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Hi-FIVE aims to eliminate stigma towards those who are experiencing mental health distress or illness (now or in the past). We invite everybody in our campus communities to join us in taking this pledge and respect and embrace anyone experiencing mental health distress or mental illness.
Drop by and say hi! We'll be at:
Clubs Days (Burnaby)
Sept 12 & 13, 2018
University Street Fest (Surrey)
Sept 14, 2018
SFU Fair Trade Event (Burnaby)
September 24, 2018
Big Fair Days (Burnaby)
Sept 26 & 27, 2018
The yellow bench, which now lives in the AQ building, serves as a permanent symbol of mental health awareness and of SFU's vision for a vibrant stigma-free community. The Friendship Bench is a non-profit organization that aims to get people talking about mental health.
On January 26, 2016, SFU President Andrew Petter unveiled the Hi-FIVE plaque to recognize the first permanent stigma-free space at SFU located in the AQ Courtyard on the South Side across from SFU Art Gallery on the SFU Burnaby campus.
Read President Andrew Petter's Blog on the days event.