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UNB presents first annual Mental Health Awareness Week

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Homepage

The UNB Student Union (UNBSU) is leading the first annual Mental Health Awareness Week on the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus.

This student-led initiative aims at reducing stigma and raising awareness around mental health issues, and getting people the help that they need.     

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, October 6

  • Lunch and Learn: Safe Spaces | 12-1 p.m. | Student Union Building (SUB), Room 103
  • Schizophrenia Awareness Night | 7 p.m. | Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
Tuesday, October 7
  • Lunch and Learn: International Students and Mental Health | 12-1 p..m. | Student Union Building, Room 103
  • Coffeehouse and Art Show | 7 p.m. | SUB Blue Room
  • Panel Talk: NB Mental Health Access | 7 p.m. | Kinsella Auditorium, St. Thomas University

Wednesday, October 8

  • Stigma Slam |12-3:30 p.m. | SUB Atrium

Thursday, October 9

  • Lunch and Learn: Student Health Services Jeopardy | 12-1 p.m. | McConnell Sr. Commons Room
  • Mark Henick Keynote Presentation | 7 p.m. | Marshall d'Avray Auditorium

Friday, October 11

  • Lunch and Learn: Practical Meditation | 12-1 p.m. | Richard J. Currie Centre

Mental Health Awareness Week at UNB is sponsored and supported by UNB Counselling Services, Wear Your Label, the UNB Health Outreach Program, STU Students’ Union, and Sodexo.  

Media Contacts:

Lee Thomas, VP Internal, UNB Student Union: internal@unbsu.ca

Kathleen Pye, Mental Health Strategist and Counselling Therapist, UNB: kathleen.pye@unb.ca