Wellness Initiatives

COVID-19

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Last updated: Mar 29, 2020 (3 pm) 

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Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these resources, including students, residents, and the CFMS! They have a crowd-sourced Wellness Resources document, which has been incorporated into this page (for the most part), from schools across Canada. 

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Student Initiatives:​

  • Wellness Series - daily wellness sessions online via Zoom , run by your fellow UBC students! Activities include yoga, meditation, sing-alongs, drawing tutorials,  juggling, and more! Sessions are usually at 7 pm, but may change on certain days​

  • UBC Med Golf Club will be funding students to go to the driving range and golf course (while maintaining 6ft distance from others) while in-person sessions are cancelled

  • Online publication of student creative works - looking for submissions until May 9, 2020!

    • As the Arts in Medicine annual art show has been canceled, Arts in Medicine and West Coast Writers will be making an online publication of student creative works! Including writing, artwork, photography, music, videos, etc. Pieces can reflect your experiences in medicine but do not necessarily need to do so.  We invite you to share your struggles, joys, perplexities, and everything in between. We'll likely try to print it as well after the COVID-19 crisis passes. Please email your submission or any questions to artinmed@gmail.com.

  • Kaleidoscope Professional Undergraduate and Graduates Mental Health Peer Support Group

  • Perspectives in Medicine - a Canada-wide campaign where medical trainees and professionals can share the personal challenges they’ve faced, run by OMSA and CFMS. Stories submitted by Feb 29, will be used in the March 2020 Campaign. Stories submitted on March 1st and afterwards will be shared in the new "Perspectives in Medicine" journal launching September 2020.

  • Making Connections - Brain and Behaviour Art Contest

    • Here's your chance to get Corpus Call-AWESOME! This competition is an opportunity to use your knowledge, creativity, and imagination to create a visual arts project inspired by aspects of Brain and Behaviour. This year's submission deadline is April 20, 2020 at midnight. We will accept up to 2 submissions per person. Please include the title of your piece and a 150 word write up for each piece if it helps with the understanding of the piece. Get creative! 1st Prize is an Apple Watch and two runners up will also receive VISA Gift Card ($100 in value). Thank you to our sponsor Doctors of BC! The winner’s original submission will also be displayed permanently on the Diamond Centre’s Neurology floor. Please email your submissions and any questions to ubcsign@gmail.com.

External Initiatives:

  • Mindfulness & Meditation 

    • Headspace is offering 3 free months to all Canadian healthcare providers (including medical students). To request access, send an email to "health@headspace.com" with proof of your position (ie. CPSID, Proof of Enrollment, ID, etc).

    • Ten Percent Happier is offering health care providers access to the paid content in their app. Email care@tenpercent.com for more information and to request access. They also have live daily weekday guided meditation at 12 PM PST​

    • Compassion Institute and UC San Diego (the Center For Mindfulness, the Sanford Institute) are offering daily live streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions 

    • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

    • Calm App - offering mindfulness and meditation programs, sleep stories, breathing exercises, and soothing nature sounds

    • Insight Timer - 30,000+ free guided meditations and talks

    • Healthy Minds App - trains your mind via guidance through four pillars

    • Sue Hutton Mindfulness - live mindfulness sessions Fridays 4-5 pm PST  via zoom (https://zoom.us/j/479611982)

 
 
 
 
 

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