Oct. 6-10: Niagara College raises awareness about mental health issues with Yellow Umbrella Project 2014

Music therapy a ‘shake it off’ zone a ‘swat the stigma’ badminton game and bubble wrap stomping words that hurt – these are just some ways Niagara College’s Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) plans to raise awareness about mental health issues on campus from October 6-10.

These activities and more will be part of a week-long campaign at Niagara College to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Called the Yellow Umbrella Project (YUP) the campaign aims to stamp out the stigma of mental health issues and encourage dialogue about the subject on campus. The YUP campaign is organized by the College Student Alliance – a member-driven advocacy organization representing more than 70% of all Ontario college students from 15 colleges and 21 student associations.

Activities are scheduled at Niagara College’s Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses from Oct. 6 -10 between noon and 2 p.m. For a full list of activities visit: http://ncsac.ca/the-yellow-umbrella-project/

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Continuing Education courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics.

 

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Media inquiries please contact:

 

Michael Wales

Senior Communications Officer

Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7773

Cell: 905.328.4101

mwales@niagaracollege.ca

 

Julie Greco

Communications Specialist

Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7368

Cell: 905.328.2532

jgreco@niagaracollege.ca