Thrive Week, Jan. 25 to 30, aims to increase mental health literacy, build healthy habits and self-care skills, and help foster a community of wellness at Lakehead University. We are excited to move this program virtually in 2021 and learn how to thrive from home. All events are free and open to all Lakehead students, faculty and staff unless otherwise noted.
This year’s Thrive Week will kick off with the launch of Lakehead’s Wellness Strategy and some highlights include a Jack Talk, a cooking demonstration with Chef Jen Sauve and Student Life Coordinator Jenny Veal, and an art and yoga workshop with Thunder Bay artist, Vik Wilen. We will be putting a spotlight on Lakehead’s wellness supports on our social media accounts throughout the week and running daily challenges on the @Lakeheadlife and @Lakeheadosa Instagram accounts. Students, staff and faculty will also have the opportunity to complete a Supporting Students in Distress workshop to learn how to notice, engage, and refer students who might be struggling with mental health. Campus Rec and LUSU will also be offering events in conjunction with Thrive.
Thursday, Jan. 28, is Bell Let’s Talk Day, all Thunderwolves are invited to join the conversation about mental health by taking and sharing a selfie with a mental health message in our virtual photo booth. We also encourage you to bring Thrive Week into the classroom and meetings with our Mindful Moment slides.
To get details and information about all of this year’s Thrive Week activities, visit www.lakeheadu.ca/thrive.