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Prioritizing mental health and wellness

April 25, 2024 — 
UM is commencing a process to develop a new Mental Health and Well-being strategy for the whole university. This step will build upon previous mental health and wellness initiatives to design a robust and comprehensive strategy that reflects present-day opportunities and challenges.

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New EFAP offers diverse mental health resources for UM employees

April 16, 2024 — 
Starting May 1, the University of Manitoba is switching from Telus Health to Kii by CloudMD for their Employee and Family Assistance Program. EFAP is a program available to all UM employees and provides free access to mental health and wellness services.

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My Steinbach: Province expands funding for youth mental health with over $800,000 investment in community initiatives

February 13, 2024 — 
Province expands funding for youth mental health with over $800,000 investment in community initiatives

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Find connection and calm: 12 UM support groups and workshops to try this term

January 15, 2024 — 
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health and wellness. UM offers a variety of groups and workshops for students to explore. Discover a safe place where you can meet others who you can relate to, share your experiences, get valuable feedback and develop new coping skills.

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Unlocking success: 15 ways UM supports mental health

October 10, 2023 — 
Maclean’s magazine ranked UM second in mental health services among Canadian medical-doctoral universities in 2022. Here are 15 reasons why.

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Take time for a mid-winter wellness check-in

February 6, 2023 — 
The responsibilities that come with being a student on top of each individual’s circumstances can take a toll. While it’s easy to get caught up in busy schedules and numerous commitments, your physical and mental wellness matter above all else. It’s important to check in with yourself and listen to what your body needs.

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Feeling stressed? Student supports are available to help

January 23, 2023 — 
Whether you are looking to add some tools to your self-care toolkit or need immediate help, we want you to know that there is support for you, right at this moment, regardless of your level of need

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Student Support releases Distress Guide for Faculty and Staff

February 23, 2022 — 
Student Support has created a new Distress Guide for faculty and staff that provides guidance on how to respond to student requests for support and how to reach out to students who appear to be in distress.


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UM receives $25,000 Bell Let’s Talk Kickoff Grant

May 27, 2021 — 
The Kickoff Grant will specifically contribute towards the further development of the Implementation Toolkit, a guide to mobilizing the new university mental health strategy, Success Through Wellness 2.0


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A message from President Michael Benarroch on mental health

January 26, 2021 — 
We have all been dealing with mental burdens beyond the norm. So, let’s talk.

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