Host an event

Thrive week events provides ways to explore your path to mental health.

By hosting an activity or event, you can play a role in supporting mental health literacy. Event partners are invited to create an event that relates to one or more of the Thrive 5 areas, proven to boost mental health. The Thrive 5 are: moving regularly, sleeping soundly, eating to feel nourished, helping others, and connecting socially.

To help you imagine, plan and host your event, please see the toolkit below.


Plan your Thrive event

As you start planning your Thrive event, here are some questions to consider:

  1. Who is the target audience?
  2. Which of the Thrive 5 ways to boost your wellbeing will the event focus on? (Not sure how your idea fits into the Thrive 5? We can help! See our contact info).
  3. What type of event will you host? See Thrive event ideas
  4. What resources are needed and who can help?

You can use this checklist to help you plan a successful Thrive event:


Need more support? Contact the Thrive planning committee

The Thrive planning committee wants to help make your event a success. We can support your event or initiative by:

  • Providing activity ideas and planning resources
  • Working with you to build the theme of mental health literacy into your event
  • Promoting your event to the campus in the weeks leading up to Thrive, and sharing poster templates and communications tools for you to use to support your own event promotion

Email us at healthyminds@students.ubc.ca (UBC Vancouver) or thrive.okanagan@ubc.ca (UBC Okanagan) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.


Thrive event ideas to get you started


  • Join an exercise class by yourself or with friends
  • Go for walking meetings
  • Schedule a team movement break
  • For more ideas, visit wellbeing.ubc.ca

  • Plan potluck or share a meal
  • Organize a food drive
  • Host a cooking class or nutrition workshop
  • For more ideas, visit wellbeing.ubc.ca

If your Thrive idea doesn’t fit within the Thrive 5 themes, please contact us with your idea at healthyminds@students.ubc.ca (UBC Vancouver) or thrive.okanagan@ubc.ca (UBC Okanagan).