Community Social Work Team

Previous Days of Action

The Community Social Work Team works with partners from across campus on "Days of Action", providing information, engaging in discussion, and challenging stigma at the University of Alberta.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed internationally on September 10th.

Suicide is preventable, though many of us have either been impacted by it or know of someone who has. Suicide is not someone else's problem - it's everyone's problem. Developing and maintaining connections, and strengthening our capacity to listen to those in need, are ways we can help build relationships with others and better assist individuals who may be at risk. Help reduce the stigma by talking to your friends, classmates, colleagues, and students about mental health using the downloadable Days of Action Suicide Prevention Toolkit.

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed internationally on October 10th.

According to the World Health Organization, one in five adults experience impacts related to mental health issues. And yet, creating safe spaces to openly talk about our mental health can still be a challenge. Find out more about optimal mental health and how supporting ourselves and each other contributes to reducing the judgment and stigma that continues to surround this conversation.

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World Hello Day

World Hello Day is observed internationally on November 21st

Saying "Hello" to a family member, friend, or an acquaintance is an important step in building and enjoying relationships. This gesture, though seemingly small, can also contribute to your ability to support yourself and others in feeling connected to community.

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World Social Justice Day

World Social Justice Day is observed internationally on February 20th

This year, the Days of Action Committee, in collaboration with The Landing and the Office of the Dean of Students, hosted World Social Day with a focus on gender-based violence prevention. Gender-based violence is an experience that involves inflicting physical, sexual, and/or emotional harm onto someone, and is reinforced by the social understandings and acceptance of gender norms and behaviours.

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International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness is celebrated worldwide on March 20th

The International Day of Happiness recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal and vital tool that can be used to help measure personal success.

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