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October 2019

Sep 10 to Nov 19 Take Action Tuesday Workshop: Relaxation Yoga

Yoga is commonly practiced in a focused, yet relaxed manner. There is emphasis on focused attention, reduced extraneous external stimulation, controlled breathing, and relaxation; thus, it has much in common with stress reduction practices eliciting the relaxation response. This is a 60 minute session, followed by 15 minutes of education.

Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19 | 4:45 – 6:00 PM | GWH Sunshine Room (225A) | Register.

*In partnership with Gary W. Harris Fitness & Wellness Services.

 

Oct 1 Take Action Tuesday Workshop: The Super Guide To Nutrition

Nutrition is a complex and confusing topic. With the abundance of information available, how do we know what we gather from social media and other outlets is hearsay and what is based in sound research? This workshop will review basic nutrition concepts and offer some simple easy ways to use nutritional strategies that we will help guide you down the right path to achieve your goals.

*Dinner provided.

5:00 – 7:00 PM | GWH Room 167 | Register.

*In partnership with GWH Fitness & Wellness Services.

 

Oct 1 First day to apply for Fall term 2020
Oct 1 Emergency Response Day Fall term 2019
Oct 2 Vaping, Tobacco & Stress Pop-Up

Individuals may rely on the use of substances to cope with stress. This pop-up will explore vaping and tobacco culture among individuals, as well as treatment and resources available on campus and in the community.

11 am – 1 pm | Donald School of Business, Learning Commons – Room 300A

Oct 3 The Inquiring Mind Training

TIM is an education-based program offered through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. It is designed to address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting. The workshop covers three main components: stigma reduction, resiliency skills, and the Mental Health Continuum Model. The Mental Health Continuum Model reconceptulaizes how one thinks and talks about mental health by categorizing signs and indicators of good to poor mental health. TIM also teaches strategies for creating a supportive campus and how to support others who may be experiencing poor mental health.

*Pizza Provided.

4:30 - 8:00 PM | R2404 | Register.

*Participants who complete The Inquiring Mind and Mental Health First Aid training are eligible to receive a notation on their official transcript.

 

Oct 3 Personal Cyber Security

In collaboration with RDC's IT Services, the Employee Wellness Working Group is excited to host two FREE Personal Cyber Security lunch & learns for RDC employees. Bring your lunch to eat while you soak up some useful tech help! 

In a period of rapidly escalating cyber security threats, what can you do to reduce your risk of being a victim? RDC Chief Information Officer Doug Doran will examine the typical ways that people's systems and cloud services are compromised and some techniques you can use to reduce your risk.

Should you wish to attend this event during your normal hours of work it is up to each employee to gain supervisor approval. 

To register, please click the time frame you wish to attend, complete the email template and send. Please note individuals must register themselves – you cannot register someone on their behalf.

wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Cyber%20Security%20(NOON), body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20for%20the%2012%3A00-1%3A00pm%20Personal%20Cyber%20Security%20session%20taking%20place%20on%20October%203..%0A%0AFirst%20%26%20Last%20Name%3A%0ARDC%20Email%3A%0ARDC%20Phone%3A%20) (Session #1: 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Cyber%20Security%20(1PM), body: Please%20sign%20me%20up%20for%20the%201%3A00pm-2%3A00pm%20Personal%20Cyber%20Security%20session%20taking%20place%20on%20October%203.%0A%0AFirst%20%26%20Last%20Name%3A%0ARDC%20Email%3A%0ARDC%20Phone%3A%20) (Session #2: 1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Oct 5 Alberta Health Services Community Helpers Program Training

Open to all RDC students, alumni, faculty and staff, the AHS Community Helpers Certificate Program provides practical skills that you can use in your day-to-day life. The goal is to build on your natural helping ability by providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support your peers’ mental health and well-being. The Program:

  • bridges “formal” and “informal” support for young people,
  • reduces stigma and labelling of mental health issues, 
  • focuses on prevention and early identification for individuals who may be at risk,
  • provides extensive training in handling crisis situations effectively and ethically,
  • reduces stigma by increasing campus and community awareness,
  • expands knowledge on mental health issues, and
  • improves interventions for those who may be at risk of suicide.

