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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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23 hours 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
2 weeks 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!
2 weeks ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

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2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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!
4 weeks 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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4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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
1 month 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.
1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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.
1 month ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM,

We are beyond excited for this one!

Is there anything more comforting than a delicious + hot soup on a chilly Fall afternoon?! 🍂 We agree!

Join us as we partner with the UTM Indigenous Centre to learn how to make “Three Sister’s Soup”. This award winning recipe contains corn, beans and squash which are traditional foods in Haudenosaunee culture. This recipe was featured by Grandmother Bertha Skye and won the gold medal at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany in 1992. 🏅

Need more reason to join?! The session will also feature a special give-away DRAW to one lucky student who joins the session.

🍂 October 27 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
🍂 Zoom (ID: 862 6163 1945)
🍂 Registration is now open (uoft.me/wellness-at-home)

Please note that participants are encouraged to cook along and all registrants will receive a copy of the recipe ahead of time.

Let’s get cooking, UTM!
@utmedo @utmdietitian

#wellnessathome
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Hey #UTM, 

We are beyond excited for this one! 

Is there anything more comforting than a delicious + hot soup on a chilly Fall afternoon?! 🍂 We agree! 

Join us as we partner with the UTM Indigenous Centre to learn how to make “Three Sister’s Soup”. This award winning recipe contains corn, beans and squash which are traditional foods in Haudenosaunee culture. This recipe was featured by Grandmother Bertha Skye and won the gold medal at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany in 1992. 🏅  

Need more reason to join?! The session will also feature a special give-away DRAW to one lucky student who joins the session. 

🍂 October 27 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
🍂 Zoom (ID: 862 6163 1945)
🍂 Registration is now open (uoft.me/wellness-at-home)

Please note that participants are encouraged to cook along and all registrants will receive a copy of the recipe ahead of time. 

Let’s get cooking, UTM!
@utmedo @utmdietitian 

#wellnessathome
1 month ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

𝗘𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲: 𝗔 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿-𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁
𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟱 - 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀, 𝗢𝗰𝘁 𝟮𝟴, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

𝙍𝙀𝙂𝙄𝙎𝙏𝙀𝙍 𝙉𝙊𝙒 at uoft.me/eatwellchallenge

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

𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄:
Want to learn about healthy eating with a spooky twist? Participate in this year's Eat Well Challenge: A Four-Day Fright Fest – a peer-led initiative on healthy eating and nutrition, just in time for Hallowe'en! Brought to you by the UTM Wellness Ambassadors.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲:
UTM students can enter to win the following prizes by participating in the Eat Well Challenge:
* 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙯𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚: $20 gift card + Wellness Prize Pack* (attend any 2 events to be entered into this prize category)
* 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚: $40 gift card + Coconut Bowl/Spoon + Wellness Prize Pack* (attend any 3 events to be entered into this prize category)
* 𝙂𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚: $60 gift card + Under Armour Duffle Bag + Wellness Prize Pack( (attend all 4 events to be entered into this prize category)

Complete the Eat Well Challenge Passport once you have fulfilled the requirements for the draw.

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

‼️ IT’S BACK ‼️ by popular demand.

#UTM, we are excited to share that we are bringing back Art for the Heart ❤️.

Are you looking for creative ways to enhance your self-care routine? Then, join us for this 4 week program where participants will meet once a week in a small group to draw + paint + find artistic ways to to practice self care.

This program is open to all UofT students who are currently residing in Ontario. Spots are limited, register now!

Great news! Art kits are available at no cost and can be picked up at UTM only.

Facilitators: Toronto Art Therapy Institute Placement Students

Platform: Zoom

@uoftmississauga
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‼️ IT’S BACK ‼️ by popular demand. 

#UTM, we are excited to share that we are bringing back Art for the Heart ❤️.

Are you looking for creative ways to enhance your self-care routine? Then, join us for this 4 week program where participants will meet once a week in a small group to draw + paint + find artistic ways to to practice self care. 

This program is open to all UofT students who are currently residing in Ontario. Spots are limited, register now! 

Great news! Art kits are available at no cost and can be picked up at UTM only. 

Facilitators: Toronto Art Therapy Institute Placement Students 

Platform: Zoom

@uoftmississauga
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

As part of ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of UTM community members, the UCheck Ambassadors will work under the direction of the Health & Counselling Centre to:

🌱 Verify UCheck completion amongst UTM community members
🌱 Provide education and awareness to UTM community members regarding the usage of UCheck to provide proof of vaccination and for COVID-19 self-assessments
🌱 Perform outreach activities, engage with stakeholders, and advise on campus and community resources
🌱 and more!

