participating in the Canadian Campus Wellbeing survey with colleges and universities across Canada. The survey focuses on important topics relating to mental health, wellbeing, health service usage, substance use and food security. 

The survey is open from February 7th till March 15th, check your email to see if you were invited. 

Students who participate are eligible to win 1 of 10, $100 gift cards to any of UofT Bookstore, TBucks, UberEats, Indigo, Presto!

#UTM
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

‼️It’s BACK ‼️by popular demand.

#UTM, we are excited to bring back Art for the Heart ❤️ series.

Looking for creative ways to enhance your self-care routine? Well, look no further! Join us for this 3 week program where participants meet virtually once a week to draw + paint + find artistic ways to practice self care.

REGISTER TODAY!

🔗 uoft.me/wellness-at-home

Dates: Feb. 10 + 17 + 24 | 6-7:30 pm

Facilitated by the Toronto Art Therapy Institute Placement Students.

Art Kits are available for pick up at no cost and can be picked at UTM.

Secure your spot today!

@uoftmississauga

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
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‼️It’s BACK ‼️by popular demand. 

#UTM, we are excited to bring back Art for the Heart ❤️ series. 

Looking for creative ways to enhance your self-care routine? Well, look no further! Join us for this 3 week program where participants meet virtually once a week to draw + paint + find artistic ways to practice self care. 

REGISTER TODAY! 

🔗 uoft.me/wellness-at-home

Dates: Feb. 10 + 17 + 24 | 6-7:30 pm

Facilitated by the Toronto Art Therapy Institute Placement Students. 

Art Kits are available for pick up at no cost and can be picked at UTM. 

Secure your spot today! 

@uoftmississauga 

#wellnessathome 
#wellnessatUTM
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

This week, UTM’s registered dietitian Kimberly Green draws attention to an important awareness week regarding wellness and nutrition. 🌱 Between Feb 1 - 7 2022, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) acknowledges Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

If you or someone you know is impacted by an eating disorder, please reach out to a health care provider and the HCC for additional guidance, support, and to learn about resources available for you.

More from the National Eating Disorder Information Centre:
Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. That is why, from February 1st to 7th every year, Eating Disorder groups across Canada unite to commemorate Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) with a national week of action focused on educating the public about Eating Disorders.

Learn more at nedic.ca/edaw/

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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #utm,

We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.

On this winter day, our tip is all about the benefits of getting outside:

🌱 Did you know that just getting outside for a 20-minute walk can help reduce fatigue and improve memory?

Results from a study published in the Psychology journal has found that a 20-minute walk outside was associated with reducing tension, depression, anger and fatigue, as well improving short-term memory. What does this mean for students? Turns out that physical outdoor activity can have very important benefits to our cognitive function. So if you ever find yourself tired or lacking motivation while studying, getting outside and going for a walk can give you the energy and motivation to tackle your to-do-list!

Source: Perkins, S., Searight, R., Ratwik, S. (2011). Walking in a Natural Winter Setting to Relieve Attention Fatigue: A Pilot Study. Psychology, 02, 777-780. 10.4236/psych.2011.28119.

Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.

As we head back to campus, encouraging all students to check out all the wonderful trails our campus has to offer. Tell us your favourite walking trails in the comments.

#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM,
 
We are back with our new IG series: #FunFactFriday.
 
On this winter day, our tip is all about the benefits of getting outside:
 
🌱 Did you know that just getting outside for a 20-minute walk can help reduce fatigue and improve memory?  
 
Results from a study published in the Psychology journal has found that a 20-minute walk outside was associated with reducing tension, depression, anger and fatigue, as well improving short-term memory. What does this mean for students? Turns out that physical outdoor activity can have very important benefits to our cognitive function. So if you ever find yourself tired or lacking motivation while studying, getting outside and going for a walk can give you the energy and motivation to tackle your to-do-list!  
 
Source: Perkins, S., Searight, R., Ratwik, S. (2011). Walking in a Natural Winter Setting to Relieve Attention Fatigue: A Pilot Study. Psychology, 02, 777-780. 10.4236/psych.2011.28119.  
 
Be sure to tune in each Friday, as we share an evidence-based wellness tip or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self! All highlighted content is retrieved from credible sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward your wellness goals.  
 
As we head back to campus, encouraging all students to check out all the wonderful trails our campus has to offer. Tell us your favourite walking trails in the comments.  
 
