Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018 (All day)
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Wear purple Wednesday, Oct. 10 to join Royal Roads University in supporting the World Federation of Mental Health, the Amanda Todd Legacy and the Light Up Purple campaign on World Mental Health Day.

The university’s sign on Sooke Rd. will be lit with purple and Royal Roads will host activities throughout the day and into the next week.

You can participate on campus and online:

Building Resilience and Managing Stress Workshops

Online: Wednesday Oct. 10, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for students via Blackboard Collaborate.

On-campus: Wednesday Oct. 17, 12 to 1 p.m. for students and staff in the Hatley Castle drawing room. To learn more or register, visit the workshop calendar.

Light up Purple: Cards of Compassion

Wednesday Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LIC lounge and Sherman Jen hub

Stop by one of two stations to write a card of appreciation to someone in your life. Expressing gratitude has mental health benefits for both the giver and receiver. Royal Roads Student Services will provide cards, envelopes and stamps, and some purple treats.

Colouring Murals

Tuesday, Oct. 9 to Friday, Oct. 12 in the library lounge and Sherman Jen Building hub

Release stress and practice mindfulness at the colouring murals. This year’s mural theme is “Shapes of Purple.”

Meditation Group

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in Hatley Castle 121.

Join Linda Nelson for a 20-minute guided group meditation. Studies show meditation has extensive mental and physical health benefits. Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

Comedian Kevin Breel

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sherman Jen Building Room 113

Mental health writer, activist and comedian Kevin Breel will share stories and laughs with students, faculty and staff. Feel free to bring a lunch.