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Mental Health Week helps kick off employee wellness programming

Kicking off this month, Employee Wellness Services offered a variety of initiatives and programs in support and celebration of Mental Health Week. Led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, the week reminds us to focus on our own personal mental health while also raising awareness about the supports in place. 

In total, more than 10 initiatives and programs were offered from May 2-6, with over 70 participants including staff and faculty. Some of the more well-attended events included the Learning to Recharge Seminar, the Gardening Workshop, and the Craft and Colour Coffee Break. The Digital Wall of Gratitude was also a success with over 92 liked posts and will continue to be available online.

If you participated in any of the Mental Health Week events, Employee Wellness Services wants to hear from you. All participants are invited to submit their feedback to employee.wellness@queensu.ca. The feedback will be reviewed and will help shape future wellness events and opportunities.

This is the first of many initiatives and programs to come from Employee Wellness Services. In the months ahead, the unit will be launching additional initiatives including a wellness garden on campus and a certificate program focusing on managing and mitigating burnout at work. Employees are also encouraged to review the Human Resources Intranet for the latest information and updates.