#wellnessathome
#wellnessathome
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM, it’s GO time!

Who said exercising can’t be fun?! Well, we are here to bring the FUN back into fitness. Join us for our upcoming Together Tuesday session and participate in our fun + unique: Fitness Roulette Competition!

This session is part of the 2022 #MoveUNewUChallenge, where you can win awesome prizes just by participating. In this session, you will compete with other students in a friendly, team setting by completing easy, beginner-friendly sets of exercises. You don’t want to miss it!

💪 Fitness Roulette Challenge

💪 Tues. Feb. 1st | 4-5 pm EST

💪 Zoom | 969 2504 6749

Are you up to the challenge?

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
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Hey #UTM, it’s GO time!  

Who said exercising can’t be fun?! Well, we are here to bring the FUN back into fitness. Join us for our upcoming Together Tuesday session and participate in our fun + unique: Fitness Roulette Competition! 

This session is part of the 2022 #MoveUNewUChallenge, where you can win awesome prizes just by participating. In this session, you will compete with other students in a friendly, team setting by completing easy, beginner-friendly sets of exercises. You don’t want to miss it! 

💪 Fitness Roulette Challenge 

💪 Tues. Feb. 1st | 4-5 pm EST

💪 Zoom | 969 2504 6749

Are you up to the challenge?

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
4 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

2022 #moveunewu Challenge | Jan 31 – Feb 25, 2022 
 
This new year, make your fitness goals a reality! Participate in 3 eligible virtual physical activity sessions for your chance to win exciting prizes: 
* Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker 
* Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones 
* $25 Sportchek E-Gift Card 
 
Instructions: 
1. Participate in 3 eligible virtual physical activity sessions anytime between Jan 31 – Feb 25, 2022. All fitness levels are welcome! 
* Note: some sessions, such as those offered by the RAWC, require pre-registration – see further information below. 
* At the beginning of each virtual session, please identify your full name in the chat and indicate you are participating in the #moveunewu Challenge by using the hashtag #moveunewuchallenge. This information will be used to record and verify your participation. 
* Please note, only UTM students are eligible to participate in this contest. 
 
2. Once you have completed all 3 activities, fill out the #moveunewu Virtual Passport (link in our bio). 
 
3. Completed passports will be entered into a randomized draw for the following three (3) prizes: Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker, Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones, and a $25 Sportchek E-Gift Card. Three (3) winners will be selected in early March 2022, after verification of participation. Winners will be subsequently provided with information regarding next steps on how to claim their prize. 
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2022 #MoveUNewU Challenge | Jan 31 – Feb 25, 2022 
 
This new year, make your fitness goals a reality! Participate in 3 eligible virtual physical activity sessions for your chance to win exciting prizes: 
* Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker 
* Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones 
* $25 Sportchek E-Gift Card 
 
Instructions: 
1. Participate in 3 eligible virtual physical activity sessions anytime between Jan 31 – Feb 25, 2022. All fitness levels are welcome! 
* Note: some sessions, such as those offered by the RAWC, require pre-registration – see further information below. 
* At the beginning of each virtual session, please identify your full name in the chat and indicate you are participating in the #MoveUNewU Challenge by using the hashtag #MoveUNewUChallenge. This information will be used to record and verify your participation. 
* Please note, only UTM students are eligible to participate in this contest. 
 
2. Once you have completed all 3 activities, fill out the #MoveUNewU Virtual Passport (link in our bio). 
 
3. Completed passports will be entered into a randomized draw for the following three (3) prizes: Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker, Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones, and a $25 Sportchek E-Gift Card. Three (3) winners will be selected in early March 2022, after verification of participation. Winners will be subsequently provided with information regarding next steps on how to claim their prize. 
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4 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Fact:
Just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce feelings of anxiety.


!! Exciting News !!

Hey #UTM,

We are thrilled to bring you a new IG series: #FunFactFriday.
Tune in each Friday as we share an evidence-based wellness tip
or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self!
All highlighted content is retrieved from credible
sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward
your wellness goals.

Today’s tip is on the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.

Did you know that just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce feelings of anxiety?

A study from the University of Waterloo found that practicing
brief mindfulness can protect from mind wandering and help
prevent worrying thoughts. Results are particularly encouraging
for individuals who may experience anxious feelings.

