Active Minds Online Hub & Webinars
March 23, 2020
Active Minds has created a special online hub for students to support their mental health during COVID-19. Additionally, Active Minds is offering two webinars this week specifically designed to support students who want to learn about caring for their own wellbeing, want to continue their mental health advocacy online, and/or want to learn about how to navigate unique communication challenges that come with returning home, transitioning to online learning, and staying connected while practicing physical distancing.
Sleep, Self-Care, and Sharing a Productive, Healthy Indoor Environment: Everything Students Need to Know about Mental Health during COVID-19 – Tuesday, March 24, 7pm ET
Intended for: Students
Millions of students have been displaced due to COVID19-related school closures and are curious about practicing self-care, creating a productive, healthy indoor environment, talking to their parents about mental health while quarantined and more. Dr. Kristen Lee, a licensed clinical social worker and associate teaching professor at Northeastern University, will share tips for all of these questions and more during this free, interactive discussion with up to 500 student participants. Register here.
Student Chat: Student-Led Mental Health Advocacy in an Era of Physical Distancing – Wednesday, March 25, 7pm ET
Intended for: Student mental health advocates
In an unprecedented moment for higher education, students continue to lead the way with innovative, creative, and impactful ideas to support the mental health needs of their peers. This interactive meeting and discussion, led by Active Minds, will share strategies students have employed to maintain connection, educate and support mental health and wellness, and build community at a time of increased anxiety, isolation, and instability among students. Limited to 100 student participants. Register here.
Communicating in Quarantine: Tips to Encourage Mental Wellness in Close Quarters – Thursday, March 26, 7pm ET
Intended for: young adults, parents, remote workers, neighbors/community members
All over the country, families, communities, schools, and workplaces are facing feelings of isolation and challenges with communicating with others as a result of students returning home after school closures; individuals balancing multiple responsibilities in a shared space with each other and other family members or roommates; colleagues, students, faculty, and administrators continuing their work through online formats; and members of the community working to support their most vulnerable neighbors while practicing physical distancing. This webinar will share easy, practical ways we can start supporting each other better right now through active listening. Limited to 500 participants. Register here.