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Flourishing Peer Support

Being a student isn’t just about going to class; it’s about making connections and getting the most out of your time here. Join the SU Wellness Centre’s flourishing peer team and relax with free food and activities! Come to the HISTORY or PHILOSOPHY drop-in sessions ran EVERY THURSDAY!

History and Homies

When: Every Thursday from 5 - 7pm.
Where: SA 243

Philosophy and Friends

When: Every Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Philosophy Department, SS 1251/1253

What is Flourishing?

Based on the mental health research of Dr. Corey Keyes, the SU Wellness Centre has adopted a flourishing model of mental health. The key take away from Dr. Keyes’ research is that absence of a mental illness is not the same as positive mental health. Similarly, even in the presence of a mental illness, you are capable of flourishing. To flourish is to feel good about a life in which you are functioning well. Keyes identifies five factors that help you to flourish: playing, learning, connecting, interacting, and helping.  By engaging in these factors on a regular basis, you can increase your positive mental health, regardless of the presence of a mental illness, or any other daily stressors.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or want to give feedback about the Flourishing Peer Support Project, email katherine.denslow@ucalgary.ca

Coming up:

March 23rd, 2017

Philosophy and Friends

4–6pm in SS 1253 The Philosophy Lounge

Come de-stress with fellow students and enjoy some free food!

Philosophy Club event in the seminar room

Flourishing will be providing games and food in the lounge! 

History and Homies

5–7pm in SA 243

Bob Ross paint night and free food!

You don't need to have any skill to enjoy a free night of painting and snacks! Come try and follow along with Bob Ross as he paints some happy little trees, or get creative and paint whatever you like!

Canvases and painting materials will be provided for free, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies as well.