Mental health

UBC recognizes the key role that mental health plays in the workplace. Mental health impacts everyone at UBC, not just those with a mental illness.

Our training and educational programs aim to support the UBC staff and faculty community with tools and resources to improve mental health, resiliency and coping skills. We encourage you to learn more about the various events and activities that take place throughout the year and invite you to join us as champions of mental health and wellbeing at UBC.

Mental Health Programs and Resources

Tools and resources for faculty and staff

It is important to consider ways to support your mental health and resilience. The featured resources and links are updated regularly.

Not Myself Today –workplace mental health initiative

NMT is an evidence-informed, practical solution to help employers like UBC transform mental health at work.

Training programs and on-demand workshops

UBC offers a range of programs and services in support of mental health – from mindfulness and self-care to training on how to help co-workers struggling with depression.

Mindfulness programs and meditation groups at UBC

The UBC community offers a number of opportunities to learn mindfulness and practice meditation.

Helping faculty and staff in distress

In your role, you may be the first person to see signs that a colleague is in distress.  Use the Orange Folder guide to learn commons signs of distress, and the steps you can take to offer assistance.

Self-paced learning opportunities

Sign up for self-guided or facilitated programs that cover a range topics like positive coping strategies, self-care and workplace wellbeing.

The ability of our students, faculty and staff to live, learn, work and support one another in a complex and challenging world is dependent on the mental health and resilience of our community members.

At UBC, we must take action at all levels of the institution to enhance mental health and resilience for all. This includes increasing mental health literacy and continuing to focus on decreasing mental health stigma, while equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive.

Questions? 

UBC Vancouver: Please contact Miranda Massie, Workplace Wellbeing Practices & Learning Consultant, at miranda.massie@ubc.ca.

UBC Okanagan: Please contact Amanda Swoboda, Wellbeing Specialist, at amanda.swoboda@ubc.ca

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Disclaimer

The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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