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About Thrive

What is Thrive?

Dal Thrive is a university-wide mental wellness initiative aimed at building a positive mental health environment for students, faculty and staff.

Thrive includes a series of events throughout the year that focus on building positive mental health, but it is also a mindset that encourages faculty, staff and students to live, work and study in a positive way, every day. By learning, thinking and talking about mental health, and using supportive and helpful resources, Dalhousie can Thrive.



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Why Thrive?

Dal Thrive was developed in response to the university’s Strategic Priority 5.2, Foster a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness and the 2015 Quality of Work Life Survey results from Dalhousie faculty and staff indicating there was a need for more campus mental health resources, supports and services.

Dal Thrive was adapted from the University of British Columbia’s Thrive initiative, which began in 2009 and focuses on promoting a positive mental health environment for its faculty, staff and students. Today, there are 11 colleges and universities across Canada that have introduced Thrive.