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About Thrive

Thrive is a weeklong series of free events to build positive mental health on campus!

The Student Wellness Centre works with partners across the university to bring students a week of workshops, social events, giveaways and more, all dedicated to supporting your mental health! Thrive runs every Fall and Winer term on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Laurier Human Resources also coordinates Thrive activities for faculty and staff. 

Goals of Thrive

  • To improve mental health literacy: the understanding of how to obtain and maintain positive mental health with healthy habits and self-care skills
  • Foster a caring, supportive community
  • Promote the resources to help you Thrive as student
  • Encourage a proactive, preventative approach to your wellness 

Why Participate in Thrive?

Your mental health matters! Mental health IS health. You cannot excel if you are not well. Thriving might look differently for everyone. No matter where you are in your journey, whether you are thriving or surviving, we are here to support you and your wellness. We want to help you explore your path to mental wellbeing, so you can Thrive at Laurier! 

Thrive Fall 2022

Thrive Week returns October 24 - 28, 2022! - check out our full calendar of events below!

The History of Thrive

Thrive began at the University of British Columbia in 2009. Laurier adopted the program in 2017 and now runs Thrive every Fall and Winter term on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Thrive is overseen by Laurier's Mental Health Advisory Committee, and incorporates student input and feedback when planning the week.

Thrive Partners

Thrive events are brought to you by the following partners:

  • Student Wellness Centre
  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Student Success
  • The Sustainability Office
  • Residence
  • Human Resources
  • Career Development Centre
  • Centre for Student Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management
  • Your Students' Union
  • Accessible Learning Centre
  • The Dean of Students Office

If you are a campus partner interested in collaborating with Thrive Week, contact Sarina Wheeler on the Waterloo campus, and contact Claire Howarth on the Brantford campus.


Share your feedback about Thrive:

Once you've attended a Thrive event, use our Thrive Feedback Form - with prizes to be one for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve Thrive for 2023! You can submit a form for every Thrive event you attend; every submission is an entry to win a prize!

Share your feedback about Mental Health at Laurier:

Have feedback regarding other mental health programming throughout the year? Whether it is a new event or workshop you would like to see, or certain topics you would like to be covered, please let us know. Submit your ideas using our mental health suggestion box. 

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