The SRC and Jack.org have organized different events to commemorate mental health week.
SRC’s online events
The SRC, with the collaboration of different mental health clubs, university partners, and societies, will hold three days of virtual activities.
The activities will start on January 25 and end on January 29. Due to Saint John moving to the red phase, all events will be online.
“With everything going on in the world we could all use some extra help with our mental health,” the SRC stated in an Instagram post.
On Monday, January 25, there will be a trivia night at 7 p.m. with the counselors Trish Pendleton and Catherine Paulin.
On Tuesday, January 26, there is a virtual yoga session at 6 p.m. and a “Youth Talking to Youth” mental health talk at 8 p.m.
For Thursday, January 28, the last day, the scheduled activities are a 10-minute mental vacation at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. a virtual Zumba.
More information and the links to the events will be posted here soon.
Additionally, there is a virtual photo booth by the campaign “Bell Let’s Talk” which can be accessed with the QR code below.
Jack.org’s event will consist of sharing stories from UNB students on their social media from January 25 to January 29.
Students interested in sharing their mental health experiences can choose to reveal their identity or remain anonymous.
“We want students to feel comfortable and supported all while feeling empowered, which is why we’ve given an anonymous option for sharing,” mentioned the Jack.org UNB SJ team.
The only requirement to share a story with Jack.org UNB SJ is to fill this form. There is not a specific guideline of what students can share.
“All we really want is for students to have a space to share their stories and experiences of mental health resilience whether it be a story that’s over, still being written, or if it was just a chapter . . . It’s very possible that someone else has a story like yours”.