Lunch provided.

October 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

 

Oct 8 Communitea

One conversation can make all the difference in the life of a student — Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen. Students are provided with a safe place to share and vent with one another over a cup of tea. Peer support is a great way to relieve stress and build relationships. All students are welcome. 

11 am - 1 pm | Room 1205

Brought to RDC by the Alberta Health Services Community Helpers Program, in partnership with Campus Connections and the Students' Association.

Oct 8 Addiction Lunch & Learn: Harm Reduction

Please join the Counselling and Career Center for their Addiction Lunch & Learn series! 

This week's theme is Harm Reduction. 

Harm Reduction is the prevention of harm and reduction of substance use. This can help reduce the adverse health, economical and social consequences of legal and illegal substance use. In this workshop you will learn about the different harm reduction services, harm reduction principles, and ways to spot and prevent an overdose. Naloxone training and kits will be available and provided by Wendi Lautenbach (Occupational Health Nurse, Health,Safety & Wellness) and Krystal Waldo (Addictions Counsellor, Counselling & Career Centre).

12 PM - 1:30pm | RM 1214

krystal [dot] waldo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Harm%20Reduction%20Lunch%20%26%20Learn%20RSVP, body: I%20would%20like%20to%20register%20for%20the%20Lunch%20%26%20Learn%20Workshop%20on%20October%208th.%0ARDC%20ID%20%23%3A) (Click here to register.)

Oct 8 Employer Spotlight

10 am – 3 pm | Main Campus, The Bottling Forum

 

Oct 9 Wellness Wednesday Workshop: Addiction & Substance Use

Addiction is not limited to the misuse of substances. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the cycle of addiction, spectrum of use, and the effects of substances and behaviours. They will also explore the underlying emotional issues that may lead to dependence and become familiar with the resources available on campus and in the community.

*Pizza provided.

5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

 

Oct 9 Stimulants & Test Anxiety Pop-Up

Many students experience nervousness or apprehension before, during, or after an exam. This pop-up explores the negative consequences accompanied with the use of stimulants to cope, signs and symptoms of test anxiety, as well as learn strategies to better cope with the emotional distress and physical tension associated. 

11 am – 1 pm | Donald School of Business, Learning Commons – Room 300A

Oct 10 Chalk About Your Mental Health; World Mental Health Day

Let’s get chalkin’! Grab your favorite colour and share your message in support of mental health education. 

10 AM – 1 PM | Forum

 

Oct 14 Thanksgiving Day 2019. College closed.
Oct 15 Enhancing Cultural Competency

In collaboration with the Career & Counselling Centre, the Employee Wellness Working Group is excited to host two FREE Cultural Competency workshops for RDC employees.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding, and learn to display more awareness appreciation for the increasingly diverse community we live in. They will also learn to become allies and help to remove barriers for minority groups by promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Should you wish to attend this event during your normal hours of work it is up to each employee to gain supervisor approval. 

To register, please click the time frame you wish to attend, complete the email template and send. Please note individuals must register themselves – you cannot register someone on their behalf.

wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Enhancing%20Cultural%20Competency%20(11AM), body: Please%20register%20me%20in%20the%2011%3A00am-12%3A00pm%20session%20of%20Enhancing%20Cultural%20Competency.%0A%0AFirst%20%26%20Last%20Name%3A%0ARDC%20Email%3A%0ARDC%20Phone%3A) (Session #1: 11:00am - 12:00pm)
wellness [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Enhancing%20Cultural%20Competency%20(NOON), body: Please%20register%20me%20in%20the%2012%3A00pm-1%3A00pm%20session%20of%20Enhancing%20Cultural%20Competency.%0A%0AFirst%20%26%20Last%20Name%3A%0ARDC%20Email%3A%0ARDC%20Phone%3A) (Session #2: 12:00pm - 1:00pm) 

Oct 15 to Oct 18 Reading Break. No credit classes.
Oct 21 Alberta Global Talent Forum

Time TBA | Location TBA

Oct 21 Credit classes resume
Oct 22 Communitea

One conversation can make all the difference in the life of a student — Communitea provides opportunities for these conversations to happen. Students are provided with a safe place to share and vent with one another over a cup of tea. Peer support is a great way to relieve stress and build relationships. All students are welcome. 

