Welcome Week 2015, Mental Health & Wellbeing Priority
A series of events during Welcome Week were designed to highlight the importance of taking care of one’s mental health and wellbeing.
Shane Koyczan, internationally renowned slam poet, with HYP (Hamilton Youth Poets) shared inspiring words about mental health and ways to support yourself and each other while students at McMaster.
Over 600 students attended this event which included information booths highlighting the various resources and services available to students.Read more about Welcome Week 2015
As a new McMaster student, this is a time of transition and change, as you meet new friends, adapt to the demands of your academic program, and learn strategies to balance being a university student with all of the other demands in your life.Read more about Sharing ways to wellness
Campus life provides access to many exciting learning opportunities and engaging experiences.
MacCreates: Film Contest
Directed By: Sosnowski, Zofia
Directed By: Kung, Craig
What’s the Hippo on Campus?
Directed By: Hanna H, Nikita A, Whitney H and Emily BRead more about MacCreates: Film Contest
February 25, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. | MUSC Atrium
MacTalks: Speeches and Website Launch
Join the Strategy’s co-leads, Dr. Catharine Munn and Allison Drew-Hassling, and special guest speakers to hear highlights from the Strategy. Be among the first to preview the newly developed Student Mental Health website.
February 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | MUSC Atrium
MacTalks: Mental Health and Wellness Resource Fair
Clubs, services and campus resources that support student mental health are invited to participate in the Resource Fair.
February 23 – 27
#MacTalks: MSU’s Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Week
In order to ensure that the McMaster community maintains the support systems needed for these conversations to happen, the McMaster Students Union (MSU) is running #MacTalks, a Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Week.
February 25, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | MUSC Atrium
MacWatches: Art with Impact
Movies for Mental Health
Dinner, short films and open dialogue.Read more about MacWatches: Art with Impact
MacTalks: Public Lecture
McMaster Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy: Findings and Recommendations
Join co-leads, Dr. Catharine Munn and Allison Drew-Hassling as they discuss the findings, recommendations and campus priorities for the McMaster Student Mental Health & Well-Being Strategy.
Ministry of Training Colleges &
University’s Mental Health Innovation Fund
Arrive & Thrive
McMaster University, through funding provided by the Ministry of Training Colleges & University’s Mental Health Innovation Fund, will work with on/off campus partners to develop and implement a program to help students improve positive coping skills that support the transition of students from high school to post-secondary education. The program is made up of three parts:
- a website that encourages students to evaluate their own behaviours
- counselling services for students
- providing students with a link to campus and community counselling options.