By Tora Matys
Life gets busy sometimes, and far too often people forget to make time for themselves. Don’t worry, the NAIT Students’ Association has your back. They are offering a variety of events from Nov. 17-24 to help your physical and mental wellness.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18
Mental Health First Aid
This event is a two-day workshop free to NAIT students. A $20 reservation deposit is required, but will be refunded after the workshop. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The course will help you recognize symptoms of mental illness in yourself or peers and address ways to help manage them as well as give you advice on the proper medical help. At the end, you will receive a certificate from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Monday, Nov. 19
Art After Dark
Head on down to The Nest Monday evening starting at 4:30 p.m. and get your creative juices flowing. Have a drink and make a painting, no skill required. Pre-register at naitsa.ca/events to ensure a seat.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Wellness with Essential Oils
Students will have a chance to learn about the benefits of different essential oils and even mix your own blend. The event runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. outside Room 182 in the CAT building. Supplies are limited.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can make your day. Stop by the compliment board and pick one up or leave one to help someone else.
Jack. Org Club Booth
Jack.org is a youth revolution bringing light to mental health. Their leaders will share their stories and empower students to take action, with tips and strategies to help students manage mental health and school.
Thursday, Nov. 22
Relaxing Bath Soak
Starting at 11 a.m. outside CAT 182, you have the opportunity to make your own special blend of essential oils for a relaxing bath soak after school. Supplies are limited.
Friday, Nov. 23
Healthy Start Breakfast
Everyone knows for a good day, you need to start with a good breakfast. Stop by the Student Service Centre for your free healthy breakfast Friday morning.
Stress Relief Station and Social Media Giveaway
Find NAITSA in the South Lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for some free swag and tips on how to manage school and stress.
Saturday, Nov. 24
The most stressful time of year is upon us, trying to prep for exams and holiday events can be hectic. NAITSA is hosting a spa day at the Eveline Charles Academy to make sure you pencil in a little bit of ‘me time’. For $20, you will have the choice of two different spa services ranging from haircuts and root touch-ups to manicures/pedicures and a variety of different waxes and facials.
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