This year's theme is Flourishing Together
The theme of Wellbeing Week centres on ‘flourishing’, both as individuals and as a community. To flourish, emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing are essential. We consider five key factors to promote flourishing: playing, learning, connecting, interacting, and helping.
In order to flourish, we also must address all aspects of wellbeing, which is taught in Indigenous teachings byway of the four directions: physical, mind, emotion and spirit. Ensuring that each of these are explored throughout Wellbeing Week allows for a more holistic approach to discussing and engaging with wellbeing topics.
Wellbeing Week Events
Events for everyone
Wellbeing Week Activities and Resources
- Black Youth Helpline, external link - More than a “Helpline” and serving all youth, our “Helpline” serves as the point of contact for calls to our professional services from youth, families, school districts and a variety of youth serving stakeholders.
- Good2Talk, external link - is a 24/7 line for post-secondary students where they can speak with a trained counsellor by phone at any time by dialing 1-866-925-5454.
- Hope For Wellness, external link - The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. If asked, counsellors can also work with you to find other wellness supports that are available near you. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French.
- Jack.org, external link - Canada’s only charity training that empowers young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. They have created a COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub on their website to support students and their peers through challenging times.
- KeepmeSAFE - Provides 24/7 mental health counselling service through telephone and mobile chat. This service can be provided in over 60 languages and TMU students outside Canada. Students can access the services by Downloading the My SSP app on their phone’s app store: Apple Store , external linkor Google Play, external link
- Naseeha Youth Helpline, external link - A confidential helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support. Call 1-866-627-3342 (7 days a week, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST) or text 1-866-627-3342 (Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST).
- Talk4Healing, external link - Is 24/7 peer support for Indigenous women. Individuals have the option of talk, text and chat service (available in 14 languages) for a safe space to connect.
- The 519, external link - Provides phone or email check-in for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
- Togetherall, external link - is a 24/7 online peer-to-peer support community for mental health.
- Trans Lifeline's Hotline, external link - A peer support phone service for trans and questioning people
- YouthLine, external link - Offers offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services to 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Individuals can get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
- Gerstein Crisis Centre, external link - A 24-hour community-based crisis service for adults 16+ in the City of Toronto who are currently in crisis. 416-929-5200
- Distress Centre of Toronto, external link - Provides telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and their most vulnerable. 416-408-4357
- Crisis Services Canada, external link - Provides 24/7 support to people in Canada. Call 1-800-456-4566 or text 45645