Bell Let's Talk 2023 at UCalgary
Take part in events, trainings and workshops, download self-care guides and worksheets, or check in on a loved one or peer.
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Events open to all
Recognizing and Destigmatizing Mental Health: A Panel Event
Wednesday, January 25, 5-6:30pm
Learn more about mental health stigma and how UCalgary students hope to address this stigma with systems of support and care. Join the Graduate Student’s Association for a panel event about this topic. Panelists will also discuss individual and collective ways to support mental health.
Science in the Cinema: Inside Out
Thursday, January 26, 6 p.m.
The Plaza Theatre
Attend a screening of Inside Out, an award-winning Disney Pixar movie about navigating emotions. Admission and popcorn are free for all. After the movie, UCalgary mental health experts will lead the audience in a discussion and Q & A about mental health and technology.
Acts of Kindness: A collection of drama, dance and music performances
Friday, January 27, 5:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Centre
Join us for a pre-concert campfire at 4:30 p.m.
Free drop-in event | No registration required
Acts of Kindness caps off the Week of Kindness at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Come together to celebrate connection, kindness and mental health awareness.
Events and activities for UCalgary students, staff and faculty
Wednesday, January 25 at the TFDL
Take part in writing a message of hope, gratitude or compassion for your peers. We'll also be handing out tote bags, worksheets, and other resources to connect you to mental health supports.
Wednesday, January 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Suicide prevention trainings
Through Reach Out training programs, the UCalgary campus community can play a vital role in suicide prevention by increasing our ability to recognize and respond to those experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Mental health trainings and workshops for UCalgary students
Pushing through perfectionism
Reduce perfectionism’s unhelpful influence by exploring strategies to shift your mindset, level of self-kindness and sense of acceptance in this 50-minute workshop.
Boosting self-compassion workshop
Are you your own biggest critic? Are you often hard on yourself? Explore the benefits of self-compassion and strategies to increase kindness to yourself and others in this 50-minute workshop.
Motivation and procrastination workshop
Learn practical strategies to increase motivation and reduce procrastination in this 50-minute workshop.
The Inquiring Mind Mental Health Training
Learn to recognize signs of declining mental health, how to reduce stigma and support your community, maintain and improve your own mental health and resilience.
Community helpers training
In this half day training, you'll learn how to spot common signs of distress and how to have supportive conversations, as well as explore self-care how to set healthy boundaries.
Trainings and workshops for UCalgary staff and faculty
Health and Well-Being in the Workplace
Gain resources and strategies to improving your health and well-being in the workplace
The Working Mind: Managers
Gain an understanding of dealing with workplace mental issues, including accommodations and balancing employee and organizational needs. This is a two-part training.
The Working Mind: Employees
Gain practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness, including how to maintain and improve your own resilience.
Talk Together at the Life Design Hub
Enjoy a variety of activities centred around relaxing, de-stressing and checking-in with one another. Join in on meditation, colouring, a ‘drawing your happiness exercise’ and more!
Pop-in event at the Life Design Hub (MSC171) January 25, between 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Recovery on Campus Alberta: Recovery 101
The University of Calgary Recovery Community (UCRC) and Recovery on Campus Alberta (ROC) support those questioning their relationship with substances and/or other behaviours, those in recovery, and those seeking recovery from addiction.
Recovery 101 is a free three-hour training that covers models of addiction, approaches to recovery, stigma, allyship, the post-secondary experience, and more.
Mandala Colouring Sheet
Practice mindfulness by colouring this mandala pdf. Mandala, meaning "sacred circle" in Sanskrit, is a circular art form often containing geometric and repeating Similar to meditation, it focuses your attention on the present moment and away from worries and stress.
Practicing self-care means taking the time to participate in activities that bring you
enjoyment or a sense of calm and peacefulness. Activities can include things you do
on a day-to-day basis or new activities. Find activity ideas in this printable resource.
Give yourself or someone you care about a boost of positive energy by building a kindness box. Or use the message prompts for journaling.
Watch and read stories from UCalgary students, faculty and staff.