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Finding new and creative ways to build community wellness

February 8, 2023 — 
Application period for Wellness and Mental Health Grants closes Feb. 27

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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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Explore Canada’s New Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

February 6, 2023 — 
For the first time since 2011, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has updated Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines. As we know, consuming alcohol comes with health risks and can affect our functioning and overall well-being. What we may not know, is what amount of alcohol starts to increase our risk. If you choose to drink, it can be helpful to be aware of strategies you can use to lower your risk.



This year, ditch the pressure of perfection and join the Real Me Resolutions campaign

January 9, 2023 — 
It’s that time again—the start of a new year and with it, a flood of advertisements and messaging around “health” in the form of the familiar January refrain that we aren’t enough.

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Make the most of your holiday break

December 8, 2022 — 
The holiday break can be a wonderful time to relax but it can also be a recipe for stress. Get what you need most this holiday season by keeping these stress-busting tips in mind.

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This Fall Term break build healthy habits to help support mental health and well-being

November 4, 2022 — 
As you head into a well-deserved Fall Term break, be reminded of the many resources, programs, services and supports that are available to support your mental health, well-being and your academic success.

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Apply to be a peer supporter with UM’s Safer Social Event Team

July 7, 2022 — 
The Sexual Violence Resource Centre and the Health and Wellness Office are looking for motivated and engaged students to join our Safer Social Event Team (SSET)!  As a member of the SSET team, you will attend different social events on campus to ensure attendees feel safe and supported.

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Apply to be a volunteer peer educator with Healthy U

March 7, 2022 — 
The Health and Wellness Office and the Student Counselling Centre (SCC) are looking for motivated and engaging students to be volunteer peer educators with Healthy U. Applications are due by March 31, at 11:59pm CST.

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Give yourself a break this Reading Week

February 14, 2022 — 
Use your well-deserved break to focus on ways to practice self-care, have fun and get what you need out of Reading Week

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Harm reduction workshops help you take control of your health, judgment free

January 24, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba’s Health and Wellness Office is offering three free harm reduction workshops in February, starting with a session on responding to opioid overdoses on Feb. 1

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