Thrive Week: Well-Being During These Times

We are all living through challenging times right now but let's find a way to thrive together.

What is Thrive Week: Well-being During These Times?

Thrive Week is an annual series of events geared to support well-being. This year, it is happening from February 8 to 12 with a focus on these challenging pandemic times.

Thrive Week is about taking action to create positive well-being at SFU and beyond. It's about making SPACE for well-being, continuing the conversation around mental health, learning about resources offered by SFU, and changing our perceptions as a community.

How does it work?

Below is a schedule of events hosted by the Health Peers and other community partners participating in #ThriveSF.

Also, during the week, keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook @sfuhcs for daily wellness tips and reminders.

Where does it take place?

All events will take place on a virtual platform like Zoom or Instagram. Specific details in the schedule below.

How do I join?

Specific details for each event in the schedule below.

If you are unavailable during the event times, you can always access our other resources in your own time.

Explore support options

Check out Creative Collective

Schedule

Monday, February 8

12:30 to 1:00pm - Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff. Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. No previous expeirence is necessary. Mindfulness Meditation sessions are held on Zoom.

Join the Zoom
Meeting ID: 329 722 833
Password: present

 

2:00pm to 3:00pm - Creative Collective Instagram Live

Head over to our Instagram @sfuhcs from 2:00 to 3:00pm to watch Creative Collective's Instagram live! Christy will be doing some scrapbooking and bullet journaling. Feel free to join in by grabbing your own favourite crafts while watching the livestream. You could also have the livestream playing in the background as you do your readings/assignments to feel as if someone is working alongside you.

 

Creative Collective Build-a-Buddy Art Tutorial

Creative Collective uploaded a new asynchronous resource: an art tutorial video! Create your own cute creature to accompany you at your desk while you work. The estimated craft time is 45 minutes.

Tuesday, February 9

12:30 to 1:30pm - Meet, Greet, and Eat: Mindful Creations

Meet, Greet, and Eat is a safe and inclusive space for students to hang out, meet new people, eat lunch together, and participate in fun and creative crafts and games. No material? No problem! Our creative crafts will use supplies that are commonly found in every student's home. During this session, the faciliators will be introducing some mindful crafts that can help you de-stress.

Register here

Wedneday, February 10

12:30 to 1:00pm - Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff. Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. No previous expeirence is necessary. Mindfulness Meditation sessions are held on Zoom.

Join the Zoom
Meeting ID: 329 722 833
Password: present

Thursday, February 11

9:30 to 10:00am - Progressive Muscle Relaxation Group

When you feel anxious or stressed, one of the ways your body responds is with muscle tension. By tensing and relieving various muscle groups in a certain order, you will learn to recognize the difference between tensed and relaxed muscles and relax your body to feel less stressed or anxious. The session is drop-in and no previous experience is required.

Join the Zoom
Meeting ID: 696 2346 4346
Password: muscle

 

9:30am to 12:30pm - Support Over Suicide & Students in Distress

If you see someone in distress or at risk of suicide, do you know how to help? This workshop is designed provide participants with a brief introduction on how to recognize potential signs of distress and/or suicide risk, how to provide immediate support, and how to make appropriate referrals. The session is free and open to all members of the SFU community.

Register here
 

10:00 to 11:00am - Mental Wellness During COVID-19: Coping with Perfectionism During a Pandemic

Mental Wellness During COVID-19 is a series of four drop-in workshops open to all SFU students. This session is about coping with perfectionism during a pandemic. No registration required. Just click on the "Join the Zoom" link.

Join the Zoom
Meeting ID: 617 6743 1029
Password: wellness

 

1:30 to 3:00pm - Thriving with ADHD/ADD: Turning Low Motivation into Action

Thriving with ADHD/ADD is a series of two virtual workshops hosted by Britt Phillips, Mental Health Nurse, and Doriana Marrello, Clinical Counsellor. Workshops are open to students with ADHD and/or ADD, students with executive functioning challenges (time management, procrastination, motivation, impulsivity, etc.), and students who have family, partners or friends with ADHD/ADD symptoms. This session is about turning low motivation into action.

Register here
 

2:00 to 3:30pm - International Student Support Group

Catch the first session of our international student support group! This is a safe space to share and support each other as they navigate everyday complexities of being an international student, including transition, family dynamics, culture, and independence. Open to FIC and SFU students (undergraduate or graduate) who currently reside in BC. The sessions will be held via Zoom, and participants will be asked to have their video turned on throughout the group. 

Register by emailing ayumi_sasaki@sfu.ca with your name and email
 

2:30 to 3:30pm - Stress Management and Building Resilience: Part 1

Stress Management and Building Resilience is a 3-Part Series where you’ll learn strategies, tools and resources for supporting your well-being. This first session answers "what is stress and resilience?" and identifies resources/practices that support well-being. If you attend all three workshops, your participation will be noted on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

Register here

Friday, February 12

12:30 to 1:00pm - Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff. Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. No previous expeirence is necessary. Mindfulness Meditation sessions are held on Zoom.

Join the Zoom
Meeting ID: 329 722 833
Password: present
 

11:30am to 12:30pm - Health Peers: Thriving in University 101

Your Health Peers are leading a panel discussion featuring Health & Counselling staff members. This event will be exploring the different services provided by HCS, as well as cover topics such as career paths within mental health support, resilience during a pandemic, and tips for navigating mental health support resources. Attendees will be entered into a prize draw for one $20 Indigo gift card.

Register here
 

1:30 to 2:30pm - Creative Collective: Gratitude Card and Flowers

Join Creative Collective in making a card of gratitude for someone important in your life. This card will feature an array of flowers! You can format the card however you like and can include a message of gratitude as well.

Register here