Workplace Conversations: Mental Health & Wellbeing

Let’s Talk About Mental Health & Wellbeing: Be Myself at Work

The WES 2014 results indicate that only about half of staff and faculty are comfortable raising issues in the workplace related to their mental health and wellbeing.

On the Vancouver campus, we encouraged faculty and staff to “Be Myself at Work” and engage in conversations about mental health and wellbeing through Thrive, UBC’s annual week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for staff, faculty and students.

Our “Be Myself at Work” activities involved:

  • Providing a workshop for UBC HR Network members, Thriving in Your Department: Creating “Be Myself at Work” Conversations.
  • Sharing UBC HR’s experiences and conversations as a participating department in Thrive 2015’s “Not Myself Today” campaign throughout Thrive week.
  • Offering a free, one-hour lunch & learn, “Thriving in the Workplace: The Importance of Mental Health to Overall Wellbeing and Academic and Professional Success”, presented by Emily Rugel, Ph.D candidate in the School of Population & Public Health.