Mental Health in Motion was established in 2015 with the goal to break down barriers to mental health on campus and within the community through mental illness awareness, mental health promotion, and recognition of the strength and courage of individuals.
Mental Health in Motion is a peer lead group that engages students through dialogue while creating awareness and resources available on and off campus in an effort to end the stigma and misconceptions related to Mental Health. Peer to peer initiatives is one of the best ways to engage students who may have concerns with sharing their stories with a professional, or who find it difficult to reach out for help.
Our proactive versus reactive approach has shown success with educating about mental health and wellness and looking at strategies to motivate students with positive mental well-being.
We host events year round on campus at Mohawk College and in the Hamilton community. We hope to build an environment that changes attitudes and behaviours while educating the Mohawk College Community on mental health.
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PAWS Puppy Days
What a better way to offer students relief during times of particular stress (midterm and final exams) than a cuddle and some unconditional love from a furry friend. Our PAWS Puppy Days help promote happiness and good mental health on campus.
Green Out Game
In collaboration with Mohawk Athletics, athletes showed their support of mental wellness by wearing green while we hosted a booth featuring an agility ladder, mental health trivia, and a special draw for Mohawk swag.
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Staff, students, and volunteers sharing words of hope, wisdom, strength, courage, ad love.
Hamilton Community Events
Since 2015, MHM has branched out into the community and supported events such as the Dofasco Health Fair, Ride Away Stigma, Ride Don’t Hide and Fitness for Mental’s Health viewing of “Angst”. Mental Health in Motion is proud to support various events and projects that coincide with their core values and are looking forward to working with more community partners in the future.
- Mohawk Counselling Services
905-575-2211 or counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca
- COAST Hamilton
- St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
West 5th Campus 100 West 5th Street
Hamilton ON L8N 3K7
- Mental Health and Wellness Resource Centre
West 5th Campus
Level 2, Block W
905-522-1155 ext. 35406
- Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
General inquiries: mhim [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Counselling Services: counselling [at] mohawkcollege.ca or 905-575-2211