Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) Human Rights Committee will be commemorating World Health Day on Thursday, April 7, 2016 by hosting a week of activities.
World Health Day is a global health awareness event sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year the organization chooses one theme to focus on. This year’s topic is diabetes.
Lesley Tuchscherer, committee member says that although the Canadian Diabetes Association will be on campus, the group has decided to expand their focus on the five pillars of health: mental, physical, emotional, financial and spiritual.
“The college is focused year-round on ensuring that our students, staff and faculty have access to services like counselling, fitness classes and financial aid,” says Tuchscherer. “We want to ensure that we’re not only providing them support when they need it, but also educating them on ways to cope with stress and lead a well-rounded healthy lifestyle as a preventative measure.”
Free noon-hour sessions will occur throughout the week on topics including mental health, coping with exam anxiety, and an introduction to the Sunrise Rotary Trail exercise equipment and urban poling.
On Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a trade show will be hosted outside of “The Den” by Crave. There will be over 10 exhibitors on campus.
“We are very thankful to have so many organizations getting on board for our trade show. There will be booths about mental health, nutrition, peer support, meditation and more,” says Tuchscherer.
For each session that an individual attends they will be able to enter their names in to a draw for prizes. For a full list of activities visit www.mhc.ab.ca.
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