by Mario De Negri, Rebels Rec Services Fitness Coordinator
Here is an interesting video I came across which speaks to me as I believe movement is medicine and should be taken daily. I think about movement as a pill and ask myself if I took it today or not. I often get caught up in the time it takes to move and why I can’t just swallow it and be done with it.
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Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. Many people who work and learn at RRC have experienced or will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Show your support for an inclusive campus community by attending one or more of or MIAW events.
Art Show by Artbeat Studio
Artbeat Studio is a mental health consumer initiated, peer-directed, recovery oriented program providing studio space, mentorship and more to artists living with mental illness. Come view artwork and chat with an artist about the power of art and community to promote healing.
NDC: Tuesday, Oct 3rd noon-2:00 pm, Library Hallway
EDC: Thursday, Oct 5th noon- 2:00 pm, Atrium
Coping with Anxiety as a Student: A Lived Experience
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba is a peer-led organization whose staff have personally experienced and overcome the disabling effects of anxiety. Attend this talk where the presenter will share knowledge about Anxiety Disorders as well as strategies to cope in an academic and workplace setting.
NDC: Wednesday, Oct 4th, noon-1:00 pm, Orange lecture theatre, livestreaming available
EDC: Wednesday, Oct 4th, noon-1:00 pm, P107
All About Schizophrenia
One percent of the population live with Schizophrenia so chances are you’ll work with, learn with, or teach someone who has this diagnosis. Attend this talk, by the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, to increase your knowledge about Schizophrenia and Psychosis, while having your questions answered by the experts.
NDC: Thursday, October 5th, 11:00-noon, White lecture theatre, livestreaming available
Faces of Mental Illness Campaign
The Faces of Mental Illness is a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Posters featuring the Faces will be all over campus in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.
If you’d like a poster to put up in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The end of term can be a very stressful period, with students experiencing added pressure to complete projects and perform well on exams. In order to help students cope with this stress, we’re welcoming the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program to campus. Students will be encouraged to sit with, feel, touch and pet a trained dog, enjoying the relaxing effect this can have on their mind, body, and emotions.
According to St. John Ambulance, the nation-wide program boasts 3,354 volunteer teams who assisted more than 120,000 clients throughout 2015. Therapy dog teams visit hospitals, retirement residences, care facilities, schools and universities.
Therapy dogs have been on campus in the past, and many students have genuinely enjoyed the visits.
Please join us at the following times/locations:
Monday, April 24 in the Cave Lounge at NDC, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, April 25 in the Atrium of Roblin Centre, 11:30am-1:00pm
For more information, please contact Breanna Sawatzky at 204-632-2061 or email@example.com
Michael Landsberg, TSN sports journalist and a face of Bell Let’s Talk Day, is bringing his #SICKNOTWEAK talk to Red River College. Come listen to his talk, ask questions and take part in a meet & greet! Help us break down the stigma related to Mental Health Problems – presented by Healthy Minds, Healthy College.
Date : Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: North Gym, Notre Dame Campus – Livestreaming will be available at all other campuses
This event is for ALL staff, faculty and students. Come early for a FREE pizza & pop lunch!
Check out this video from Michael promoting his visit to RRC >> https://twitter.com/RRC_News/status/841358389586341893
The Body Project, our student-run body image improvement program, is running at NDC on March 6th and 13th.
All female and non-binary students are welcome to register and attend.
You can read more about the upcoming program and learn how to register here.