Events

Upcoming Free Events

Mental Health 101

This workshop explores how to recognize the signs and symptoms of distress, how to access services, basic active listening skills, and tips for self-care. This workshop is presented as an educational tool for participants. The information should not be used as a means for diagnosis, but serves to increase mental health literacy and signs of distress. 

A set of worksheets and resources will be provided for you to follow during the workshop and apply after our session.

March 29th, 2023

4:30 to 5:30 PM 

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 4015

Join us virtually:

Register in advance by clicking this zoom link

Past Events

Sleep Your Way to Mental Well-being

Sleep is not a luxury, it is a biological necessity. However, we often treat it as an optional part of life. In this workshop, we will explore what sleep is, how it works, and how sleep, or a lack of it, affects our mental health. We will also explore sleep disorders and how to protect sleep, as well as resources for when unsatisfactory sleep becomes a chronic issue. 

A set of worksheets and resources will be provided for you to follow during the workshop and apply after our session.

March 2nd, 2023

4:30 to 5:30 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 4006

Join us virtually:

Click here to access the zoom meeting

How to Make the Best of Stress

This workshop focuses on identifying signs of stress and practicing a variety of research-based methods for stress management, including mindfulness and relaxation, meeting one’s basic needs, physical activity, time management, priority-setting, and finding meaning in day to day activities.

You will also be provided with a package of resources that will be provided at the beginning of the workshop and referenced throughout.

January 24th, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 4006

Join us virtually:

Register in advance by clicking this zoom link

Mental Health 101

This workshop explores how to recognize the signs and symptoms of distress, how to access services, basic active listening skills, and tips for self-care. This workshop is presented as an educational tool for participants. The information should not be used as a means for diagnosis, but serves to increase mental health literacy and signs of distress. 

A set of worksheets and resources will be provided for you to follow during the workshop and apply after our session.

December 16th, 2022

4:00 to 5:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 9003

Join us virtually:

Register in advance by clicking this zoom link

Sleep Your Way to Mental Well-being

Sleep is not a luxury, it is a biological necessity. However, we often treat it as an optional part of life. In this workshop, we will explore what sleep is, how it works, and how sleep, or a lack of it, affects our mental health. We will also explore sleep disorders and how to protect sleep, as well as resources for when unsatisfactory sleep becomes a chronic issue. 

A set of worksheets and resources will be provided for you to follow during the workshop and apply after our session.

December 8th, 2022

3:00 to 4:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 4006

Join us virtually:

Register in advance by clicking this zoom link

Value-Based Living

With the stress of everyday life, much of our attention can be diverted to getting rid of our struggles instead of moving closer to our values. In this workshop, we will help you identify your values and how they can apply in different domains of your life. We will provide support in creating goals based on your values and identify strategies for accepting difficulties experienced when living consistently with your values.

A set of worksheets and resources will be provided for you to follow during the workshop and apply after our session.

November 4th, 2022

12:00 to 1:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 6032

Join us virtually:

Zoom ID: 849 8433 9832

Zoom Link

How to Make the Best of Stress

This workshop focuses on identifying signs of stress and practicing a variety of research-based methods for stress management, including mindfulness and relaxation, meeting one’s basic needs, physical activity, time management, priority-setting, and finding meaning in day to day activities.

You will also be provided with a package of resources that will be provided at the beginning of the workshop and referenced throughout.

September 27, 2022

4:00 to 5:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) 
Room 5028

Join us virtually:

Zoom ID: 828 7692 3232
Zoom Passcode: 625708

Zoom Link

Orientation


Interested in volunteering? Not sure what’s involved or the time commitment? Want to hear about how you can gain community psychology clinical experience? Want to obtain another members perspective on volunteering for the initiative?

Come join us on September 21st at 5 PM on campus or virtually for our annual orientation meeting.

We look forward to meeting you then!

September 21, 2022

5:00 to 6:00 PM

Join us in-person:

University of Ottawa,
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Room 5028

Join us virtually:

Zoom ID: 845 6993 4638
Zoom Passcode: 745176

Zoom Link

Free Webinar:

Sleep Your Way to Mental Well-being

 

Winter

2022

Public

Free Webinar:

Value-Based Living

 

Fall, Winter, Summer

2021, 2022

Public

Free Webinar:

Mental Health 101

 

Fall, Winter, Summer

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Public

Free Webinar:

How to Make the Best of Stress

 

Fall, Winter, Summer

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Public

Pre Exam and Holiday Stress Management Workshop

Learn some stress management and grounding skills, get some take-home resources, and engage in an hour of self-care through this interactive workshop.

December 4, 2019

University of Ottawa

Public

Wellness Week

Making the best of stress workshop.

January 22, 2020

University of Ottawa

Public

1/5 workshop training! 

Interested in promoting mental health literacy on campus and being a presenter for the 1/5 Initiative?

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1 PM – 4 PM

Pots & Plant(e)s: Sprout Into Spring

Initiative 1/5 & Brain Buddies have teamed up to offer you an occasion to look towards spring, one step ahead. Work towards your wellness and your summer garden by joining us for a pots & plants event.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Need Help?

You are not alone. There are many places you can go for help.

If at risk of harm to self or others: call 911 or go to a Hospital Emergency Department.