(Nick Youngson/Alpha Stock Images)

Free De-Stress Fest at UVic open to students, community

Friday event features performances by spoken word artists, prizes, food and more

Looking for an escape from the stress of the busy time of year? Look no further than De-Stress Fest at the University of Victoria (UVic).

The free event hosted by the UVic Mental Health Awareness Club is open to students and members of the community and centres around making time for fun and relaxation during what can be a hectic time of year.

De-Stress Fest takes place on Friday, Nov. 15 on the campus in the Vertigo Lounge in the Student Union Building. From 6 to 8:45 p.m., attendees can enjoy various stress-free activities along with food, prizes, board games and adult colouring pages. There will also be an open mic and presentations by local spoken word poets, Dana Neilly and Neko Smart.

A de-stress kit station will be set up in the venue for folks to put together their own kits and information about local mental health resources will be made available.

While the evening is geared towards students dealing with exam stress, members of the community looking for a relaxing evening are also invited.

The event, sponsored by the Society for Students with a Disability, takes places in wheelchair-accessible and scent free venue. The building’s washrooms are also both gender-neutral and accessible. Anyone with more specific accessibility requests is invited to contact the Mental Health Club by at uvicmentalhealthclub@gmail.com.

The university typically hosts its own De-Stress Fest twice a year – before each exam period – and a puppy playtime event is usually featured. The bi-annual event also focuses on mental health and reducing stress.

For more information about the upcoming event, visit the Facebook event page or contact the UVic Mental Health Club.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pandemic reunites 2000s era Victoria rock band The Origin

Saanich musicians recording for first time since 2008

From Nanoose Bay to the bookshelf, Howard the Gnome now a children’s book

Vancouver Island author explores Howard’s move down-Island

Nanaimo country singer releases new music video

‘Adrenaline’ is the second single from Joel Lee’s upcoming debut EP

Vancouver Island dance school pirouettes into full-fledged education institution

Steps Ahead studio will provide assistance with distance learning, as well as artistic classes

Three Nanaimo-area writers up for CBC non-fiction prize

Sheila Brooke, Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston make 35-person longlist

Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

New SyFy series back after spring filming interrupted by COVID-19

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Island author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Nanaimo’s Cinefest film festival to be held online this year due to COVID-19

CineCentral Filmmakers Society’s annual festival to feature films made in 48 hours

Indigenous artists showcase extreme sport-themed art at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Touring exhibition ‘Boarder X’ features work inspired by skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing

Indigenous artist restores 20-year-old sculpture in downtown Victoria

Four Winds sculpture located near Tug Eatery encourages climate action

Most Read