11 am - 1 pm | Room 1205

Brought to RDC by the Alberta Health Services Community Helpers Program, in partnership with Campus Connections and the Students' Association.

Oct 23 Wellness Wednesday Workshop: Suicide Awareness

Participants will learn to identify the signs of suicide ideation and learn the basic needs of someone in crisis. They will also practice how to have helpful conversations with people thinking of suicide and learn how to ask questions about suicide, providing support, and linking to helpful resources.

*Pizza provided.

5:00 – 6:30 PM | R2302 | Register.

Oct 23 Disordered Eating & Wellness Pop-Up

Good nutrition and a healthy diet is integral to well-being. This pop-up address food addiction and provides opportunity for students to learn healthy eating tips and collect healthy recipes.

11 am – 1 pm | Donald School of Business, Learning Commons – Room 300A

 

Oct 24 World Religions Conference

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Arts Centre Mainstage
Doors open 5:30 pm

RDC's School of Arts and Sciences is proud to partner with the 14th Annual World Religion Conference. The is a free event where Scholars from Secularism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam will present their views on the topic -Universal Compassion: The Core Human Value.

Refreshments will be served. Donations to RDC's Students' Association Food Bank will be graciously accpeted.

Register now

Oct 24 Midterm feedback for Fall term 2019
Oct 26 to Nov 2 Mental Health First Aid

Learn skills to help those around you who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces.

Cost for this training is $40. 

Lunch provided.

October 26 & November 2, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | R2302 | Register.

*Participants who complete The Inquiring Mind and Mental Health First Aid training are eligible to receive a notation on your official transcript. 

*Dates are subject to change based on minimum number of participants registered. We require one week notice prior to cancellation in order to be refunded.

Oct 26 Working with Pregnant Women - Addiction & Mental Health Workshop

Please join the RDC Addiction Education Coalition for this full day workshop provided by Alberta Health Services.

Through a mixture of learning formats including lectures and group discussion, participants will:
  • examine their own attitudes about women who may drink or use drugs during pregnancy
  • understand the social influences behind why women drink and use drugs
  • review how alcohol and other drugs can affect the health of a pregnant woman and her fetus
  • understand barriers to effective helping 
  • learn about the key stages in the model of change 
  • become familiar with several different substance use screening tools
  • discuss the benefits of harm reduction when abstinence is not a realistic goal for a woman
  • gain knowledge of addiction services and community resources that support women and how to access them
  • gain understanding of post-partum mental health
There is no cost for this training event
Lunch is not included
Maximum 40 people
Certificate given for completion of workshop
 
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM | RM 2505 | krystal [dot] waldo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: RSVP%20for%20Working%20With%20Pregnant%20Women%20Workshop, body: I%20would%20like%20to%20register%20for%20the%20Working%20with%20Pregnant%20Women%20Workshop%20on%20October%2026th.%0ARDC%20ID%20%23%3A) (Click here to register)
Oct 26 Free Public Skate

2:00 - 3:00 pm | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

Join us for a free public skate. Brought to you by Red Deer Kinsmen Club, 95.5 Real Country and McDonalds.

Oct 29 Terracon Geotechnique Ltd Spotlight

10 am – 3 pm | Main Campus, The Bottling Forum

Oct 30 Alcohol, Binge-Drinking & Stress Pop-Up

Explore the cycle of addiction, spectrum of use, and the effects of alcohol on mental health. This pop-up will also examine the underlying emotional issues that may lead to dependence and become familiar with the resources available on campus and in the community.

11 am – 1 pm | Donald School of Business, Learning Commons – Room 300A

Oct 31 Food For Thought

The Counselling & Career Centre in cooperation with the RDC Cook Apprenticeship program invite students to enjoy a free bowl of soup and bun.

11:30 AM – 1PM | Room 1402

*While supplies last.

 

 

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