Looking for ways to imbed mindfulness meditation into your
routine? Tune in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for our guided meditation videos.

Source: Xu, M., Purdon, C., Paul Seli, P., & Smilek, D. (2017).
Mindfulness and mind wandering: The protective effects of
brief meditation in anxious individuals. Consciousness and
Cognition, 51 (157), DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.03.009

#wellnessathome
#wellnessatUTM
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Fact:  
Just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce feelings of anxiety.  
 
 
!! Exciting News !! 
 
Hey #UTM,  
 
We are thrilled to bring you a new IG series: #FunFactFriday. 
Tune in each Friday as we share an evidence-based wellness tip  
or strategy to help you live your healthiest and best self!  
All highlighted content is retrieved from credible  
sources to support you in making well-informed decisions toward  
your wellness goals.  
 
Today’s tip is on the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.  
 
Did you know that just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce feelings of anxiety?
 
A study from the University of Waterloo found that practicing  
brief mindfulness can protect from mind wandering and help  
prevent worrying thoughts. Results are particularly encouraging  
for individuals who may experience anxious feelings. 
 
Looking for ways to imbed mindfulness meditation into your  
routine? Tune in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for our guided meditation videos.  
 
Source: Xu, M., Purdon, C., Paul Seli, P., & Smilek, D. (2017).  
Mindfulness and mind wandering: The protective effects of  
brief meditation in anxious individuals. Consciousness and  
Cognition, 51 (157), DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.03.009 
 
#wellnessathome  
#wellnessatUTM
4 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Are the winter blues keeping you down?!

You are not alone. Seasonal changes can impact our feelings, moods, and energy. But we got a little pick me up!

Here are some healthy habits you can try practicing to help cope:
💫 Set an alarm clock
💫 Choose healthy food options
💫 Go for a walk outside
💫 Go digital-free

Do you have any healthy habits that we didn't mention? Let us know down in the comments!

We hope these tips are beneficial towards supporting you achieve your wellness goals this winter!

Thanks for tuning in to this week's #selfcarethursday!

#wellnessathome
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4 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Happy #LetsTalkUTM Day, #UTM!

The HCC has partnered with our friends at @utmresidence to give away @bell_letstalk Swag Bags & Toques today at the OPH Lobby! We hope to see you there!

Also, be sure to check out our full schedule of Let’s Talk UTM virtual events for the day, starting at 10:30 AM EST!

#bellletstalk @uoftmississauga
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Happy #LetsTalkUTM Day, #UTM!

The HCC has partnered with our friends at @utmresidence to give away @bell_letstalk Swag Bags & Toques today at the OPH Lobby! We hope to see you there! 

Also, be sure to check out our full schedule of Let’s Talk UTM virtual events for the day, starting at 10:30 AM EST!

#bellletstalk @uoftmississauga
5 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

We’re hiring for additional UCheck Ambassador positions, as part of ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of UTM community members.

Apply via clnx.utoronto.ca by searching Job ID #191580 UCheck Ambassador.

Deadline for applications is Dec 8, 2021.

#UTM @uoftmississauga
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We’re hiring for additional UCheck Ambassador positions, as part of ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of UTM community members.

Apply via clnx.utoronto.ca by searching Job ID #191580 UCheck Ambassador.

Deadline for applications is Dec 8, 2021.

#UTM @uoftmississauga
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now! (Link in bio)

Kimberly's Kitchen: Learn to Make Delicious Winter Stew

Wednesday, November 24 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Platform: Zoom (ID: 862 6163 1945)

Facilitators:
🍎 Kimberly Green, UTM Dietitian
🍎 Special Guest: Cameron Walker, Community Outreach Officer, @utm_athletics

Need more reasons to join? The session will also feature a special GIVEAWAY to one lucky student who joins the session.

About Kimberly’s Kitchen:

Join the HCC’s Dietitian, Kimberly Green, for monthly live cooking tutorials on Zoom, based on her signature, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes. Each session features a new recipe, step-by-step instructions, and exciting guests who will share their culinary skills and experiences. Participants are encouraged to cook along during the session (if possible, but not mandatory), and ask questions as we go! Let's get cooking, UTM!
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Register now! (Link in bio) 

Kimberlys Kitchen: Learn to Make Delicious Winter Stew

Wednesday, November 24 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Platform: Zoom (ID: 862 6163 1945)

Facilitators:
🍎 Kimberly Green, UTM Dietitian
🍎 Special Guest: Cameron Walker, Community Outreach Officer, @utm_athletics 

Need more reasons to join? The session will also feature a special GIVEAWAY to one lucky student who joins the session.

