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UFlourish | Nov 1 - 15, 2023

Watch this space for mental health and well-being events and activities coming this fall. De-stress, make new connections and build positive coping skills.

Tools for managing eco-grief and climate anxiety

During UFlourish, the Office of Sustainability presents a two-part event series that addresses feelings of eco-grief and eco-anxiety, climate grief, and highlights the interconnections between resilience and well-being. You may attend one or both of the workshops.

Facilitated by Jodi Lammiman, Founder of Refugia Retreats and Alana-Dawn Eirikson, UCalgary Office of Sustainability

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Tools for Climate Grief & Anxiety: Coping with The Emotional Impacts of Climate Change

Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Take part in an online guided presentation and conversation on eco-grief and climate anxiety. Facilitators will also take participants through an optional accompanying worksheet.


Managing Eco-Grief and Climate Anxiety with Creativity & Care

Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For this in-person workshop, participants will be guided through exercises that utilize creative expression to manage eco-grief and climate anxiety and connect to self and the earth community/nature.

Suicide awareness and prevention for UCalgary students, faculty and staff

Find the tools to support those in distress through robust, accessible, evidence-based suicide intervention training programs.

LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Training

Nov. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This online session allows for continued conversation, provides an opportunity for questions, contextualizes training to our campus environment, and highlights on and off campus resources

PREREQUISITE REQUIRED: Participants are required to complete an online, asynchronous training on their own before attending the Start Dialogue Session as we will be discussing content from the training. To sign up click here. 

Learn more and register

Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Intervention Training

Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In this training, we’ll explore myths and facts surrounding suicide, learn to recognize and identify potential warning signs and how to ask a person about suicide, persuade them to get help and refer the person to appropriate services.

Learn more and register

University of Calgary Recovery Community (UCRC) and UFlourish

Join the UCRC for online events around recovery open to all.

Recovery Stories

Please join us as Zoltan and Ashley share with us their recovery story and the importance of supporting and celebrating recovery in a post-secondary setting as both staff and student.

Nov. 3, 12-1 p.m. | Online

Recovery Ally Training

This 2 hour training will help equip you to become a great recovery ally on your campus. We'll explore models of addiction, approaches to recovery, stigma and bias, and more.

Nov. 7, 12-2 p.m. | Online

Youth and Cannabis Legalization in Canada

In this talk, youth substance use researcher Rebecca Haines-Saah will unpack youth cannabis use in the legal context, including increased prevalence, the impact on mental health and providing effective cannabis education for youth. 

Nov. 15, 12-1 p.m. | Online


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Get involved in UFlourish 2023

Would you like to follow-up with one of our organizers about an event, or do you have a general comment or question? Are you curious about programming an event, joining our planning committee or have a suggestion for Fall 2023? Get in touch over e-mail: uflourish@ucalgary.ca.

Move your body at UFlourish

Physical health is an important aspect of wellness. Check out some of the ways you can get moving during UFlourish.

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Free Active Living All Access Membership!

During UFlourish, all UCalgary faculty and staff receive access to Active Living facilities. Are you a UCalgary student? All students have an Active Living Membership included in their general fees. This means you already have access to excellent health and recreation facilities. Talk to the friendly staff at the Client Services desk, KNA104 to find out how to access the facilities.

Can't get to campus or into a fitness class? Explore Libin Cardiovascular Institute's virtual fitness series, click here.

More resources to support your flourishing

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Hear community stories

Student, staff, faculty, and post-docs share stories of struggle and resilience during their experiences working, studying, and researching in post-secondary.

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Elder Wisdom Series

Dr. Reg Crowshoe, Piikani Elder, and UCalgary’s Elder in Residence shares his grandmother’s story about traditional knowledge, preventative health and how to use parallel paths of Indigenous and western medicine to promote a good way of life.

Suicide prevention trainings

Reach out trainings

Are you a member of our campus community who wants to help? Increase your knowledge in recognizing and responding to those experiencing thoughts of suicide, sign-up for our Reach Out trainings

Flourishing tips from the UCalgary community

We asked our community how they flourish during the academic year. Check out their tips. 

Wellness Series Webinars

From self-care and crisis response, to resilience, emotional wellness, and mindfulness. Watch past webinars from the Campus Mental Health Strategy.

Program an event for UFlourish 2023

Interested in hosting or programming an event this fall? Send us an e-mail and our organizers will help get you oriented.