Week-long mental health awareness campaign enters fourth year at NC

The Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) in partnership with the College Student Alliance (CSA,  is proud to bring the Yellow Umbrella Project (YUP) back to the halls of Niagara College.

Now in its fourth year, the YUP campaign will continue to bring attention to mental health in post-secondary institutions across Ontario. Niagara College and the NCSAC have been at the forefront of institutions to embrace the campaign.

“Every summer, our Board of Directors gets together for a weekend retreat before the school year begins to identify priorities for the upcoming school year. This year, mental health awareness and advocacy on campus was unanimously favoured by our board,” said NCSAC president, AliceMary Nakiwala. “We couldn’t be happier to continue building an open, transformative dialogue about mental health at Niagara College.”

The Yellow Umbrella Project will take place from Monday, October 3 until Friday, October 7 at all Niagara College campuses.

For more information on YUP, including a full schedule of events and resources, please visit ncsac.ca/YellowUmbrellaProject

 

Monday, October 3

 

What Makes You Happy Photoshoot

Where: Outside the SAC Office

Outside the Core (WC)

Time: All Day

Tell us “What Makes You Happy?” at the #YUP photo booth to help spread the word of Mental Health Awareness. Be sure to use our new YUP filter on Snapchat.

 

Tuesday, October 4

 

BYOB – Bring Your Own Banana

Where: The Armoury & The Core

Time: noon  – 2 p.m. (or until supplies last)

Bring a banana to the Student Centre and receive a banana split with all of fixings. Didn’t bring a banana? Don’t worry, bananas will be sold for $.50 with all proceeds going towards the Student Emergency Food Bank.

Meditation Room

Where: W213 – Niagara-on-the-Lake

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need a quiet place to hang out? W213 will be available for students to relax during the hectic school day. Light refreshments provided.

 

Wednesday, October 5

 

Ya’ Laugh, Ya’ Lose

Where: The Core

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
This game was made famous on Youtube and now it’s your chance to give it a try! Come to the Core and take the test. Lots of prizes to be won. 

Cash Cube

Where: The Armoury

Time: 1 p.m.  – 3 p.m.

School can be a financial strain and NCSAC wants to help. Come to the Armoury for a chance to go in the Cash Cube. How much money will you win?

 

Thursday, October 6

 

Wake Up with #YUP

Where: The Armoury & The Core

Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Come to the Student Centre during Rise and Shine for some hot breakfast options. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, juice, bananas along with the usual continental breakfast will be provided. Wake up before you go-go! 

Disney Day

Where: The Core & The Armoury
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Grab a bite, kick back and relax while watching some Disney favs. Inside Out and Toy Story 3 will be playing in the Student Centre from noon to 4 p.m.
Friday, October 7

Meditation Room

Where: SA 202 – Welland

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need a quiet place to hang out? SA 202 will be available for students to relax during the hectic school day. Light refreshments provided.

Retro Video Games Day (Welland)

Where: The Core

Time: 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.

It’s a throwback to your childhood with some of your favourite Retro Video Games. They will be available to play in the Core from 10 a.m . to 3 p.m.  Let loose with Mario and the gang.Retro Video Games Day (NOTL)

Retro Video Games Day (NOTL)

Where: The Armoury

Time: 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m.

It’s a throwback to your childhood with some of your favourite Retro Video Games. They will be available to play in the Armoury from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let loose with Mario and the gang. 

For more information on YUP, including a full schedule of events and resources, please visit ncsac.ca/YellowUmbrellaProject

 
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Contact
Name: Adam Maiolo
NCSAC Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 905-735-2211 ext. 4227
Email: amaiolo@niagaracollege.ca