JIBC is dedicated to promoting positive mental health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff. It is important to recognize that mental health and wellness are everyone’s responsibility.

Public Health Agency of Canada (n.d., para 1) describes mental health as:

the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections, and personal dignity.

It is essential to take care of our mental health so that we are prepared to face daily challenges, learn and experience personal growth, and enjoy our lives. Mental health affects all of us. Therefore, it is vital to discuss mental health and wellness and dissolve the stigma.

Positive mental health and well-being is integral to student success, career fulfillment, and enjoyment of life. It is vital that students learn to cultivate a healthy mindset and habits that promote positive mental health and well-being while studying so that they can be empowered to take care of themselves and be prepared for their future careers. 

Since the nature of the first responder’s job is fast-paced and exposure to high-stress situations is routine, it is crucial that students learn to develop resilience to stress and establish a personalized self-care routine so they are ready to manage student life and prepare for their future careers with confidence. JIBC is dedicated to supporting students in establishing healthy mindsets and habits that empower them to be proactive about their mental health and wellness.

Being able to take care of one’s own mental health and well-being is important and begins with each of us. You are encouraged to empower yourself and prioritize your mental health and well-being.

student mental health and wellness workshops

Below are a series of workshops that were designed with JIBC students in mind. These wellness workshops focus on teaching students important skills, such as:

• learning how to identify stressors

• learning to change their responses to stress and anxious thoughts

• learning helpful coping strategies that they could use in their personalized self-care routines

• connecting students to resources that can assist them when the need arises.

Mental health affects us all and there are times when we could all use extra support. We encourage you to explore the supports that are available to you.

Mental Health Workshops

Learn how to overcome anxiety before it overwhelms you. Anxiety is a normal response to the stressors present in our lives, and everyone responds to these stressors differently. Understanding our personal responses to anxiety and developing a self-care routine containing coping strategies that are helpful to us is vital to avoid becoming overwhelmed by anxiety. This workshop will help you identify symptoms of anxiety, learn to change your response to anxiety, and learn coping strategies that you can add to your personal self-care routine. We all become overwhelmed by anxiety at times, and it is important to have a plan in place for when this happens so that we can recognize when we need help and access resources that are available to help us.

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You have the power to create a healthy student life that will set you up for future success. Life in postsecondary school can be stressful, but it is also a time of possibilities and exploration. You are encouraged to use this time to learn to cultivate a healthy mindset and habits that promote positive mental health and well-being now so you can be empowered to take care of yourself and be ready for your future career in public safety. This workshop will help you learn about how mental health affects student life, offer insight into everyday struggles that many students experience—such as perfectionism, procrastination, and exam stress—and teach helpful coping strategies that you can add to your personalized self-care routine so you are prepared to tackle student life and prepare for your future career with confidence.

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Are your anxious thoughts stressing you out? It is normal to have anxious thoughts. Yet if we become caught in patterns of anxious thoughts, that imbalance of thoughts can manifest in our lives as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. You are encouraged to learn to cultivate a healthy mindset and habits that support balanced thinking now so you can maintain a healthy self-esteem and well-being that will carry you through to your career in public safety. This workshop will teach you how mental health and self-esteem affect one another, offer insight on how to balance your thoughts, and suggest effective coping strategies—such as affirmations, gratitude, and mindfulness—that you can use to cultivate a healthy mindset. We can create a lot of positive change when we change how we think.

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Mental Health & Wellness Resources
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    Crisis Lines & Resources

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Compassionate, Inclusive, and Equitable Programming
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    Suicide Prevention & Awareness

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    Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

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Student Resources
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