UBC is committed to building mentally healthy workplaces where all employees can thrive.
Since 2015, we have been an active participant of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Not Myself Today® (NMT) initiative. NMT is an evidence-informed mental health initiative created by the Canadian Mental Health Association that helps employers like UBC support mental health and wellbeing at work.
NMT has three main goals:
- build greater awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace
- reduce stigma
- foster a safe and supportive workplace culture
NMT includes access to an online platform that provides guidance, downloadable resources and support for UBC Ambassadors to take evidence-informed action. NMT is designed to keep things simple, with easy-to-use guides to facilitate action and activities including tips for embedding more mental health conversations in your workplace.
Attend an event
Are you a manager or leader interested in supporting the mental health of your teams? Are you an employee who is interested in contributing to workplace mental health? Attend these upcoming events to find out more about the Not Myself Today (NMT) initiative and learn about how it is being leveraged at UBC to strengthen workplace mental health.
Not Myself Information Session, September 27, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Attend this information session to learn more about becoming an ambassador for NMT. Learn more and register.
Not Myself Orientation Session, October 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Attend this orientation session to learn about how to get started as an ambassador for NMT or if you haven't signed up yet as an ambassador, attend to learn more about what NMT offers, what is involved as well as promising practices. Learn more and register.
Register for Not Myself Today
If you are interested in becoming a NMT ambassador for your workplace at UBC, start by completing the online registration form.
All registered NMT ambassadors will be able to access digital and printable materials and activities provided through notmyselftoday.ca (Login details will be provided to those who register.) Physical materials are provided at cost ($200-300 is typically enough to cover the key materials).
If you have questions or would like to order materials, please contact Crystal Hutchinson.
NMT and UBC Thrive
Every November, we come together as a UBC community to learn about, talk about, and explore ways to support our mental health through Thrive. NMT is a strategic way for UBC workplaces to engage with and contribute to Thrive.
Before you register (and to help with planning)
Key considerations include:
- How your team works, where they are distributed at UBC, and how you engage with them (e.g. in person, hybrid, remote)
- How NMT can be integrated into day-to-day activities such as regular team meetings, communication channels, and already existing efforts to support workplace mental health
- Identifying a champion, champions or committee to implement and or contribute to the initiative as capacity allow
- How workplace mental health is connected to identity, empathy and community