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Welcome fellow mental health enthusiasts!
Students in Mind (SiM) is an annual mental health conference at McGill University organized by students, for students. Adhering to our Vision and Goals as outlined by our Students in Mind Staircase, join us in our range of workshops, panels and speakers as we spark conversation, empower individuals and unite the community on topics surrounding mental health.
On Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2019, we gathered at the Concordia University Conference Centre with a common goal: to be educated, aware, and empowered in hopes of building a mentally healthier community. Many thanks to all who attended this year's conference, and to all who continue to support Students in Mind and our journey towards a mentally healthier community. Check out our photo gallery down below!
Vision and Goals
SiM’s overarching vision is to foster a community that is sensitive, supportive, and empathetic to issues related to mental health. In particular, we aim to work towards this by adhering to the Students in Mind Staircase and its four overarching goals:
1. To Promote and Disseminate Knowledge
By starting our conference off with Mental Health 101, we provide participants with a basic understanding of mental health and mental illness. In this, we also address the importance of intersectional and anti-oppressive approaches when discussing mental wellness as a reflection of the complexity of discourse.
2. To Continue the Conversation
Through our expert-led panel discussions, we aim to deepen and broaden participants understanding of how mental health intersects our everyday lives. This will lead to greater awareness, reduce stigma and overall, help normalize mental health dialogue.
3. To Provide Practical Tools and Resources
Our skill-based workshops aim to equip participants with the practical skills necessary to promote positive mental health, both individually and in their peers. Additionally, our mental health resource fair allows for participants to better navigate wellness resources at McGill and beyond as well as learn about how they themselves can also get involved in the mental health space.
4. To Empower Individuals and Unite Communities
By inviting keynote speakers and having collaborative sessions for our participants, SiM aims to address the r ole that shared experiences can have in facilitating mutual understanding. In doing so, we hope that SiM can act as a platform where individuals can find power in their own narratives and the inspiration to spread all that they have learned back in their respective communities.
Who We Are
Meet the 2019 SiM team: serving you good looks and quality mental health content!
Top : Madeleine Derungs, Rayoun Ramendra, Victoria Hayman, Julia Caddy and Alice Nam
Bottom : Maddy Mak, Taylor Burnett, Sophie Zheng, Juliana Keefler-Johnson
Not pictured: Dalya Kablawi
Julien Turk, Simone Cote, Sabrah Khanyari, Iris Guo, Lauren Khoury
Meet the Team
Click below to learn more about the SiM team and what motivates us to spark conversation, empower individuals and unite the community around mental health!
Students in Mind is fuelled by the passion and hard work of a team of students. As we grow, we are also fuelled by the support and generosity of the community. Of people like you.
This year, McGill Seeds of Change has made it possible for you to support our mission.
Our fundraising page has officially launched, and so it is now easier than ever to join us in making SiM 2019–and a mentally healthier community–a reality.
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SiM 2019 will mark the 5th instalment of our Conference.
Meet the former execs who have influenced SiM's growth over the years!
Former President and Communications Director
Former VP External and Publicity Director
Former Content Director
Our Instagram, including the Minds of McGill photo series, aims to spark dialogue and normalize conversation about mental health on campus and social media!
SiM as featured on...
Breakfast Television Montreal
The Bull & Bear
Support for SiM
Mme. Grégoire Trudeau
Mental Health Resources
SiM works to provide tools and resources to promote practical mental health care. As a mental health conference, SiM is not a service provider, but rather works to educate students on the services available to them – both on and off campus.
Check out our photos from previous conferences!
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!
Connect With Us
Contact us with any questions about the conference day, registration or getting involved!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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