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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

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Recognizing and Destigmatizing Mental Health: A Panel Event 

Wednesday, January 25, 5-6:30pm
Online event

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.

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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.

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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

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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.
TFDL Lobby 
Drop-in event


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.

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

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Mental health trainings and workshops for UCalgary students

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

Thursday, January 26

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. 

February 9 and 10

The Working Mind: Employees

Gain practical knowledge of mental health and mental illness, including how to maintain and improve your own resilience. 

Wednesday, February 15

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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.

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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. 

February 9, 1-4 p.m.

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March 16, 1-4 p.m.

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March 30, 1-4 p.m.

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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. 

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Community stories

Watch and read stories from UCalgary students, faculty and staff.