UBC events during Mental Illness Awareness Week

To correspond with Canada’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mental Health Awareness Club (MHAC) at UBC is launching a series of events for the first week of October.  Students from all health disciplines, faculty and staff are invited to interactive and informative sessions/workshops on mental health and recovery.

“Jaywalking – Dispelling Myths”.  A take-off on Jay Leno’s ‘Jaywalking’ where MHAC members will be spreading awareness about mental illness and dispelling myths.
Date: Oct. 4
Time:  12 – 1 p.m.
Place:  Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194 Health Sciences Mall

“Lunch n’ Learn – Interprofessional Collaboration on Working with People Living with Mental Illness”.  Panel speakers from pharmacy, family practice, psychiatry, nursing and occupational therapy work through a case collaboratively. 
Date: Oct. 5
Time: 12-12:50pm (doors open at 11:45)
Place: Life Sciences Centre Auditorium 2, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

“Recovery with Mental Illness… hearing voices”: Auditory hallucinations through a simulation exercise.   Learn about the “Recovery Model”.  Hear stories from healthcare professionals and individuals with mental health issues. 
Date: Oct. 6
Time:   4 – 7 p.m. (doors open at 3:45)
Place:   Life Sciences Centre Auditorium 2, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Info: Reservations: http://ubcmhac.sites.olt.ubc.ca/ 
Reception in West Atrium of LSC to follow.

“Healthy Minds at UBC: Managing Stress”.  A workshop designed to help busy students to create wellness and balance in their lives. 
Date: Oct. 7
Time: 1 – 1:50 p.m. (doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
Place: Student Union Bulding, Room 212A
Info: students.ubc.ca/workshops