As the school year heats up and stress levels rise, DMHS and the Durham College/UOIT Campus Health Centre are teaming up to raise student awareness of mental health issues and supports. The 4th Annual Mind Your Body Day ensures students know that help for mental health concerns is available and accessible, both on-campus and off.
In order to reach students at both Durham College campuses, this year’s Mind Your Body Day is split over two days:
- Wednesday, October 9 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in SW Hall at DC/ UOIT’s North Oshawa Campus (2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa) ; and,
- Thursday, October 10 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in SA Hall (Main Building) at Whitby Campus (1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby)
The events will feature booth displays by the two host organizations plus Aspiria, Oshawa Psychological Health Services, Pregnancy Help Durham, Distress Centre Durham, PFLAG Durham, UOIT Aboriginal Centre, and Durham Rape Crisis Centre.
Heather Bickle, Outreach Worker with DC/UOIT Campus Health Centre, organized the event. “It is key to student’s overall wellness while attending post-secondary education to understand the resources that will help build resiliency, foster growth and build healthy pathways from school to community,” Heather says. “Mental health is not just about your mood; our mental health, physical health and spiritual health is all connected. The aim of Mind Your Body Day is to help students make the connection from how they are feeling mentally and physically, and then know the resources that can help bring balance to our overall wellbeing.”