Fresh Start 2019

Mental Health Workshops
For Grades 8 - 12
Thompson Community Centre Banquet Hall
April 17 & 24
Free | Registration Required
SD38 Students Only

Event Full

Registration Closed April 10

We believe that a student’s mental health is vital to having a good education. Through Fresh Start, we aim to generate further awareness on mental health and equip students with the tools to maintain a positive mental wellbeing. With UBC alumni and several community partners, Fresh Start will provide you with the many resources already around you to support your mental health.

Day One

Positive Mental Health
Wednesday, April 17

Speaker:

Jack Talks

Trained and certified youth speakers use the power of personal stories and mental health education to inspire, engage, educate, and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers.

Tina Kia is a third-year student at the University of British Columbia, studying Immunology and Physiology. Tina has been continuously learning about mental health since entering university and is dedicated to reducing stigma and starting conversations regarding mental health among her peers.

Sarina Arefzadeh recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Sarina is passionate about sharing her own experiences with mental health to start the open and honest conversations that are so crucial to breaking the silence and ending stigma.

Workshop:

Jack.Org



Beyond Bubble Baths: Self & Community Care, Boundaries, and Resilience for Mental Health Advocates

As mental health advocates, it’s important that we develop self-care skills as a means of managing our own mental health; however, self-care is often misunderstood or misrepresented in mainstream culture. Together we will deconstruct and rebuild the concept of self-care, discuss effective strategies for building boundaries, and explore the importance of creating supportive communities for mental health advocacy.

Day Two

Anxiety and Stress
Wednesday, April 24

Speaker:

Jack Talks

Trained and certified youth speakers use the power of personal stories and mental health education to inspire, engage, educate, and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers.

Tina Kia is a third-year student at the University of British Columbia, studying Immunology and Physiology. Tina has been continuously learning about mental health since entering university and is dedicated to reducing stigma and starting conversations regarding mental health among her peers.

Sarina Arefzadeh recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Sarina is passionate about sharing her own experiences with mental health to start the open and honest conversations that are so crucial to breaking the silence and ending stigma.

Workshop:

CrisisCentreBC

CrisisCentreBC is a non-profit organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. The crisis centre is operated by 425+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options.

In their workshop, you'll learn tools for managing stress, as well as the science of stress response. CrisisCentreBC will introduce mindful breathing techniques and different tools to help mindfulness and regulation.




Alumni Panel

Patrisse C.



Patrisse is a 3rd year student pursuing her Bachelor of International Economics and Master of Management Dual Degree at the University of British Columbia. She currently also works with local businesses and restaurants as their development strategist to help them restructure their business model to not only integrate efficient technologies and stay current with social media strategies.

Rachel J.



Rachel is a 1st year Doctor of Pharmacy student at UBC. As a student in the healthcare field, she understands the detrimental impacts of stress down to the neurotransmitters involved. In her community, Rachel volunteers as a Medical First Responder with St John Ambulance, Delta Hospital ER volunteer, and UBC Orientation Leader; she strives to combine her passion for community engagement with her healthcare knowledge to promote positive mental health resources for all.

Serena Y.



Serena is a Science student at UBC who had just completed her first-year and graduated from MacNeill Secondary. She enjoys giving back to her community, exploring new activities, and has a wide range of passions. She believes that staying optimistic and focussing all the negative energy into doing something productive is a great way of not letting trivial things keep you down. Being a person who had her fair share of anxiety and stress, she is down to speak to anyone who’d like some wholesome advice!

 

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