Welcome to the Flourish Wellness Project
The Flourish Wellness Project aims to create a safe space to support student wellness and mental health. Flourish started in 2017 at Okanagan College's Penticton campus and started operating online in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our programming is currently on hold - please stay tuned for future offerings!
In Flourish workshops, we explore what it takes for each of us to flourish – this will look slightly different for everyone. You will learn about and explore a variety of strategies that can help you increase your mental wellness and, hopefully, your success and comfort as a student.
Why should you check out Flourish?
Having a healthy mind will help you be a successful student. Flourish provides strategies to help you learn how to manage academic stress, while connecting with other students and campus supports.
Join the Flourish Wellness Project
On the Flourish Wellness Workshop moodle, you will find a wealth of resources to support your wellness. Take a peak at the topics we've covered in past Wellness Wednesday workshops and access lots of self-help resources.
Stay tuned for future programs
We have had to postpone some in-person wellness activities due to COVID-19. Keep an eye out for announcements when the in-person fun can continue.
Flourish activities we've held in the past
Currently on hold - stay tuned for future offerings!
Wellness Wednesdays are drop-in workshops with the aim of creating a safe space to support student wellness and mental health. Flourish started in 2017 at Okanagan College's Penticton campus and started operating online in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our online workshops are open to all students, staff and faculty across all OC campuses.
Currently on hold - check for future offerings.
No prior yoga experience required and mats and props are provided. Build strength and flexibility, reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.
Classes are drop-in and free for all OC students and employees but you must have a Salto Gym Pass to participate. Gym passes may be purchased in the Administration area in Ashnola building.
All people entering the facilities will be asked to provide proof of double vaccination and will also be asked for government issued ID.
Drop in for a few minutes of mindfulness to help reduce stress and improve your focus and memory. Don't worry: no meditation experience is necessary. These sessions are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, meet up with other students and employees and spend some time crafting and connecting. Currently on hold – stay tuned for future offerings!
Drop-in workshops offer a safe space to learn about ways to support your wellness. You choose how much or how little you'd like to share. We cover topics including self-compassion, taking care of your mental health, time management, making room for emotions and more.
Currently on hold - stay tuned for future offerings.
Notice to participants
This is not a counselling group. Individuals requiring therapeutic support are encouraged to seek individual counselling. For students, contact OC Counselling Services. OC staff should contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program.
These workshops are designed to be pscyho-educational, which means they will help you to learn about topics related to psychology and how to take care of yourself.
To protect the privacy of other participants, we ask that you take what you learned and leave what you heard, especially any specific information about other participants.