About Kimberly’s Kitchen:

Join the HCC’s Dietitian, Kimberly Green, for monthly live cooking tutorials on Zoom, based on her signature, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes. Each session features a new recipe, step-by-step instructions, and exciting guests who will share their culinary skills and experiences. Participants are encouraged to cook along during the session (if possible, but not mandatory), and ask questions as we go! Lets get cooking, UTM!
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

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6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

The Health & Counselling Centre will be hosting our annual flu clinic this Thurs, Nov 18 from 2pm-4:30pm.  Book your appointment today by calling us at 905-828-5255. Limited slots available; appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No drop-in’s please.  

@uoftmississauga @utmiec @utmresidence
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The Health & Counselling Centre will be hosting our annual flu clinic this Thurs, Nov 18 from 2pm-4:30pm.  Book your appointment today by calling us at 905-828-5255. Limited slots available; appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No drop-in’s please.  

@uoftmississauga @utmiec @utmresidence
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now! (link in bio)

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Friday, November 19 – 2:00-3:00pm

Where: Zoom, Links to be provided

Do you question whether you are cut out for university? Have you ever felt that your achievements are just luck? You are not alone! Like many others, the self-doubt that you experience may be imposter syndrome. The term imposter syndrome was first coined in the 1970s by psychologists Suzanne Imes and Pauline Rose Clance, and they described it as a phenomenon that occurs amongst high achievers who are unable to internalize and accept their own personal success.

In this workshop, we’ll explore imposter syndrome from an intersectional lens. Together, we will consider how this common phenomenon may be more prevalent amongst certain groups and identities. Race, socio-economic class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status are just a few examples of how systemic and social barriers related to identity can amplify imposter syndrome and get in the way of your success and confidence. Join us as we work to increase our self-awareness of imposter syndrome and its impact along with identifying strategies to overcome it!
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Register now! (link in bio)

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome  
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Friday, November 19 – 2:00-3:00pm

Where: Zoom, Links to be provided

Do you question whether you are cut out for university? Have you ever felt that your achievements are just luck? You are not alone! Like many others, the self-doubt that you experience may be imposter syndrome. The term imposter syndrome was first coined in the 1970s by psychologists Suzanne Imes and Pauline Rose Clance, and they described it as a phenomenon that occurs amongst high achievers who are unable to internalize and accept their own personal success.  

In this workshop, we’ll explore imposter syndrome from an intersectional lens. Together, we will consider how this common phenomenon may be more prevalent amongst certain groups and identities.  Race, socio-economic class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status are just a few examples of how systemic and social barriers related to identity can amplify imposter syndrome and get in the way of your success and confidence. Join us as we work to increase our self-awareness of imposter syndrome and its impact along with identifying strategies to overcome it!
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Breakfast is something students often skip over in the mornings. Luckily, there are recipes that are nutritious and quick to prepare! For example, quick oats are a great way to fill up, and there’s tons of ways to add them into your meals! In this video, UTM HCC’s dietitian Kimberly Green goes over two yummy simple quick oat recipe and their nutritional value! Learn more by clicking this quick video!

Some helpful things to note:
🌱 Oats are a type of cereal grain seed, often eaten as oatmeal or rolled oats.
🌱Quick oats are relatively inexpensive (around $4) and has many servings in one bag.
🌱 To add to the nutritional value of your meal, you can add fruits, nuts, and seeds. Depending on what you add, you’ll give a new array of vitamins and minerals to your meal.

For more recipes that are quick and accessible for students, check out www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-promotion/nutrition-healthy-eating/recipe .

If you’re looking for additional help with fulfilling your dietary needs, book an individual appointment with Kimberly at the UTM HCC website.
To book an individual appointment, call us at (905) 828-5255. 

#foodie #nutrition #recipe #yummy #uoft #healthy #UTM
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6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Self Esteem refers to our subjective idea of how valuable and worthy we are. Simply put, it relates to how much we are able to appreciate and like ourselves. It impacts our values, our behaviour and especially our thoughts and feelings. Many people struggle with developing a healthy sense of self-esteem and there are many ways to work toward improving it on your journey to self-love. In this workshop, we learn about using personal journaling as a way to build self-esteem. We’ll talk about why this works and how to do it. Bring something to write with and plenty of paper as we will also be taking time to use writing prompts to practice!

