Festival Wellness

  Posted on: June 14, 2016

by Alex Wilson, 4thYear TRU Psychology Student Summer is just around the corner and a hugely popular activity for students during their time free from school is attending festivals and concerts. These can be amazing times, where you let go, express yourself through art and dance, and make new, life long friends. It’s important to…

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Getting Active Outdoors in Kamloops

  Posted on: April 7, 2016

Written by Jillian Hearn, Fourth Year Psychology and Sociology Student, SWAT Member There are so many benefits to getting active. This includes reducing risks of illnesses/diseases, strengthening bones and muscles, improving both mental health and mood, and so much more. Luckily there are many ways for students at TRU to be active without even leaving…

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Apply to be a member of the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)!

  Posted on: March 9, 2016

          Starting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 the Wellness Centre is accepting applications for the 2016-17 Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). If you are interested in campus health promotion and have the time to volunteer 4-5 hours a week from September 2016 to April 2017 we might be the team for…

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The National College Health Assessment is BACK BABY!!

  Posted on: March 8, 2016

In 2013 the Wellness Centre administered the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) for the very first time. Some of you might have completed it then (THANK YOU!) and some of you might not have even heard of it before. What I can tell you is that it is a very important student health survey and…

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Fentanyl – What You Need to Know

  Posted on: February 18, 2016

Overdose deaths involving the opiate fentanyl have been prevalent in the media recently. What does this mean? What is fentanyl? What can be done to prevent these tragic events from happening? This blog post has been set up as a Q and A to provide critical information about fentanyl and how you can stay safe….

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Mindfulness: The Basics

  Posted on: February 16, 2016

Written by: Mandy Turnbull, SN BSN–TRU Yr. 4 So you’ve seen the posters around campus, you’ve heard people talk about it on the bus and, perhaps, you’ve entertained the idea of going to a yoga or meditation class. If you’re already well versed with the idea of inner peace, that’s wonderful, but for all of…

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Mental Health – Why is it Important?

  Posted on: November 3, 2015

written by: Sharyse Wilson, 4th Year Nursing Student Last week the Wellness Centre organized Mental Health Awareness Week. “Mental health” is a real buzz word at universities these days, why do you think that is? Well, what we know is that universities can be high stress environments. Students are under a lot of stress and…

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Wellness Events Begin Next Week!

  Posted on: September 9, 2015

Welcome to all the new TRU students and welcome back to those who are returning!! I hope that this week you are enjoying being on campus and are looking forward to the year ahead. This first blog post is just to inform you about the wellness classes and events that all begin next week! If…

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Grief, attachment, and loss…

  Posted on: March 11, 2015

Grief is directly related to attachment and we all have an innate attachment to things and people all around us.  From our family and friends to our colleagues and teachers, from pets and houses, to jobs and careers, we have attachments with these “constants” in our lives and we feel comfort and safety from the…

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Peer Wellness Leadership Team – Apply TODAY!

  Posted on: February 26, 2015

The Wellness Centre is recruiting students to become a part of a new and exciting Peer Wellness Leadership team that we are launching in September 2015. This team will consist of current TRU students who are passionate about fostering a healthy campus community! We are looking for students with the following skills and abilities: Demonstrated…

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