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Bell Let’s Talk Day virtual mental health panel
January 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UBC Okanagan’s Centre for Obesity and Well-being Research Excellence (CORE) and the department of psychology has partnered with the Mind of Mine Foundation to host a community-focused virtual mental health panel. The event takes place on the eve of Bell Let’s Talk Day—a mental health awareness initiative launched by the company to reduce the stigma around mental illness.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 38 per cent of Canadians say their mental health has declined due to COVID-19—indicating that now, more than ever, people need to feel empowered and comfortable asking for help.
Lutes, alongside her UBC and community colleagues, have joined the conversation by organizing a panel event to provide a safe space for community members to learn about mental health, and this year, ask anonymous questions to clinical psychologists from the comfort of their homes.
The 90-minute virtual session will cover a number of topics including COVID-19, social media, substance misuse and prioritizing self-care. Advice will also be given on how to become more comfortable with mental health dialogue.
Those interested in attending the event are invited to register and submit their questions anonymously online.