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28 September 2021
UWC Mental Health Awareness Week programme
The themes for UWC Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is “You matter” and “It is ok not to be ok sometimes”.

The programme for the week is as follows:

Monday, 4 October 2021
The UWC Integrated Student Mental Health and Wellness Policy

13h00 - 14h00
YouTube link: http://bit.ly/MentalHeathWeek-Day1
Facebook link: https://bit.ly/FB-UWC-Live
Prof Pamela Dube: DVC Student Development and Support
  Dr. Bronwyn Dworzanowski-Venter: Primary Researcher for the UWC Integrated Student Mental Health and Wellness Policy
  Phumelelani Mshumi: SRC President    
  Mischka Jade Lewis: Student participant in the UWC Integrated Student Mental Health and Wellness Policy Task Team
  Nqobile Gumede: Student poet
  UWC Creative Arts Choir performance

Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Mental Health live webinar Hosted by UWC Human Resources

11h00 - 12h30
Link: https://bit.ly/3lZlf5g
Prof Anita Padmanabhanunni: Facilitator
  Vanishaa Gordhan: SADAG Operational Manager
  Stacey Elias: Clinical psychologist, Centre for Student Support Services
  Irma Olivier: Counselor and Wellbeing Consultant at Wellness@Work

Wednesday, 6 October 2021
UWC: Pause, Remember and Honour a Loss and Grief Live Webinar

13h00 - 14h00
Registration: https://bit.ly/3CV7Mlv
Lutasha Ndesi: Presenter
  Roné Gerber: Psychologist, Centre for Student Support Services

Thursday, 7 October 2021
PACT to ACT event

13h00 - 14h00
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/q7QiXpsoGrw
Facebook link: https://bit.ly/FB-UWC-Live
Broadcasting event of a compilation of short videos submitted by the UWC community about “mental health activities”. Commentary and self-help tips included by staff of the Centre for Student Support Services

Friday, 8 October 2021
Walk the walk for Mental Health: Social Media Event

13h00 - 14h00 Take time out of your workday and walk the walk for mental health! Share pics or videos of yourself walking/running/biking for mental health. Indoors or outdoors, home or the office - it can be any place you can get to. Take the time for your own mental health and walk the walk!

Use the hashtags #YouMatter #ItOKtoNotbeOKsometimes

Be sure to tag UWC official social media platforms:

Facebook: @uwconline1 – https://www.facebook.com/uwconline1/
LinkedIn: The University of the Western Cape – https://linkedin.com/school/uwc/
Instagram: @uwconline – https://www.instagram.com/uwconline/
Twitter: @uwconline – https://twitter.com/UWConline
TikTok: @uwconline – https://www.tiktok.com/@uwconline

Links to all events to follow shortly - watch this space!
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