FREDERICTON – Students and staff from all New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campuses took time today at a college-wide event to reflect on their mental wellbeing and learn about resources available through NBCC and the community. The event, called “You can… BE WELL!” featured guest speaker Kayley Reed, co-creator of Wear Your Label and the launch of NBCC Wellbeing – our first-ever mobile app.
“As part of making NBCC a great place to work and learn, we want to support each other in fostering mental and physical health,” said Suzanne Desrosiers, Vice President Employee and Student Development at NBCC. “This first-of-its kind event is an opportunity for us to take a moment out of our busy schedules to reflect on their mental wellbeing. We also want to provide students and staff with easy access to supports through the app when it’s needed most.”
In front of an audience of NBCC students and staff and via a live broadcast to NBCC campuses across the province, Kayley Reed shared her experiences with taking charge of her own mental wellbeing and growing Wear Your Label, a fashion line that aims to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and tackle the stigma of mental illness.
After her talk, students and staff were presented with the new NBCC mobile app, NBCC Wellbeing. Feedback gathered from a survey of staff and students in fall of 2015 paved the way for development of the app, which provides students and staff with access to trusted information about mental wellbeing, contact information, and resources that are available through NBCC and the community. Students and staff are being asked to provide feedback about the app, which will be used to further improve the app in the future.
With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.
Communications Officer, NBCC