Register today! (Link in bio: “Register”)

🌱 Journaling for Self-Esteem

🌱 Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW, RSW

🌱 When: Tuesday, November 9 – 3:30-4:30pm

🌱 Where: Zoom, Links to be provided
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Self Esteem refers to our subjective idea of how valuable and worthy we are.  Simply put, it relates to how much we are able to appreciate and like ourselves.  It impacts our values, our behaviour and especially our thoughts and feelings.  Many people struggle with developing a healthy sense of self-esteem and there are many ways to work toward improving it on your journey to self-love.  In this workshop, we learn about using personal journaling as a way to build self-esteem.  We’ll talk about why this works and how to do it.  Bring something to write with and plenty of paper as we will also be taking time to use writing prompts to practice!

Register today! (Link in bio: “Register”)

🌱 Journaling for Self-Esteem

🌱 Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW, RSW

🌱 When: Tuesday, November 9 – 3:30-4:30pm

🌱 Where: Zoom, Links to be provided
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

𝗕𝗬𝗢: 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 🎁
𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀, 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟭 - 𝗙𝗿𝗶, 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟮 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

Want to learn about ways to incorporate self-care into your routine? Join us for UTM’s first ever Bring Your Own Self-Care Packages event, brought to you by the Wellness Ambassadors Mental Health and Wellness at Home Teams! Tune in on 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟭 𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟮, to learn about self-care, to share your self-care packages with others, and to maybe even make some friends while doing so! See you there!

𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the events. This event is open to all UTM Students.

𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Attend 𝗼𝗻𝗲 of two sessions to be entered into a random draw to 𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 $𝟮𝟱 𝗨𝗧𝗠 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀!Complete the BYO: Self-Care Packages Survey to be eligible to win.
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𝗕𝗬𝗢: 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 🎁
𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀, 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟭 - 𝗙𝗿𝗶, 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟮 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

Want to learn about ways to incorporate self-care into your routine? Join us for UTM’s first ever Bring Your Own Self-Care Packages event, brought to you by the Wellness Ambassadors Mental Health and Wellness at Home Teams! Tune in on 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟭 𝗼𝗿 𝟭𝟮, to learn about self-care, to share your self-care packages with others, and to maybe even make some friends while doing so! See you there!

𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the events. This event is open to all UTM Students.

𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Attend 𝗼𝗻𝗲 of two sessions to be entered into a random draw to 𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 $𝟮𝟱 𝗨𝗧𝗠 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀!Complete the BYO: Self-Care Packages Survey to be eligible to win.Image attachmentImage attachment
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Happy Spooky Sunday! 🎃 Learn about substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and reducing associated harms.

BONUS: Resource Spotlight:
We will share various resources that offer substance-use, addiction, and mental health-related support - don’t miss out!.

Learn more about how to participate below!

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𝗬.𝗢.𝗟.𝗢.: 𝗦𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗜𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲!
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟵 - 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

🔮 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗪! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the week's events. This event is open to all UTM students. (Link in bio)

Are you ready for an absolutely spoooky Y.O.L.O. (So Play it Safe) Weekend?

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, the UTM Wellness Ambassadors: Harm Reduction Team will be hosting a series of events and activities from Oct 29 - 31! Learn about safer partying strategies, polysubstance use, drug safety, sexual consent, harm reduction tips and tricks, and much more by tuning in this weekend! See you there!

👻 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗥: If you do not party or use substances, this event is still for you! Attending this event will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to recognize risks, act fast, and support friends and loved ones with regards to harm reduction efforts.

🎃 𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Check out / attend at least 1 activity during the week to be entered into a random draw for $20 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙜𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 + 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨* (Total of 3 winners)! Complete the Y.O.L.O Passport to be eligible to win.

*The Wellness Prize Pack includes a skipping rope, texting gloves, water bottle, and additional items.

Resource: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco.html
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6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Happy Spooky Sunday! 🎃 Learn about substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and reducing associated harms.

BONUS: Resource Spotlight:
We will share various resources that offer substance-use, addiction, and mental health-related support - don’t miss out!.

