Thrive at NIC

Thrive is an initiative started by UBC and adopted by many post-secondary institutions to celebrate community, encourage self-care and promote mental health literacy. The goal of Thrive is to bring students, faculty, and staff together to do something fun, healthy and encourage positive physical and mental health. Below you will find information on events and resources to help you thrive.

For current and future Thrive events, please go to the ‘Event Calendar’ link below.

Being a student is rewarding but can also be a stressful time. As part of their course work, the Practical Nursing students have developed the following resources on community and student supports designed to help you THRIVE at North Island College. These resources include holistic wellness strategies, exercises to promote stress reduction, and activities for fostering creativity.

  • Student Developed Resources
    • Tips and tricks to master your mental wellness

      Download the Resource Pamphlet

    • Creative Art Therapy for Stress Reduction

      Download the Resource Pamphlet

    • Supports Through Addiction

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students have created a downloadable resource guide to support individuals experiencing substance/alcohol abuse, as well as those who may have a relationship with someone living with substance/alcohol addition.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Body

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students have created a downloadable resource guide on nutrition tips for maintaining good overall health.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Smoking Cessation

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students have created a downloadable resource guide to support individuals who are exploring or trying to quit smoking.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Does Money Matter?

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students have created a downloadable resource guide to support students as they take control of their finances.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • North Island Students’ Union: Student Benefits Guide

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students created a downloadable resource guide on the health and dental benefits that are available to students through the North island Student Union.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Harm Reduction and Mental Health

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students created a downloadable resource guide with crossword puzzles that share useful and practical information about substance use, harm reduction and mental health and community resources for support.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Healthy Start Nutrition: Pregnancy Through to Three Years

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students created a downloadable resource guide with practical information on prenatal nutrition, pregnancy nutrition, and nutrition for children aged newborn to three years.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

    • Community Resources for Student Post-Partum Parents

      NIC’s Practical Nursing students created a downloadable resource guide on community supports for student post-partum parents, including breastfeeding support and parent support groups.
      Download the Resource Pamphlet.

  • Student Supports for Success

     

     

  • 24/7 Support
    • Here2Talk (24/7 counselling support for post-secondary students)
    • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
    • 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
    • Kids Help Phone: 686868 (24-hour text support)
    • KUU-US crisis line: 1-800-588-8717 (24-hour phone support for Indigenous people in BC)
  • Personal Supports
  • Support for Indigenous Students

Each week of the academic year comes with its own unique challenges. The Thriving in Action Weekly Workbook was designed to provide you with at least one exercise that has proven to be effective in increasing life satisfaction, happiness, and resilience.