Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

The pursuit of campus mental wellbeing has a groundswell of support in many parts of the UBC Okanagan community. Our Campus Health team is collaborating with campus partners on a number of initiatives to support mental wellbeing. The VOICE 4 research findings detailing factors that support and hinder mental wellbeing are available here, under Reports. These findings are being used by action groups to guide advocacy for policy/practices changes and strategies to support mental wellbeing.

In addition, the Campus Health Voice team is involved in a number of other areas to support mental wellbeing. Read about our activities under each of the tabs.

Golden Apple Awards – March 27, 2019
Campus Health Voice students celebrated efforts by faculty to promote classroom wellbeing by awarding 20 faculty members nominated by students to receive Golden Apple Awards. This year marked the third year for this student-led initiative, and over 100 nominations were received. In nominating faculty member, students provided detailed descriptions of the ways that faculty members promoted wellbeing based on an evidence-based framework describing teaching practices that promote student wellbeing. Students’ descriptions of the strategies faculty used in their classrooms were shared at the awards event.

The Classroom Wellbeing Project – August 2018
Nursing students working with the Campus Health Voice team interviewed faculty members who received a 2018 Golden Apple award to learn more about the strategies they use to support classroom wellbeing, and gather recommendations for equipping other teachers with knowledge and skills to promote wellbeing in classrooms. Read the full report prepared by BSN students Chantel Kirtzinger, Kassi Wright, Kaylee Lucks and Natasha Prohoroff here.

Other resources for supporting classroom wellbeing:
Classroom Edition: A resource for wellbeing in the classroom by Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart
Teaching Practices that Promote Wellbeing

Golden Apple Awards – March 26, 2018
The Campus Health Voice student team recognized 14 faculty members who excelled in promoting classroom wellbeing with Golden Apple Awards. Student were invited to nominate faculty members who demonstrated teaching strategies outlined in the UBC evidence-based framework describing teaching practices that promote student wellbeing. Nominations were reviewed by the student team to identify faculty who made outstanding efforts to promote wellbeing. This year marked the 2nd year for presenting these awards.

 

 

Bell Let’s Talk at UBCO
January 29, 2019

Students working with our Campus Health Voice team created a buzz about mental health on our campus as part of a national initiative to create a stigma-free Canada. They encouraged our campus community to speak up about mental illness. Five simple ways to help end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Let’s Talk at UBCO
January 29, 2018

Our Campus Health Voice Students covered the campus in blue (blue toques that is) and invited students to start the conversation about mental illness.