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Bell Let's Talk 2024 at UCalgary

A new year brings new opportunities to support mental health and well-being. Scroll this page to find events, workshops, resources and supports for our students, faculty, staff and wider community.

Watch a webinar with Dr. Keith Dobson, professor of clinical psychology and Depression Research Lab lead

Ask Dr. Dobson: Mental Health & Well-Being Q&A

Between new year’s resolutions; work, life and school stress; and getting through the doldrums that can be winter months, many people may be experiencing challenges — difficulties navigating among priorities, a lack of energy or motivation, and feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed.

In this webinar, Dr. Keith Dobson, PhD, covered the critical ideas and conceptions related to mental health and well-being, coping strategies, and recent and emerging trends in research and practice, and engaged in an extended Q&A with webinar participants.

Presented by UCalgary's Campus Mental Health Strategy and the Faculty of Arts.

Suicide prevention trainings for UCalgary community

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.

LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Training

Work your way through this self-guided, online training program that teaches life-saving skills to recognize and prevent suicide. 

Learn more and sign-up

Question, Persuade, Refer

Learn to recognize and support someone who may have thoughts of suicide in this two-hour guided training.

Multiple dates

Learn more and sign-up

Events open to UCalgary students


The Inquiring Mind Student Mental Health Training

Feb. 2, 1-4:30 p.m.

Learn to recognize signs of declining mental health in yourself and others. Participants will also receive a certificate for completing this session.

Trainings and workshops for UCalgary staff and faculty

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Neurodiversity-related workshops

Discover a range of neurodiversity-related workshops available to UCalgary faculty and staff. Participate in discussions surrounding topics like the neurodivergent students' experience in post-secondary environments, what sensory-processing means, suggestions for creating sensory-friendly campus spaces and much more.

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The Working Mind trainings

Increase your awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma of mental illnesses, and understand resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency. These workshops also teach participants how to support a supportive environment, strengthen organizational culture, and contribute to a healthy workplace.

The Working Mind is an evidence-based program developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is adapted from the Department of National Defence's Road to Mental Health Readiness programs.

Additional resources


Community stories

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

Watch and read

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.

Self-Care Bingo

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.

Kindness Box

Give yourself or someone you care about a boost of positive energy by building a kindness box. Or use the message prompts for journaling.