What’s on your back? Mental Health Awareness Summit

September 30, 2014  |   Found in Student Life

We know that we all have stresses in our lives; school, work, and extra-curriculars. And you need to do all that while you make time for your family and friends while keeping yourself healthy and making it all look easy.

In a recent survey almost 58% of University of Calgary students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety in the last 12 months. We know it’s hard to juggle everything life throws at you, we’ve been there! Meet Your Monkey is your opportunity to be a part of something bigger, something that can lead to real change. Meet Your Monkey is the first totally student led conference at the University of Calgary that will shine a spotlight on mental health on our campus, in our city and around our province.

We’re bringing together students to share their perspectives on common student stressors and concerns like academia and social life, seeking help, helping friends and addiction. We hope to talk about what’s working, what isn’t and come up with real solutions. This won’t be all work; we’re going to have a ton of fun throughout the weekend. Meet Your Monkey is happening Oct. 17 – 18, 2014 and is open to all U of C students.

Registration is open now and space is limited. All the information is here: https://www.ucalgary.ca/wellnesscentre/studentsummit We encourage all students (yes you!) to participate regardless of your background, knowledge, or area of study. With Meet Your Monkey we hope to provide a unique vehicle for raising awareness and reducing the stigma that remains around mental health. Your opinion matters, so make sure it’s heard before we bring our ideas to the people who make decisions! If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about Meet Your Monkey or anything going on, feel free to text me (403) 619-4143.

Jonah Ardiel SU
VP Student Life