Apply on clnx.utoronto.ca by searching Job ID 189473. Deadline for applications is Fri, Oct 15.

For questions or concerns, please contact: Ravi Gabble, Health Education Coordinator Ravinder.gabble@utoronto.ca.
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As part of ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of UTM community members, the UCheck Ambassadors will work under the direction of the Health & Counselling Centre to:
 
🌱 Verify UCheck completion amongst UTM community members
🌱 Provide education and awareness to UTM community members regarding the usage of UCheck to provide proof of vaccination and for COVID-19 self-assessments
🌱 Perform outreach activities, engage with stakeholders, and advise on campus and community resources
🌱 and more!
 
Apply on clnx.utoronto.ca by searching Job ID 189473. Deadline for applications is Fri, Oct 15.

For questions or concerns, please contact: Ravi Gabble, Health Education Coordinator Ravinder.gabble@utoronto.ca.
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

The Peers Supporting Peers Program offers peer-led Wellness Workshops at various days and times weekly, which are open to all UTM students. Students can simply attend to listen and learn, or to connect 1:1 with a Mentor….the choice is yours!

All PSP programming is CCR approved. Attend 2 out of the 4 PSP workshops listed and get a CCR credit. Further details are provided during the workshops.

Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule:
🌱 Self-Management | Mon, Oct 18, 12 pm - 1 pm
🌱 Discovering your Wellness | Fri, Oct 29, 1 pm - 2 pm
🌱 Building your Mental Health Roadmap | Wed, Nov 3, 3 pm - 4 pm
🌱 Creating a Wellness Log | Fri, Nov 12, 1 pm - 2 pm

For more information about our upcoming workshop schedule and registration details, please visit uoft.me/psp
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2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

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

When: Thursday, October 14 – 2:15pm-3:15pm

Where: Zoom, Link to be sent on the day 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!

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

When: Thursday, October 14 – 2:15pm-3:15pm

Where: Zoom, Link to be sent on the day 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!

Register today! (Link in bio)
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Dealing with Hard Feelings
Facilitators: Helen Leung, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Lauren Drouchard, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm - October 21, 28, November 4, 11

Where: MS Teams, links to be provided

For many of us, experiencing certain emotions can be particularly difficult and uncomfortable. Whether it be feeling anxious, sad, or angry, it is natural to want to avoid feeling upset and to find ways to make these hard feelings go away. At times, we may use actions to 'get rid of' these hard feelings that can hurt us in the long run. However, emotions, including the hard ones, are all part of being human and living life, and we cannot avoid them. In this 4-week group, participants will learn more about the role of emotions in their lives, what happens when we can’t deal with our hard feelings, and learn skills drawn from mindfulness, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) to help them to manage emotional distress in a safe and helpful way. By the end of this group, participants will develop their own personal plan for dealing with feelings that challenge them the most!

*All students who register for the group will be contacted by one of the group facilitators (HCC counsellors) for a brief, 15-minute 'intake' phone call (gathering of information and opportunity to ask any questions about the group)

Register today! (Link in bio)
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Dealing with Hard Feelings
Facilitators: Helen Leung, MSW, RSW (she/her) and Lauren Drouchard, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm - October 21, 28, November 4, 11

Where: MS Teams, links to be provided

For many of us, experiencing certain emotions can be particularly difficult and uncomfortable. Whether it be feeling anxious, sad, or angry, it is natural to want to avoid feeling upset and to find ways to make these hard feelings go away. At times, we may use actions to get rid of these hard feelings that can hurt us in the long run.  However, emotions, including the hard ones, are all part of being human and living life, and we cannot avoid them. In this 4-week group, participants will learn more about the role of emotions in their lives, what happens when we can’t deal with our hard feelings, and learn skills drawn from mindfulness, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) to help them to manage emotional distress in a safe and helpful way. By the end of this group, participants will develop their own personal plan for dealing with feelings that challenge them the most!

*All students who register for the group will be contacted by one of the group facilitators (HCC counsellors) for a brief, 15-minute intake phone call (gathering of information and opportunity to ask any questions about the group)

Register today! (Link in bio)
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 3 – 9, 2021

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.

As a community, let’s continue to work towards a campus environment where all individuals who need mental health resources can access them without barriers.

#miaw21
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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 3 – 9, 2021

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.
 
As a community, let’s continue to work towards a campus environment where all individuals who need mental health resources can access them without barriers.

#miaw21
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Think, Feel, Do: A CBT group for Anxiety and Low Mood
Facilitator: Katrina Levasseur-Nedamat, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent after registration

Inviting all students to join us for a 5-part series program where we will build our awareness about managing anxiety and low mood. This group will help students work with their thoughts and feelings in a different way. We will use the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model (CBT), to learn how thoughts, feelings and actions interact with each. From there, we will learn some skills and strategies to challenge thinking styles that may contribute to anxiety and low mood as well as behavioural actions we can do to change our feelings.