Learn more about how to participate below!

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𝗬.𝗢.𝗟.𝗢.: 𝗦𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗜𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲!
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟵 - 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

🔮 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗪! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the week's events. This event is open to all UTM students. (Link in bio)

Are you ready for an absolutely spoooky Y.O.L.O. (So Play it Safe) Weekend?

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, the UTM Wellness Ambassadors: Harm Reduction Team will be hosting a series of events and activities from Oct 29 - 31! Learn about safer partying strategies, polysubstance use, drug safety, sexual consent, harm reduction tips and tricks, and much more by tuning in this weekend! See you there!

👻 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗥: If you do not party or use substances, this event is still for you! Attending this event will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to recognize risks, act fast, and support friends and loved ones with regards to harm reduction efforts.

🎃 𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Check out / attend at least 1 activity during the week to be entered into a random draw for $20 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙜𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 + 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨* (Total of 3 winners)! Complete the Y.O.L.O Passport to be eligible to win.

*The Wellness Prize Pack includes a skipping rope, texting gloves, water bottle, and additional items.

Resource: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/alcohol.html
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6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Happy Spooky Sunday! 🎃 Learn about substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and reducing associated harms.

BONUS: Resource Spotlight:
We will share various resources that offer substance-use, addiction, and mental health-related support - don’t miss out!.

Learn more about how to participate below!

—————

𝗬.𝗢.𝗟.𝗢.: 𝗦𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗜𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲!
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟵 - 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

🔮 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗡𝗢𝗪! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the week's events. This event is open to all UTM students. (Link in bio)

Are you ready for an absolutely spoooky Y.O.L.O. (So Play it Safe) Weekend?

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, the UTM Wellness Ambassadors: Harm Reduction Team will be hosting a series of events and activities from Oct 29 - 31! Learn about safer partying strategies, polysubstance use, drug safety, sexual consent, harm reduction tips and tricks, and much more by tuning in this weekend! See you there!

👻 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗥: If you do not party or use substances, this event is still for you! Attending this event will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to recognize risks, act fast, and support friends and loved ones with regards to harm reduction efforts.

🎃 𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Check out / attend at least 1 activity during the week to be entered into a random draw for $20 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙜𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 + 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨* (Total of 3 winners)! Complete the Y.O.L.O Passport to be eligible to win.

*The Wellness Prize Pack includes a skipping rope, texting gloves, water bottle, and additional items.

Resource: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis.html
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7 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Taking time to care for ourselves in a world that demands we prioritize other tasks and people first is a radical act. In the context of our ever-busy lives, self-care often gets framed as 'selfish' or 'indulgent', leaving many feeling conflicted and unmotivated to engage. Together in the group, we will support one another in exploring this systemic challenge, as well as learn strategies to take back control over protecting and meeting our human need for rejuvenation and self-preservation.

Please note that group members will be asked to provide facilitators with a contact phone number, emergency contact and current Ontario address prior to the start of each group session.

Register now! (Link in bio)

🌱 Radical Self-Care

🌱 Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW,RSW

🌱 When: Monday November 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 2:30-3:30pm

🌱 Where: MS Teams, Links to be provided
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Taking time to care for ourselves in a world that demands we prioritize other tasks and people first is a radical act. In the context of our ever-busy lives, self-care often gets framed as selfish or indulgent, leaving many feeling conflicted and unmotivated to engage. Together in the group, we will support one another in exploring this systemic challenge, as well as learn strategies to take back control over protecting and meeting our human need for rejuvenation and self-preservation.

Please note that group members will be asked to provide facilitators with a contact phone number, emergency contact and current Ontario address prior to the start of each group session.

Register now! (Link in bio)

🌱 Radical Self-Care

🌱 Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW,RSW

🌱 When: Monday November 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 2:30-3:30pm

🌱 Where: MS Teams, Links to be provided
7 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Embrave @embrave.ca recently began a support group As We Are, which is a support group specifically for Black survivors of all types of violence.

As We Are is open to all, women, Two-Spirit, gender queer, trans and non-binary folks. We work from anti-oppressive, disability justice and harm reduction framework and support survivors of all backgrounds with diverse needs.

Those interested in participating can register here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZJdJRsPWWs-t2mRn3XlOZZF0VBOF_wNXjuLzOzt80kMtcIQ/viewform?usp=s...

