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Let's talk about Winter and Mental Health and the effects and impact the seasons have on us. Peer Wellness will be leading a discussion on seasonal depression, the winter blues, seasonal affective disorder and being a OCADU student during the wintertime. Peer Wellness works to de-stigmatize conversations on mental health in our community through Anti-Oppressive Programming.

Led by volunteers Pauline Aksay and Cocolena Fong.

Teams meeting on December 10, 2021. Contact Alex McLaren for questions or accessibility needs amclaren@ocadu.ca 

We will explore decolonialization, sustainability, diversity and equity in relation to Winter.

  • Describe your relationship to OCADU and the land we are on.
  • What is your favorite kind of day in Canada? How do those kind of days make you feel?
  • Are there any months or seasons that are particularly difficult for you?
  • What thoughts and feelings arise around preparing for winter?
  • Where is a comforting space for you to go during the wintertime outside of your house?
  • Which kind of places recharge you?
  • What seasonal changes or events are you looking forward to? (Ceremonies, traditions, weather changes, semester, etc.)
  • Do you have any resources to support others?
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Let's talk about Winter and Mental Health and the effects and impact the seasons have on us. Peer Wellness will be leading a discussion on seasonal depression, the winter blues, seasonal affective disorder and being a OCADU student during the wintertime. Peer Wellness works to de-stigmatize conversations on mental health in our community through Anti-Oppressive Programming.

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celebrate queer voices with us

Marrow - ANOHNI

Altar - Kehlani

Born Yesterday - Arca, Sia

Guyliner - Dorian Electra

Cisgender - Shamir

Immaterial - SOPHIE

Woman Is a Word - Empress Of

I Am Her - Shea Diamon

Perfect - Ah-Mer-Ah-Su

Peer Wellness. 2021. Student Wellness Centre.

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Celebrate queer music and trans icons with this playlist from the SWC Peer Wellness team. New music each Monday.

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Double Rainbow Queer Music for Monays
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music from the swc art therapy group

Water Me Down - Vagabon

La Perla Edit - Sofia Kourtesis

Why Not Bambi - Aska Matsumiya

OnlyL - TSHA, NIMMO

Both Of Us - Jayda G

6000 Ft. - Bonobo, Totally Enormous

CLOUDS - 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Nosaj Thing

Boderless II - Fatmia Yamaha 

Ultimatum Edit - Disclosure, Fatoumata Diawara

DJ Dean. Student Wellness Centre. Peer Wellness. 2021.

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A collection of songs to put on and inspire you to make some art!

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art making music
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sip on your pumpkin spice with this sweet autumnal playlist

Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener 

Earth Wind and Fire - September

The Halluci Nation Ft Blackbear - Stadium Pow Wow

Toro y Moi - Ordinary Pleasure

Wyclef Jean, Canibus - Gone Til November

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin

The Runaways - School Days

Buffy Saint Marie - Sweet September

The Cardigans - Lovefool

Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater

Peer Wellness at the Student Wellness Centre. 2021.

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Get ready for Fall with this contemporary playlist from the Peer Wellness Initiative at the Student Wellness Centre.

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Christine and the Queens - People, I've been sad

bell's roar - We Carry Us

SASAMI - Turned Out I Was Everyone

Pale Saints - Sight of You

SOPHIE - It's Okay To Cry

Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl

Vagabon - Water Me Down

Ricky Reed, Lido Pimienta - Catch You

Cocteau Twins, Harold Budd - Sea, Swallow Me

Godford - Downtown

Peer Wellness. Student Wellness Centre. 2021.

Image Description: Rocks on Woodbine beach towards the eastern horizon with pink, orange and grey clouds over Lake Ontario. Foreground demonstrates this position on the lake has a considerable amount of algae. Text hoovering above the water line: bittersweet music 4 mondays with SWC logo on bottom right.

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A queer dream pop playlist from the Student Wellness Centre to shake up your bittersweet back-to-school routine. 

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chill

no stress - just vibes plz

Blood Orange - Saint

James Blake - Before

Jessy Lanza - Kathy Lee

AUDREY NUNA - Time

Thundercat - Dragonball Durag

Toro y Moi - drip bounce

Westerman - Confirmation

 

Solange - Binz

The Marias - Baby One More Time



Playlist by Alex McLaren. 2021. Student Wellness Centre

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A curated playlist of contemporary artists released each Monday from the Student Wellness Centre.

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Let's talk about COVID-19's positive and negative impacts on our social lives. We'll discuss uncertainties regarding the vaccine rollout, the psychological effects of an abrupt halt to strict COVID-19 measures, and how we feel about the shift from virtual lives back into in-person experiences.

Peer Wellness works to de-stigmatize conversations on mental health in our community through Brave Spaces and Anti-Oppressive Programming. We will be discussing lockdown, virtual learning, strategies to reduce anxiety and being a currently enrolled OCADU student during the Pandemic Led by volunteers Pauline Aksay and Nora Bahgat. July 23 at 1pm to 2:30 

What thoughts come up when you think about lockdown? 
Did lockdown change the way you interact with friends and family? 
What did you gain from lockdown and virtual learning? 
What strategies have kept you safe and manage your anxiety throughout quarantine? 
Has your behavior changed after the vaccine rollout? 
What kind of activities make you feel calm? 
Are there aspects of opening the Province that are exciting? 
Do you have any resources to support others? 

 

Poster by Jessica Zhu, 2021

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Let's talk about COVID-19's positive and negative impacts on our social lives. We'll discuss uncertainties regarding the vaccine rollout, the psychological effects of an abrupt halt to strict COVID-19 measures, and how we feel about the shift from virtual lives back into in-person experiences. SWC Peer Wellness works to de-stigmatize conversations on mental health in our community through Brave Spaces and Anti-Oppressive Programming.

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dreamy

Greentea Peng - Hu Man 

FKA twigs - home with you

Ivy Sole - Dangerous 

Lido Pimienta - "Eso Que Tu Haces"

The Knife - Pass This On

Peggy Gou - Starry Night

Kali Uchis - After The Storm ft. Tyler, The Creator, Bootsy Collins

KAYTANADA - YOU'RE THE ONE

Chloe X Hall - Forgive Me

Playlist by Alex McLaren. 2021. Student Wellness Centre.

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A dreamy playlist to usher in your week. Student Wellness Centre. 2021.

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"DBT" is short for Dialectical Behavior Therapy and during our Spring Series we will introduce a new topic each week. Focus on skill development in four areas: distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.

Do you have a hard time managing crises when they arise?
Emotion Regulation Skills
Friday May 7, 2021
2pm-3pm

Please join us is learning some DBT Skills this Spring during one or all of our 4-week workshop series. Click here for more.

SWC WORKSHOP FACILITATORS 
Courtney Ward, MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
Riley Noik, MSW INTERN

Poster by Kainat Ahmad. 2021.

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"DBT" is short for Dialectical Behavior Therapy and during our Spring Series we will introduce a new topic each week. This workshop focus is emotion regulation.

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time to reflect

grace peace and contemplation. enjoy

Magnolia - J.J. Cale

I Wish You Love - Sam Cooke

Where Do You Go - Charlotte Day Wilson

Show Me How - Men I Trust

Liquid Smooth - Mitski

Ill Look Around - Billie Holiday

Dreams - Take 2 - Fleetwood Mac

You Dont Love Me- No, No No - Dawn Penn

Only You - Mac DeMarco

Playlist by Rei Pierre. 2021. Student Wellness Navigator.

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A curated list of music by Student Wellness Navigator and Artist Rei Pierre.

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