Register today! (Link in bio)

@uoftmississauga
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Think, Feel, Do: A CBT group for Anxiety and Low Mood
Facilitator: Katrina Levasseur-Nedamat, MSW, RSW (she/her)

When: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10

Where: MS Teams, links to be sent after registration

Inviting all students to join us for a 5-part series program where we will build our awareness about managing anxiety and low mood. This group will help students work with their thoughts and feelings in a different way. We will use the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model (CBT), to learn how thoughts, feelings and actions interact with each.  From there, we will learn some skills and strategies to challenge thinking styles that may contribute to anxiety and low mood as well as behavioural actions we can do to change our feelings. 

Register today! (Link in bio)

@uoftmississauga
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

On this day, we also observe Orange Shirt Day, which encourages all our community members to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

(Adapted from Government of Canada website: www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html)

Mental health & additional supports are available:
• UTM community members can view this curated list of Orange Shirt Day Resources, prepared by the UTM Indigenous Centre: www.utm.utoronto.ca/indigenous-centre/orange-shirt-day-resources
• UTM students can call the HCC at 905-828-5255 to be connected with our Counselling Team.
• Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
• Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.

#OrangeShirtDay #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation
@utmedo @uoftmississauga
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September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

On this day, we also observe Orange Shirt Day, which encourages all our community members to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecemc Xgattem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

(Adapted from Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html)

Mental health & additional supports are available:
• UTM community members can view this curated list of Orange Shirt Day Resources, prepared by the UTM Indigenous Centre: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/indigenous-centre/orange-shirt-day-resources  
• UTM students can call the HCC at 905-828-5255 to be connected with our Counselling Team.
• Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
• Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.

#OrangeShirtDay #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation
@utmedo @uoftmississauga
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Calling all UTM students - We invite you to share your student voice to enhance mental health on campus by joining our student consultation sessions between Oct 4 to Oct 14!

Every participant will earn $10 T-Bucks PLUS a chance to win a $100 gift card. Sign up at: uoft.me/shareyourvoice
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Calling all UTM students - We invite you to share your student voice to enhance mental health on campus by joining our student consultation sessions between Oct 4 to Oct 14!

Every participant will earn $10 T-Bucks PLUS a chance to win a $100 gift card. Sign up at: uoft.me/shareyourvoice
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Having a hard time adjusting to “normal” post pandemic or looking for advice on how to balance your academics, personal, and social life?

Head to our 𝗛𝗖𝗖 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗴 to get advice from students who have been in your shoes and hear stories of overcoming stress and
become inspired to make healthy choices for your own life.

Read about self-empowerment, studying and exam tips, self-care, social advice, and eating better (among many other items)!

🌱 If you’re hoping to be notified when new blog pieces are posted, follow us at @utmhccwellness and bookmark our blog site
(utmhccwellness.wordpress.com/) to get updated.

We hope you’re as excited as we are!

@uoftmississauga
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Having a hard time adjusting to “normal” post pandemic or looking for advice on how to balance your academics, personal, and social life? 

Head to our 𝗛𝗖𝗖 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗴 to get advice from students who have been in your shoes and hear stories of overcoming stress and 
become inspired to make healthy choices for your own life.

Read about self-empowerment, studying and exam tips, self-care, social advice, and eating better (among many other items)!

🌱 If you’re hoping to be notified when new blog pieces are posted, follow us at @utmhccwellness and bookmark our blog site 
(https://utmhccwellness.wordpress.com/) to get updated.

We hope you’re as excited as we are!

@uoftmississauga
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

On behalf of the UTM Health & Counselling Centre, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the UTM community and all of our amazing partners for joining us for our 4th annual 2021 Be Well UTM Fair . The event once again received a tremendous response, and it would not have been possible without your incredible support.

We are grateful to all of you for taking the time to attend, and hope to see you again soon at our future events!

In the meantime, #BeWellUTM!
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On behalf of the UTM Health & Counselling Centre, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the UTM community and all of our amazing partners for joining us for our 4th annual 2021 Be Well UTM Fair . The event once again received a tremendous response, and it would not have been possible without your incredible support. 
 
We are grateful to all of you for taking the time to attend, and hope to see you again soon at our future events!
 
In the meantime, #BeWellUTM!
2 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hello @uoftmississauga!

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021, which will be taking place virtually this year. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre.

Register now and view the complete virtual event schedule at: uoft.me/bewellutmfair

Key Event Highlights:

🌱 UTM students can receive a $10 lunch gift card and/or CCR credit just by participating! More details here.

