Since 2015, UBC has been an active participant in Not Myself Today® (NMT), an evidence-informed mental health initiative created by the Canadian Mental Health Association to help employers like UBC support mental health and wellbeing at work.
NMT program goals
- build greater awareness of the importance of mental health in the workplace
- reduce stigma
- foster a safe and supportive workplace culture
NMT in SHCS
In SHCS, ambassadors on both campuses deliver resources and provide curated support to colleagues in their area. These ambassadors are vital to the success of the program.
- Faryal Sharife, Bookstore and Campus Mail
- Brandy Baek, Child Care Services
- Jazel Argente, Conferences and Accommodation
- Andrew Powter, Facilities and Building Services
- Juliana Campbell, Food Services
- Brian Jones, Parking
- Sahil Nandal and Matthew Lim, Residence Life and Administration
- Sylvia Tuason, SHCS Main Office
- Jeff Joyce and Jenny DeGelder, UBCO
How you’ll receive NMT content
From November to April each year, content is delivered every two weeks in ways that best suit the employee group. Depending on where you work, you’ll receive NMT content through:
- Standup meetings
- Kindness wall (UBCO)
What kind of content will I receive?
Expect a variety of content including downloadable resources, easy-to-use guides and tips.
For questions about the program or to learn more about how to become an ambassador, email Jennifer Dowdeswell, Organizational Development and Learning Manager, SHCS.
For more support, additional UBC mental health resources are available.
Employee & Family Assistance Program
The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential and voluntary counselling support service that provides you and your family with the help you need to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues.
30 Day Mindfulness Challenge
A free online training program geared towards UBC staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives.
Positive Space: Foundations
The free Positive Space: Foundations online course provides low-barrier access for students, staff, and faculty to learn about sex, sexuality, and gender diversity.
ALAViDA provides confidential substance use support from any device. Access evidence-based 24/7 resources and care including substance use awareness self-assessments, daily notifications and self-tracking tools, and a personalized learning plan.