March 5, 2021 Events, News, Recreation

About the Initiative

Looking after your wellbeing is more important than ever. Weaving Wellness is a new UNA initiative that aims to make mental health resources more accessible to the community. Weaving Wellness offers a variety of webinars, programs and resources whether you’re just starting to learn more about mental health, wanting improve your general wellbeing, or looking to find ways to cope with life’s challenges.

Webinar Series: Living with Change & Uncertainty

Living with Change and Uncertainty is a 3-session webinar series to learn practical tools that support managing emotions, fostering healthy relationships and coping with the unique stressors of these times. If you missed the webinars, you can now view them for free until July 25, 2021! This webinar series has been subsidized by the UNA through the Weaving Wellness initiative to provide free access to mental health resources. Facilitated by Crisis Centre BC. Ages 16+.

  • Session 1: Science for Supporting Wellbeing | View Session (Password: spring)
  • Session 2: Managing Emotions More Skillfully | View Session (Password: spring)
  • Session 3: The Negative Bias and Science of Gratitude | View Session (Password: spring)

Program: Strong at Heart

Emotional resilience is the ability to continue participating meaningfully in life and maintain a positive outlook even during difficult times. It is our inner capacity for well-being. Register to this program to expand your capacity to maintain and promote mental and emotional well-being during challenging times. Facilitated by Angela Low, specialist in emotional intelligence, positive psychology and child development.

This program has a single registration for four sessions that will take place on Wednesdays (6-7:15 p.m.) from June 2 – June 23, 2021.

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Workshop: Skillfully Responding to Destress

This Half-day (4 hour), interactive session will prepare participants to skillfully respond to and de-escalate emotional distress. Content includes understanding the stress response, active listening, applying a crisis intervention model, facilitating the development of a short-term coping plan for a person in crisis, boundary setting, and self-care. Facilitated by Crisis Centre BC. Ages 13-18.

Participants will receive a certificate for completing this workshop (good to put on a resume or an application)

Email if you have any trouble registering.

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Program: Trails and Tales 19+

Trails and Tales is designed to enrich the experience of walking and running in our local trails and promote safe and connected outdoor exercise. Join this six week virtual program to get educational tips on the science behind exercise, its benefits to mental health and share your observations and reflections with a community of practice. Matthew Noseworthy is a Master of Science student in the Neuroscience program in the Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Health Lab at UBC. Mondays (6-7:15 p.m.) from May 17 – June 21, 2021.

Instructor: Matthew Noseworthy

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Register for Weaving Wellness programs online at starting March 15, 2021 at 12 p.m.

UNA Account Login

Make sure your information and login information is up to date for a smooth check-out on March 15!

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