Weekly Newsletter 10.28.18

NGSA Notes

FRESQue accepts NGSA‘s theme for 2019 summit

At the recent annual general meeting of FRESQue (the Forum de la relève étudiante pour la santé au Québec), the NGSA’s proposed theme was chosen for FRESque’s spring 2019 summit! The theme will be: L’impact des environnements soignants sur les professionnels de la santé et la qualité des soins, or the impact of healthy healthcare environments on health professionals and the quality of care.
Find out more about FRESQue here


New mindfulness group for students in need

This fall, Mindful & Compassionate McGill is launching a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group for students who experience depression and/or anxiety. MBCT is proven to be an effective therapy to help people better manage their emotions and negative thinking patterns. It also provides an opportunity to learn about and practice mindfulness in a safe environment. Students will be placed in the group after a brief screening interview.

A 2-hour session will be held once a week over 5 consecutive weeks starting November 7th.
Contact mindfulcompassionate.mcgill@gmail.com to sign up for an interview!

Free running workshops for beginners

McRUN, a student-led running group at McGill, is offering free intro to running workshops for everyone, no experience required. The workshops will feature short, leisurely jogs to nearby parks and will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a group stretching cool-down session.
Workshops take place weekly on Mondays at 18:00
In front of the Currie Gym on Pine Ave
Find out more at the Facebook event

To view all upcoming NGSA events, view our calendar here.

Volunteer Opportunities

WELL Office recruiting advisory council members

The Wellness Advisory Council is a new WELL Office initiative and is currently recruiting student representatives from Nursing, PT, OT, and Communication Sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This council is an inter-professional forum in which students meet and discuss wellness and healthy learning needs and initiatives. As an Advisory Council member, you will be responsible for bringing to the table the thoughts and needs expressed by your cohort. It will require a commitment of attending two annual meetings, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

If you are interested in this Council, please send a short statement with the reason of your interest to: thewelloffice@mcgill.ca by Wednesday, October 31st along with your answer to the following two questions:
What would you bring to an Interprofessional Healthy Learning Council?
Please tell us of an experience you had when you contributed to a Healthy Learning Environment?

Read more here

Resources for Students

Join a student writing session

Need to spice up your writing routine? Ready to try a new time management method with other motivated writers? Sign up for a Graphos writing session this fall and try a new writing routine with other motivated students!
Sign up here

This service is available for all ISoN students! The WELL Office offers academic support, wellness support including counselling, workshops, and support groups, and liaises with McGill University services on wellness-related issues.

Find the right person for your needs at the WELL office contact page.

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