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Time to Thrive

Events are being held around campus throughout Thrive Week to remind the Queen's community about the importance of self-care.

Thrive Week hot chocolate
On Monday, Oct. 30, Human Resources staff will once again be handing out hot chocolate and apples at the intersection of University Avenue and Union Street to help kick off Thrive Week (Oct. 30 to Nov. 3). (University Communications)

Stress is pretty much unavoidable but how you handle it can make all the difference.

To help guide the Queen’s community along a healthy path, Human Resources (HR) is offering a week of wellness to remind staff, faculty, and students about the importance of self-care.

Thrive Week logoThrive Week, which takes place Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, will feature a number of events that focus on building positive mental health among members of the Queen’s community. The organizers draw on a number of resources from both Queen’s and the Kingston community to offer programming.

Thrive Week is about reaching out to all of the members of the Queen’s community and getting them to think more about the skills and resources they require to ‘thrive’ throughout the year.  

Thrive focuses on offering a variety of key events each day that align with the Thrive pillars: nutrition, physical fitness, sleep, stress, and stigma. The goal of this initiative is to increase education and communication on the topic of positive mental health and what it means to the Queen’s Community.

Some events that will be featured include:

  • Kick-off Event– Free hot chocolate and apples
  • ‘Take a Paws’ with the Therapy Dogs of Canada
  • Haunted Walk of Kingston
  • Free Massages

Following the kick-off event (Oct. 30, 8-10 am), where free hot chocolate and apples will be handed out at the corner of University Avenue and Union Street, there is a wide range of events including, yoga, colouring workshops, healthy sleep habits and more.

Visit the Thrive website for a full list of events. You can also like Thrive Week on Facebook.