rethink

Summary

Mental health is fundamental to student success and well-being, but it is ignored and stigmatized by many. To combat these issues, the ReThink Mental Health campaign works to create a university culture in which individuals feel safe seeking support from counselling and peers, while making students aware of the resources available to combat stress, anxiety, and depression. Utilizing workshops, videos, and myth-busting, the campaign aims to de-stigmatize mental health and advocate for students to get the help and resources that they need.

Mental Health Resources

UVic (Free Services)

Counselling Services
250-721-8341
counsell@uvic.caFree confidential counselling.
Health Services
250-721-8492
heal@uvic.caFull service primary health clinic.
RCSD
250-472-4947
inforcsd@uvic.caAcademic accommodations and support.
Multifaith Services
250-721-8338
chaplain@uvic.caMeditation and spiritual resources.

UVSS (Covered Under Health and Dental Plan)

StudentCare
1-877-789-8714
Online Chat (Plan Administration)

Health plan provider. 80% of external counselling covered.

Psyvitaliti
1-844-337-2473 ext. 0
coordinator@psyvitaliti.ca

Online, affordable video-call counselling sessions.

Community

Vancouver Island Crisis Line
1-888-494-3888

24 hour support line for emergency mental health services

YOUTHSPACE.ca
778-783-0177
Online Chat

Online support network. Open 6pm – midnight.

Canadian Mental Health Association
1-250-216-4228
victoria.branch@cmha.bc.ca

Nation-wide organization. General Resources and events.

NEED2 Suicide Prevention
250-386-6328
admin@need2.ca

Workshops and resources.

BC Schizophrenia Society
250-384-4225
admin.bcss@shaw.ca

Services for people with mental illness.

What We Do

Outreach

 

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Throughout the year, the UVSS will be out around campus engaging students on the topics of mental health. We want to encourage students to think about stress, not how to avoid it – but how to manage it. We have awesome ReThink Mental Health Frisbees and Stress balls so make sure you come chat with us!

Our next outreach event is: TBA

Events

 

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In addition to outreach, we also run fun events to get students engaged in the discussion of mental health. On October 28th we hosted a Halloween themed obstacle course/info fair where students could run a ghoulishly fun obstacle course. Afterwards, we encouraged students to think about what de-stresses them, and make self-care part of their study routine.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This January, from the 16th to the 20th, the UVSS, UVic Mental Health Initiative, and Vikes Nation will be hosting the third annual mental health awareness week. The festivities will include awesome speakers, info fairs, fun activities, and lots of prizes, so make sure you come out!

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteers are what allow us to continue to do awesome events and outreach for mental health on campus. If you are interested in getting involved, email campaigns@uvss.ca for more information!

Partners

 UVic Student Mental Health Initative

The University of Victoria  is a key partner in the ReThink Mental Health Campaign, with our swag co-branded, events co-ran, and many outreach opportunities done in partnership. This year we want to put forward a united effort to showcase what resources are on campus and in the community while continually working with the government to stress the importance of more resources. We continue to work with UVic on the steering committee for the UVic Mental Health Strategy.

Email: uvicsmhs@uvic.ca

Website: uvic.ca/mentalhealth

Endorsers

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Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association has been a huge supporter of the ReThink Mental Health campaign, providing us with advice, resources and coming to our events to engage with students.

Email: victoria.branch@cmha.bc.ca

Website: victoria.cmha.bc.ca

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NEED2: Suicide Prevention Education & Support

In addition to supporting out events, NEED2 is working with UVSS to bring more workshops on campus for suicide prevention.

Email:admin@need2.ca

Website: need2.ca

 

Sponsors

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