Mental Health Awareness

Graphic of person feeling the long wait times for mental health services

Students detail long wait times for mental health services

“So having this feeling of ‘I’m doing the right thing to obtain counselling,’ but when those services are difficult or even unattainable it feels like a huge failure.”

Naked bungee jumpers fundraise for mental health

Participants in the fundraiser climbed a steep metal staircase wearing, if anything, a towel. They then walked along thick wooden planks to a waiting area where they derobed and a…

“You are not alone”: A UVic athlete’s journey with mental health in wake of a sexual assault

A UVic Athlete, Paige Thomson, was sexually assaulted at Sticky Wicket in August 2017. Since then, she has displayed resilience and bravery despite mental health challenges. By sharing her story,…

Naked and brave: 160 naked bodies to bungy jump for mental health

Why people are ditching their pants and jumping off a bridge in support of mental health — and it’s not too late for you to join them For many people,…

Running for a cause

UVic student Jordan Moore is running 150 laps around Ring Road this month in support of ‘Movember’ Movember is here again (and almost over!), which means you’ve likely noticed an…

UVSS unveils Friendship Bench

In the midst of the grey and dreary Victoria ‘winter’ weather, Mother Nature prevailed by shining down on the UVic campus on the same day another bright addition to the…

Hollow silver

My underlying guilt of running in Nationals A few days after I ran the best race of my life, I placed my head against the steering wheel of my car.…