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Positive Coping Strategies is a Course

Positive Coping Strategies

Started Oct 14, 2021


Full course description

We all have go-to habits that we turn to in times of high stress or challenge, but are these habits working for you or against you?  Our mental health can greatly be supported and maintained with the help of positive coping strategies, however it can be tough to identify the right ones, and to stick with them. In this session, participants have the opportunity to learn about concepts like resilience and coping while testing out coping practices that have been shown to support mental health and wellbeing.

Participants will:

  • Learn the concepts of mental health, resilience and coping
  • Have an opportunity to explore a variety of positive coping strategies through skill development and practice
  • Learn to apply coping/self-care to improve overall mental health and wellbeing
  • Create a personal goal to establish or re-establish healthy habits in their every day life
Part 1 - Tues, Aug 16, 2022
Part 2 - Tues, Aug 23, 2022
Please attend both sessions.
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST 
Location: Zoom. (The Link will be emailed to you before the event. If you do not receive an email, visit the Canvas page for the link. You will not be able to access this page until you register.)
Who is this for? All UBC faculty and staff

What to expect during the webinar: 

  • Your microphone and video will remain off during the webinar
  • The majority of the webinar will be listening to facilitator/host 
  • Participation during the webinar is optional! Questions may be posed in the chat throughout the webinar
  • Interactions with the group occur via chat (not anonymous) and through powerpoint annotations (anonymous)

Erica Altomare (BEd, MEd) is a Workplace Wellbeing Learning Specialist with UBC HR. She is a BC-certified educator who has worked at the intersection of wellbeing and social justice education for the past decade. Erica's work and passions predominantly lie in building strong and supportive community spaces that enable people to learn, grow, and thrive. She is a life long learner who is constantly re-thinking what it means to learn and educate through an anti-colonial and anti-racist lens. Erica has a vast amount of facilitation experience both in Canada and abroad and is fueled by the opportunity to learn from the stories and experiences of others. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and spending time in nature. She loves nothing more than getting lost in a good book or sharing a good meal with friends and family.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email Lauren Lee at


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