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Cares Week Peer Support Centre

Being a student can be stressful, and we often forget how important it is to prioritize our own well-being. Each year, the Peer Support Centre dedicates one week during the winter term to promoting self-care and self-compassion. Cares Week takes places from March 2-6.

Events

We are excited to host a variety of events throughout this important week for you!

Monday, March 2

Whiteboard Campaign: What is one thing you love about yourself?

Monday's whiteboard campaign is a great opportunity for you to recognize what is great about you 💛

Tuesday, March 3

Conversation Starter Clothing Line and Free Coffee at Common Ground

At our booth we will be selling our brand new tote bags and most popular clothing item: Our One Step at a Time crewnecks!! With purchase, you will also recieve a free coffee from Common Ground!

Wednesday, March 4

Notes of Kindness

Come by the ARC to write a kind note to your future self to cheer yourself up during a difficult time or leave a sweet message for a stranger to pick up! There will also be a box at Common Ground! 📨

Wednesday, March 4

Cooking Class & Community Dinner

Participate in a cooking class! The meal prepared during this class will then serve as the base of our Community Dinner 🍽. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WmV6nMBAmLXCstXFZop0XwgArkJMo1gZYdXsSsLFYW0/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday, March 5

Self-Care Mural

We will be making a big mural! On this self-care mural, you can doodle something that you feel represents self-care! This can be a self-care cartoon, a favourite quote about self-care, or about how your self-care. Artistic expression and creativity is welcomed and encouraged ğŸŽ¨

Thursday, March 5

Paint Night

We will provide you with the easels, canvases, paints, and brushes as well as yummy snacks so that you can enjoy painting without the stress of bringing materials. The paint night will be led by one of our volunteers, Serena Geng! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EFehZSM3OaKeJbxqUwq99Irquqb7-GKnd_9TKy4KfE4/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, March 6

Self-Care Bag Making

Come by the ARC and build a self-care bag to give to someone, or make one for yourself! There will be reusable produce bags, face-masks, tea, and more 😍

Created By
Rahul Patel
Appreciate

Credits:

Created with images by Francesco Gallarotti - "untitled image" • Rodion Kutsaev - "untitled image" • Kyle Glenn - "Love Trumps Hate" • Alyson McPhee - "Cilantro" • Hayes Potter - "untitled image" • russn_fckr - "Many different paint pots" • chuttersnap - "untitled image"