🌱 Keynote by Christopher Siu, Winner of Masterchef Canada, Owner of Daan Go Cake Lab & UofT Alumnus on Thurs, Sept 23 @ 12 – 1 pm (Zoom)

🌱 Wide range of wellness programs and activities all-week long including:
· Resource Spotlight Series | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm daily – Be Informed. Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
· Wellness Talks | 12 pm – 1 pm daily – Be Inspired. Hear from UTM Faculty & Staff on how to be your healthiest and happiest self.
· Fitness Classes | 1 pm – 2 pm daily (+ additional times) – Be Active. Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity.
· Mental Health Hour | 2 pm – 3 pm daily – Be Mindful. Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
· Wellness Workshops | 3 pm – 4 pm daily – Be Creative. Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
· CCR Community Café | 4 pm – 5 pm daily – Be Connected. Meet new people, share wellness strategies, build community at UTM. Earn a CCR credit!

Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter for all the latest updates.
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Hello @uoftmississauga!

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021, which will be taking place virtually this year. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre.

Register now and view the complete virtual event schedule at: uoft.me/bewellutmfair

Key Event Highlights:

🌱 UTM students can receive a $10 lunch gift card and/or CCR credit just by participating! More details here.

🌱 Keynote by Christopher Siu, Winner of Masterchef Canada, Owner of Daan Go Cake Lab & UofT Alumnus on Thurs, Sept 23 @ 12 – 1 pm (Zoom)

🌱 Wide range of wellness programs and activities all-week long including:
·        Resource Spotlight Series | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm daily – Be Informed. Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
·        Wellness Talks | 12 pm – 1 pm daily  – Be Inspired. Hear from UTM Faculty & Staff on how to be your healthiest and happiest self. 
·        Fitness Classes | 1 pm – 2 pm daily (+ additional times)  – Be Active. Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity.
·        Mental Health Hour | 2 pm – 3 pm daily – Be Mindful. Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
·        Wellness Workshops | 3 pm – 4 pm daily – Be Creative. Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
·        CCR Community Café | 4 pm – 5 pm daily – Be Connected. Meet new people, share wellness strategies, build community at UTM. Earn a CCR credit!

Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter for all the latest updates.
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Excited to have you join us next week, UTM VPP! Thank you for all your support 🙂

#BeWellUTM #UTM University of Toronto Mississauga
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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Need to talk? 🗣 The HCC offers same-day virtual counselling appointments. 🌱

For students currently residing in Ontario please call the Health & Counselling Centre at 905-828-5255 during business hours, Monday to Friday for access to our counsellors through telephone appointments.

HCC clinicians offer short-term, solution-focused counselling and therapy services, and the Centre provides referrals to assist students in accessing resources in the community when complex and/or long-term care is needed. 

For more information, please see UTM Health and Counselling’s web page at www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/ .

#UTM #samedaycounselling #health #wellness
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Need to talk? 🗣 The HCC offers same-day virtual counselling appointments. 🌱

For students currently residing in Ontario please call the Health & Counselling Centre at 905-828-5255 during business hours, Monday to Friday for access to our counsellors through telephone appointments.

HCC clinicians offer short-term, solution-focused counselling and therapy services, and the Centre provides referrals to assist students in accessing resources in the community when complex and/or long-term care is needed. 

For more information, please see UTM Health and Counselling’s web page at https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/ .

#UTM #samedaycounselling #health #wellness
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

***We are still accepting Mentee applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now at: uoft.me/psp***

Program Overview:
The Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) Program is a peer support program, which receives oversight, training support, and supervision from UTM Health & Counselling Centre staff. The program aims to provide students with the following outcomes to help them achieve their personal and academic goals:

🌱Individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills),
🌱Knowledge of community resources, and
🌱Personal support (empathy, active listening)

The program emphasizes the strengths of the shared, peer-to-peer experience of students; and aims to provide support that complements, but does not replace, professional interventions.

In the PSP Mentorship stream, Peer Mentors* are matched on a one-on-one basis with Mentees**, based on similar interests, programs of study, and/or other relevant characteristics.

*Peer Mentors: Upper-year UTM students and UTM graduate students
**Mentees: UTM students with expressed mental health concerns

Mentees are expected to meet with their assigned Peer Mentor once a week, over the course of 6 weeks in the semester, at a mutually agreeable time. Meetings are expected to last approximately one hour, and will take place virtually via Zoom.

