Attend a Thrive event

Although Thrive week has passed, we can all find ways to Thrive 365 days this year! Find inspiration from the UBC community by checking out all the photos that were shared on Instagram during the #Thrive365 Photo Challenge

Thank you for making Thrive 2016 a huge success!

From October 31 to November 4, 2016, UBC celebrated building positive mental health with an engaging and diverse series of events, activities, and experiences. There were over 100 activities at both UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

We could not have accomplished this without our fantastic campus partners and volunteers. We hope that you will find opportunities to build positive mental health and Thrive all year long!

For other mental health events and activities, check out:

Event and Activity ideas

During past years, Thrive has hosted a wide variety of events and activities to help build positive mental health for all. Watch for some of these during the next Thrive week or try them throughout the year:

A station or booth set-up for passersby to indulge in making a craft (e.g. cards, stress balls, goal setting bracelets, Thrive pledge buttons, trail-mix, or parfaits). To try crafting any day this year, check out the UBC Beads and Crafts Club.

A club comprised of people who are dedicated to working out regularly as a group. Exercising with others can be a great motivator to stay on track with an exercise regimen.

A group trip or tour to one of the many attractions around Vancouver, including the UBC Farm, Museum of Anthropology, or off-campus locations such as the Grouse Grind is a chance to stretch your legs, change up your day-to-day schedule, and get to know your group and community better.

A friendly competition modeled after the Iron Chef franchise. Invite others to compete using their most nutritious recipes. Share the results and recipes with the audience.

A documentary or movie screening can be paired with a discussion among friends. Be sure to check out the UBC Film Society Facebook page for movie events and screenings.

For UBC Vancouver, food can be collected for AMS Food Bank or Greater Vancouver Food Bank. For UBC Okanagan, food can be collected for UBCO Food Exchange or the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

A space on an office wall for people to place notes of gratitude and appreciation for others.