NIC Mental Health Week

October 5-9 is Mental Health Week at NIC. Our goal is to encourage students, employees and community members to talk openly about mental health to help reduce stigma.

Please join us for events throughout the week and follow us on social media for information on services and supports that are available, as well as helpful tools and strategies for maintaining positive mental health.

A number of NIC community members will be sharing their Lived Experience with Mental Health through short videos that will be shared with students and the entire NIC community via social media.


Thriving not Surviving
Description: Live session with NIC Counsellors with tips for ways to thrive this term
Facilitators: NIC Counsellors
Date: Tues, Oct 6
: 12:30-1:30 PM

Keynote address: Boundaries + Balance: How Studying Art + Design can Teach us about Mental Health
Description: Learn how studying visual language can help us understand our mental health in relation to one another and for ourselves.
Facilitator: Taryn Goodwin
Date: Tues, Oct 6
2:00-3:00 PM

What is the Okanagan Charter? Why is it important?
Description: Learn about why the adoption of the Okanagan Charter is important for the NIC campus community
Facilitators: Felicity Blaiklock, Karen Mason, and featuring students
Date: Weds, Oct 7
: 12:00-1:00 PM

Photo Contest

In addition to the above events we are hosting a Mental Health Week Photo Contest. Take a photo of something that nurtures your mental health and send it between October 5-9. We will share your picture on our social media pages and posts and you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Chromebook.