Each meeting will be centered around a specific, wellness-themed learning module, facilitated by the Peer Mentor. Over the course of the program, Mentees will be able to gain individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills), knowledge of community resources, and receive personal support (empathy, active listening) to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

Mentee Application: To apply to be a Mentee, please submit your application form at uoft.me/psp. A staff member from the UTM Health & Counselling Centre will be in touch subsequently to discuss next steps.
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***We are still accepting Mentee applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now at: uoft.me/psp***

Program Overview:
The Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) Program is a peer support program, which receives oversight, training support, and supervision from UTM Health & Counselling Centre staff. The program aims to provide students with the following outcomes to help them achieve their personal and academic goals: 

🌱Individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills),
🌱Knowledge of community resources, and 
🌱Personal support (empathy, active listening) 

The program emphasizes the strengths of the shared, peer-to-peer experience of students; and aims to provide support that complements, but does not replace, professional interventions.

In the PSP Mentorship stream, Peer Mentors* are matched on a one-on-one basis with Mentees**, based on similar interests, programs of study, and/or other relevant characteristics.

*Peer Mentors: Upper-year UTM students and UTM graduate students
**Mentees: UTM students with expressed mental health concerns

Mentees are expected to meet with their assigned Peer Mentor once a week, over the course of 6 weeks in the semester, at a mutually agreeable time. Meetings are expected to last approximately one hour, and will take place virtually via Zoom.

Each meeting will be centered around a specific, wellness-themed learning module, facilitated by the Peer Mentor. Over the course of the program, Mentees will be able to gain individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills), knowledge of community resources, and receive personal support (empathy, active listening) to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

Mentee Application: To apply to be a Mentee, please submit your application form at uoft.me/psp. A staff member from the UTM Health & Counselling Centre will be in touch subsequently to discuss next steps.
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for our Wellness Talks series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021!  
  
Be inspired. Hear from the experts on how to be your healthiest and happiest self. 
  
🌱 Speakers include: Prof. Alexandra Gillespie, Prof. Sonia Kang, Prof. Radha Maharaj, Christopher Siu (@bakersiu @daangocakelab ), and Prof. Jenny Stellar. 
🌱 When: 12PM – 1PM, all week long 
🌱 Where: Zoom: Christopher Siu's Keynote (Meeting ID: 82729797947) and other Wellness Talks (Meeting ID: 83159790729).  
🌱 Learn more about each of the Wellness Talks at:  www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-counselling-centre/be-well-utm-fair-resource-activity-fair/well...
  
Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field). 
  
UTM students can earn a $10 lunch gift card* and/or CCR credit by participating! 
  
Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week! 
 
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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hello UTM!

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021, with current planning for both virtual and in-person components this year. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre.
Register now and view the complete virtual and in-person event schedules at: uoft.me/bewellutmfair<http://uoft.me/bewellutmfair>
Key Event Highlights:
🌱 UTM students can receive a $10 lunch gift card and/or CCR credit just by participating! More details here<https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-counselling-centre/be-well-utm-fair-resource-activity-fair/virtual-event-passport>.
🌱 Keynote by Christopher Siu, Winner of Masterchef Canada, Owner of Daan Go Cake Lab & UofT Alumnus on Thurs, Sept 23 @ 12 – 1 pm (Zoom)
🌱 Wide range of wellness programs and activities all-week long including:

* Resource Spotlight Series | 9:30 am - 11:30 am daily – Be Informed. Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
* Wellness Talks | 12 pm – 1 pm daily – Be Inspired. Hear from UTM Faculty & Staff on how to be your healthiest and happiest self.
* Mental Health Hour | 2 pm – 3 pm daily – Be Mindful. Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
* Wellness Workshops | 3 pm – 4 pm daily – Be Creative. Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
* CCR Community Café | 4 pm – 5 pm daily – Be Connected. Meet new people, share wellness strategies, build community at UTM. Earn a CCR credit!
* Fitness Classes | Various times daily – Be Active. Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity. Hosted by the Department of Recreation, Athletics and Wellness.

Follow @utmhccwellness<https://www.instagram.com/utmhccwellness/> on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter for all the latest updates.
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Hello UTM!

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021, with current planning for both virtual and in-person components this year. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre.
Register now and view the complete virtual and in-person event schedules at: uoft.me/bewellutmfair
Key Event Highlights:
🌱 UTM students can receive a $10 lunch gift card and/or CCR credit just by participating! More details here.
🌱 Keynote by Christopher Siu, Winner of Masterchef Canada, Owner of Daan Go Cake Lab & UofT Alumnus on Thurs, Sept 23 @ 12 – 1 pm (Zoom)
🌱 Wide range of wellness programs and activities all-week long including:

 *   Resource Spotlight Series | 9:30 am - 11:30 am daily – Be Informed. Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
 *   Wellness Talks | 12 pm – 1 pm daily  – Be Inspired. Hear from UTM Faculty & Staff on how to be your healthiest and happiest self.
 *   Mental Health Hour | 2 pm – 3 pm daily – Be Mindful. Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
 *   Wellness Workshops | 3 pm – 4 pm daily – Be Creative. Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
 *   CCR Community Café | 4 pm – 5 pm daily – Be Connected. Meet new people, share wellness strategies, build community at UTM. Earn a CCR credit!
 *   Fitness Classes | Various times daily – Be Active. Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity. Hosted by the Department of Recreation, Athletics and Wellness.

Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter for all the latest updates.
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for our Mental Health Hour series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021!

Be mindful. Attend a Mental Health Hour to learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing, and increase your motivation and energy to mindfully create the changes you want for yourself.

🌱 Speakers include: UTM Health and Counselling Centre’s Lauren Drouchard (she/her), Katrina Levasseur Nedamat (she/her), Vi Phan (she/her), Denise Alton (she/her), and NAME.
🌱 When: 12PM – 1PM, all week long
🌱 Where: Zoom: utoronto.zoom.us/j/82347802008 (Meeting ID: 823 4780 2008).
🌱 Learn more about each of the Mental Health Hour sessions at: www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/health-counselling-centre/be-well-utm-fair-resource-activity-fair/ment... .

Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $10 lunch gift card* and/or CCR credit by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week!

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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for our Wellness Talks series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021!

Be inspired. Hear from Prof. Radha Maharaj on Building Financial Resilience in a Post- Pandemic World. Prof. Radha Maharaj (Dr. M) has a PhD in Economics. She is currently teaches at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM) and is the creator of the Elly project.

🌱 Speaker: Prof. Radha Maharaj
🌱 When: Wed, Sept 22 2021, from 12PM - 1PM
🌱 Where: Zoom (Meeting ID: 831 5979 0729)
🌱 Description: The pandemic has left an indelible financial mark on society. Moving forward, as individuals we all have the opportunity, to reflect and reform our understanding and mastery of financial tools and techniques to build more resilient financial future.  

Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $𝟭𝟬 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱* and/or 𝗖𝗖𝗥 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week!

@uoftmississauga
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Join us for our Wellness Talks series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021! 

Be inspired. Hear from Prof. Radha Maharaj on Building Financial Resilience in a Post- Pandemic World. Prof. Radha Maharaj (Dr. M) has a PhD in Economics. She is currently teaches at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM) and is the creator of the Elly project.

🌱 Speaker: Prof. Radha Maharaj
🌱 When: Wed, Sept 22 2021, from 12PM - 1PM
🌱 Where: Zoom (Meeting ID: 831 5979 0729)
🌱 Description: The pandemic has left an indelible financial mark on society. Moving forward, as individuals we all have the opportunity, to reflect and reform our understanding and mastery of financial tools and techniques to build more resilient financial future.  

Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $𝟭𝟬 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱* and/or 𝗖𝗖𝗥 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week! 

@uoftmississauga
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for our Wellness Talks series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021!

Be inspired. Hear from Dr. Sonia K. Kang, PhD on Identity Loss and Recovery: How to Protect the Self When Everything Else Changes. Dr. Kang is the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, University of Toronto Mississauga.

🌱 Speaker: Dr. Sonia K. Kang, PhD
🌱 When: Tues, Sept 21 2021, from 12PM - 1PM
🌱 Where: Zoom, utoronto.zoom.us/j/83159790729 (Meeting ID: 831 5979 0729)
🌱 Description: Our sense of identity is deeply tied to our daily routines and informed by the physical cues we take in through our senses. When these daily routines and sensory experiences are disrupted, we can be left feeling like we have lost our sense of self and our control over our own lives. This webinar explores the science of identity, what it means to "feel like yourself", the importance of recognizing what is under your control and what is not, and how to recover and protect that sense of self in the midst of massive upheaval and potential "re-entry" anxiety.

Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $𝟭𝟬 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱* and/or 𝗖𝗖𝗥 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week!

@uoftmississauga
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Join us for our Wellness Talks series as part of the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021! 

Be inspired. Hear from Dr. Sonia K. Kang, PhD on Identity Loss and Recovery: How to Protect the Self When Everything Else Changes. Dr. Kang is the Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, University of Toronto Mississauga.

🌱 Speaker: Dr. Sonia K. Kang, PhD
🌱 When: Tues, Sept 21 2021, from 12PM - 1PM
🌱 Where: Zoom, https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/83159790729 (Meeting ID: 831 5979 0729)
🌱 Description: Our sense of identity is deeply tied to our daily routines and informed by the physical cues we take in through our senses. When these daily routines and sensory experiences are disrupted, we can be left feeling like we have lost our sense of self and our control over our own lives. This webinar explores the science of identity, what it means to feel like yourself, the importance of recognizing what is under your control and what is not, and how to recover and protect that sense of self in the midst of massive upheaval and potential re-entry anxiety.

Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $𝟭𝟬 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱* and/or 𝗖𝗖𝗥 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁 by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week! 

@uoftmississauga
3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).
 
UTM students can earn a $10 lunch gift card* and/or CCR credit by participating!
 
Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week!
 
Featured programming:
 
🌱 Wellness Talks (Be Inspired) – Hear from the experts on how to be your healthiest and happiest self.
🌱 Resource Spotlight Series (Be Informed) – Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
🌱 Mental Health Hour (Be Mindful) – Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
🌱 Wellness Workshops (Be Creative) – Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
🌱 Fitness Classes & Consultations (Be Active) – Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity.
🌱 Community Café (Be Connected) – Meet new people; share wellness strategies; build community at UTM.
 
Follow us @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to get the latest details about the event, and join the conversation with the hashtag #BeWellUTM!
 
*Lunch Gift Cards: limited quantities available; first-come, first-served.
 
@uoftmississauga
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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Join us for the 4th annual Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair from Sept 20 – 24, 2021. Open to all UTM students, staff, and faculty. Brought to you by the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. This year, the Be Well UTM Fair will be taking place both virtually (from Monday to Friday, via Zoom), and in-person (from Monday to Thursday, at the UTM North Field).

UTM students can earn a $10 lunch gift card* and/or CCR credit by participating!

Register now & view the full program schedule at uoft.me/bewellutmfair (link in bio)! Registering will allow you to receive e-mail updates and notifications about all sessions, including the complete event schedule and access links for the entire week!

Featured programming:

🌱 Wellness Talks (Be Inspired) – Hear from the experts on how to be your healthiest and happiest self.
🌱 Resource Spotlight Series (Be Informed) – Discover mental health and wellness resources, programs and services in our community.
🌱 Mental Health Hour (Be Mindful) – Learn practical skills for your mental health and wellbeing.
🌱 Wellness Workshops (Be Creative) – Take a break in your day for some self-care and self-expression.
🌱 Fitness Classes & Consultations (Be Active) – Get moving and reap the benefits of physical activity.
🌱 Community Café (Be Connected) – Meet new people; share wellness strategies; build community at UTM.

Follow us @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter to get the latest details about the event, and join the conversation with the hashtag #BeWellUTM!

*Lunch Gift Cards: limited quantities available; first-come, first-served.

@uoftmississauga
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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

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3 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Hey #UTM!

We had a blast this summer! We hope you’ve enjoyed our daily meditation videos, interactive #TogetherTuesday sessions, informative #Wellness101s, and creative self-care and nutrition ideas.

Now, we are turning gears and taking this time to prepare to welcome you in September. We are so excited to return back in September with bigger and more creative ideas to help you embed wellness into your daily routine.

Wellness at home includes:
🌱 Daily Meditation Sessions
🌱 Together Tuesdays
🌱 Wellness 101 Workshops
🌱 Self Care Thursdays
🌱 Foodie Friday

Check out more details at uoft.me/wellness-at-home

Thank you and see again soon!

#wellnessatutm #summer
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Hey #UTM!

We had a blast this summer! We hope you’ve enjoyed our daily meditation videos, interactive #TogetherTuesday sessions, informative #Wellness101s, and creative self-care and nutrition ideas. 

Now, we are turning gears and taking this time to prepare to welcome you in September. We are so excited to return back in September with bigger and more creative ideas to help you embed wellness into your daily routine. 

Wellness at home includes:
🌱 Daily Meditation Sessions
🌱 Together Tuesdays 
🌱 Wellness 101 Workshops
🌱 Self Care Thursdays 
🌱 Foodie Friday

Check out more details at uoft.me/wellness-at-home

Thank you and see again soon!

#wellnessatutm #summer
4 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

***We are now accepting Mentee applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now at: uoft.me/psp***

Program Overview:
The Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) Program is a peer support program, which receives oversight, training support, and supervision from UTM Health & Counselling Centre staff. The program aims to provide students with the following outcomes to help them achieve their personal and academic goals:

🌱Individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills),
🌱Knowledge of community resources, and
🌱Personal support (empathy, active listening)

The program emphasizes the strengths of the shared, peer-to-peer experience of students; and aims to provide support that complements, but does not replace, professional interventions.

In the PSP Mentorship stream, Peer Mentors* are matched on a one-on-one basis with Mentees**, based on similar interests, programs of study, and/or other relevant characteristics.