Registering does not mean they have to attend every session or arrive at 6:30pm every Wednesday, just that they are interested in receiving the weekly email with the information for each session so they can decide which ones to attend.
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Embrave @embrave.ca recently began a support group As We Are, which is a support group specifically for Black survivors of all types of violence.
 
As We Are is open to all, women, Two-Spirit, gender queer, trans and non-binary folks. We work from anti-oppressive, disability justice and harm reduction framework and support survivors of all backgrounds with diverse needs.
 
Those interested in participating can register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZJdJRsPWWs-t2mRn3XlOZZF0VBOF_wNXjuLzOzt80kMtcIQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
 
Registering does not mean they have to attend every session or arrive at 6:30pm every Wednesday, just that they are interested in receiving the weekly email with the information for each session so they can decide which ones to attend.
7 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

𝗬.𝗢.𝗟.𝗢.: 𝗦𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗜𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲!
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟵 - 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

🔮 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to receive full access to the week's events. This event is open to all UTM students.

Are you ready for an absolutely spoooky Y.O.L.O. (So Play it Safe) Weekend?

In the spirit of Hallowe’en, the UTM Wellness Ambassadors: Harm Reduction Team will be hosting a series of events and activities from Oct 29 - 31! Learn about safer partying strategies, polysubstance use, drug safety, sexual consent, harm reduction tips and tricks, and much more by tuning in this weekend! See you there!

👻 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠𝗘𝗥: If you do not party or use substances, this event is still for you! Attending this event will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to recognize risks, act fast, and support friends and loved ones with regards to harm reduction efforts.

🎃 𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗘:
Check out / attend at least 1 activity during the week to be entered into a random draw for $20 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙜𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 + 𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙨* (Total of 3 winners)! Complete the Y.O.L.O Passport to be eligible to win.

*The Wellness Prize Pack includes a skipping rope, texting gloves, water bottle, and additional items.
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7 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

BIPOC and QTBIPOC Circle

Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Last Wednesday of every month. Upcoming dates: October 27, November 24, 2:00-3:00pm

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent on the morning of the group.

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students to join us for this supportive, inclusive community circle where we will create a safe environment to discuss and reflect on our intersectional identities and lived experiences.  This group will be facilitated by racialized counsellors from the Health & Counselling Centre.  Come to chat, share and connect with your peers on a variety of student driven topics with a specific focus on our cultural and racial identities and experiences.  

Join us for our first meeting as we launch this new monthly group at the Be Well Fair. In our first session we’ll be discussing the terms BIPOC and QTBIPOC and exploring as a group their origins, what they represent, along with your own experiences, views and how you relate to your own identity.

Register today!

<https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/our-services/personal-counselling/register-counselling-groups>

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BIPOC and QTBIPOC Circle

Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Last Wednesday of every month.  Upcoming dates: October 27, November 24, 2:00-3:00pm

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent on the morning of the group.

Inviting all BIPOC and QTBIPOC students to join us for this supportive, inclusive community circle where we will create a safe environment to discuss and reflect on our intersectional identities and lived experiences.  This group will be facilitated by racialized counsellors from the Health & Counselling Centre.  Come to chat, share and connect with your peers on a variety of student driven topics with a specific focus on our cultural and racial identities and experiences.  

Join us for our first meeting as we launch this new monthly group at the Be Well Fair. In our first session we’ll be discussing the terms BIPOC and QTBIPOC and exploring as a group their origins, what they represent, along with your own experiences, views and how you relate to your own identity.

Register today! 



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7 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Surviving a Break-Up
Facilitator: Katrina Levasseur-Nedamat, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Tuesday, October 26 – 1:30-2:30pm

Where: Zoom, Link to be sent on the day of the workshop

There's no getting around it - breakups can be rough! They are also a normal part of life, so rest assured - you are not alone. We will come together in this workshop to create a supportive space to learn new skills for best-taking care of ourselves and our mental health during a breakup.

Register today! Link in bio.
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Surviving a Break-Up
Facilitator: Katrina Levasseur-Nedamat, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Tuesday, October 26 – 1:30-2:30pm

Where: Zoom, Link to be sent on the day of the workshop

Theres no getting around it - breakups can be rough! They are also a normal part of life, so rest assured - you are not alone. We will come together in this workshop to create a supportive space to learn new skills for best-taking care of ourselves and our mental health during a breakup.

Register today! Link in bio.