In recognition of Mental Health Week, Interim President Lynn Wells is reminding Brock University students and employees of the importance of caring for one’s mental health and well-being.
“The past several years have been challenging for all of us,” she says. “Brock University takes the mental health and overall well-being of our community members very seriously.”
Wells says Mental Health Week, which takes place Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8, is an opportunity to check in with colleagues, friends and family members and take part in learning opportunities that promote positive mental health.
Brock University is proud to be a leader in campus mental health, having ranked first among all comprehensive universities in Canada for student mental health supports in the annual Maclean’s University Rankings for the fourth-consecutive year.
In support of mental health awareness, the Brock community is encouraged to wear green on Friday, May 6. The Schmon Tower will also be illuminated in green on Friday.
Brock’s Health Management team has also planned a week of free virtual events and initiatives for employees, including workshops on emotional intelligence, self-compassion, humour and relaxation.
Mental health support and resources for employees are available on the Health, Safety and Wellness Toolbox on SharePoint.
Brock students can access information on mental health and personal counselling support via the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre website.