*Peer Mentors: Upper-year UTM students and UTM graduate students
**Mentees: UTM students with expressed mental health concerns

Mentees are expected to meet with their assigned Peer Mentor once a week, over the course of 6 weeks in the semester, at a mutually agreeable time. Meetings are expected to last approximately one hour, and will take place virtually via Zoom.

Each meeting will be centered around a specific, wellness-themed learning module, facilitated by the Peer Mentor. Over the course of the program, Mentees will be able to gain individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills), knowledge of community resources, and receive personal support (empathy, active listening) to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

Mentee Application: To apply to be a Mentee, please submit your application form at uoft.me/psp. A staff member from the UTM Health & Counselling Centre will be in touch subsequently to discuss next steps.
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***We are now accepting Mentee applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Apply now at: uoft.me/psp***

Program Overview:
The Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) Program is a peer support program, which receives oversight, training support, and supervision from UTM Health & Counselling Centre staff. The program aims to provide students with the following outcomes to help them achieve their personal and academic goals: 

🌱Individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills),
🌱Knowledge of community resources, and 
🌱Personal support (empathy, active listening) 

The program emphasizes the strengths of the shared, peer-to-peer experience of students; and aims to provide support that complements, but does not replace, professional interventions.

In the PSP Mentorship stream, Peer Mentors* are matched on a one-on-one basis with Mentees**, based on similar interests, programs of study, and/or other relevant characteristics.

*Peer Mentors: Upper-year UTM students and UTM graduate students
**Mentees: UTM students with expressed mental health concerns

Mentees are expected to meet with their assigned Peer Mentor once a week, over the course of 6 weeks in the semester, at a mutually agreeable time. Meetings are expected to last approximately one hour, and will take place virtually via Zoom.

Each meeting will be centered around a specific, wellness-themed learning module, facilitated by the Peer Mentor. Over the course of the program, Mentees will be able to gain individualized strategies (e.g., healthy lifestyle tips, academic skills), knowledge of community resources, and receive personal support (empathy, active listening) to help them achieve their personal and academic goals.

Mentee Application: To apply to be a Mentee, please submit your application form at uoft.me/psp. A staff member from the UTM Health & Counselling Centre will be in touch subsequently to discuss next steps.
5 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now - link in bio

Redefining Self-Care: An intersectional understanding of self-care & how to care for ourselves.
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Tuesday, July 20 from 2:00-3:30 pm

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 1.5-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!
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Register now - link in bio

Redefining Self-Care: An intersectional understanding of self-care & how to care for ourselves.
Facilitator: Vi Phan, MSW, RSW

When: Tuesday, July 20 from 2:00-3:30 pm

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 1.5-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!
6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Register now (link in bio) for our next Kimberly’s Kitchen session in which UTM Dietitian, Kimberly Green will be teaming up with UTM Alum & Owner of Pie Mon, Greg Henry to cook up some delicious Jerk Turkey Mango Wraps! You won’t want to miss this one, #UTM!
Also: the first 10 students to register & attend will receive a PC Giftcard to support with purchasing ingredients (local purchases are only possible at this time). #LetsCookUTM

🍴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) for our next Kimberly’s Kitchen session in which UTM Dietitian, Kimberly Green will be teaming up with UTM Alum & Owner of Pie Mon, Greg Henry to cook up some delicious Jerk Turkey Mango Wraps! You won’t want to miss this one, #UTM! 
Also: the first 10 students to register & attend will receive a PC Giftcard to support with purchasing ingredients (local purchases are only possible at this time). #LetsCookUTM

🍴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!
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HCC Wellness at UTM

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6 months ago
HCC Wellness at UTM

Defeating Worry: Strategies to Reduce Anxiety (Part Two)
Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW, RSW

When: Tuesday, June 8 from 1:30-2:30 pm

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

In part two of this two-part series, we check in on our thoughts and discuss the behavioural aspects of worry and anxiety. Join us in this hour-long workshop that explores the behaviours that reinforce and maintain worry and anxiety as well as action-oriented activities and challenges you can do to minimize the effects of excessive worry! Attending Part One is not mandatory but it is strongly recommended before attending this workshop.

Register today! (Link in bio)
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Defeating Worry: Strategies to Reduce Anxiety (Part Two)
Facilitator: Denise Alton, MSW, RSW

When: Tuesday, June 8 from 1:30-2:30 pm

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

In part two of this two-part series, we check in on our thoughts and discuss the behavioural aspects of worry and anxiety.  Join us in this hour-long workshop that explores the behaviours that reinforce and maintain worry and anxiety as well as action-oriented activities and challenges you can do to minimize the effects of excessive worry!  Attending Part One is not mandatory but it is strongly recommended before attending this workshop.

Register today! (Link in bio)