On Wednesday, Oct. 27 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. join us for a small group discussion on mental health supports and gaps available to students being led by Ashley Broadfoot, a Counsellor at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Pamela Fry, a Wellness Coordinator engaged in suicide prevention education, and Chris Adam, the TRU Dean of Students. This discussion is part of the TRU Students’ Union’s Breaking Bread seriesto connect small groups of students with community leaders to share perspectives, foster connections, and build community.
Mental health supports are increasingly important on university campuses, particularly in Fall 2021 as students return to in-person classes after 18 months away. In this discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn about the services offered at TRU, gaps that have already been identified, as well as share your own experience with mental health and services on your campus. This will be a unique opportunity for you to engage with a team of experts on this topic area at TRU from the highest level with Chris Adam, the Dean of Students, to Ashley Broadfoot, who is directly helping students through providing counselling services, to Pamela Fry, who does suicide prevention education on campus.
This discussion will cover a wide area of topics based on your interests. Topics may include:
What are the mental health resources at TRU that are working well?
What gaps exist for mental health services?
What new challenges are there with returning to campus in Fall 2021?
How does social stigma impact mental health?
And other questions based on interest!
If you are a student who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below! After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion!