Wellness workshops

Book a wellness workshop for UBC students.

What Wellness Workshops can help with

Adding health and wellness information to your events and programming can be fun, valuable and can help to support your community.

Booking a wellness workshop

You can book a workshop for UBC undergraduate or graduate students.

To book a workshop, submit your request online with a minimum of 3 weeks notice. Workshops are subject to staff availability and dates and times available can vary.

Currently, sessions are only being offered online through Zoom or Collaborate Ultra.

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Other workshops

To add a movement break in classes, conferences or meetings, check out UBC Recreation’s Move U Crew.

Graduate students: You can also find workshops for graduate students, provided by Graduate Pathways to Success. For specific wellness-themed graduate workshops, please email levonne.abshire@ubc.ca.

Staff and faculty: You can book workshops that can build knowledge and skills that can increase your ability to support student wellbeing. See Professional Development workshops.

Booking a Ways to Wellness moment

Invite a trained Peer Health Educator to facilitate Ways to Wellness moments at your next meeting, class or club gathering. Peers can facilitate the following sessions: 

10 minutes sessions include:

  • Get a good night’s sleep’
  • Get Grounded
  • Set up your station
  • Healthy & happy eating

20 – 30 minutes sessions include:

  • Social Connection
  • Helping Others
  • Managing Stress 

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Workshop details

UBC wellness resources

UBC has many resources to help support the health and wellness of students. Find out what is available and how you can access these resources.

By the end of this session:

  • You will understand and be able to name the UBC resources available to you that can support your wellbeing
  • You will be able to identify how to access a resource to help yourself or a peer

Time: 10-30 minutes

Intended audience: All students

Presented by: Health Promotion Specialists


How to Help A Friend: Having a supportive conversation

Friends are often the first people you turn to when you have a problem or are worried about something and our friends are usually the first people who notice when something is off or out of the ordinary in our lives. This virtual workshop is here to help you with skills and strategies to help notice when a friend might need help and how you can have a supportive conversation.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Complete the How to Help a Friend learning module on the Wellness Centre: Online
  • Review the steps to having a supportive conversation with a friend
  • Practice skills that can be used in a helping situation  

This workshop requires a mandatory completion of an asynchronous Canvas learning module, before a synchronous facilitated workshop.

Time:

  • Asynchronous Canvas module: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Synchronous session: 30 – 60 minutes

Intended audience: All students

Presented by: Health Promotion Specialists