Success Through Wellness Grants

Call for proposals

Awards of up to $10,000
Submission Deadline: February 3, 2020

Human Resources and Student Affairs are excited to announce the Success Through Wellness Grants (STWG).  These grants of up to $10,000 were created to fund projects that:

  • engage the University community to foster positive mental health and wellbeing, and
  • create a supportive learning and work environment through new initiatives or enhancements to existing supports with a proven track record.
Success Through Wellness, the University of Manitoba’s Mental Health Strategy, was launched in February 2014, and is the guiding document for the enhancement of the University community to promote and support mental health and well-being among our faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about how our University has progressed in each of the 67 recommendations here.

Successful proposals should be clearly aligned with one or more of the six goals articulated in Success Through Wellness, which represents a call to action for all members of the University to help create:

  • A committed community that values a comprehensive and sustainable approach to campus mental health
  • A caring community that promotes positive mental health and strives to prevent mental health problems
  • A healthy community that builds awareness of mental health and its relationship with academic and workplace success
  • A responsive community that helps all members to respond to early warning signs of mental health problems and seek additional supports
  • A supportive community that provides accessible, effective, and integrated mental health services
  • A resourceful community that builds awareness of the signs of mental health crisis and the appropriate responses and resources

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2018-2019 Success Through Wellness Grants

In the Fall of 2017, Human Resources launched the Success Through Wellness Grant program. These grants of up to $10,000 were created to fund projects that engage the campus community to foster positive mental health and wellbeing, and create a supportive campus environment through new initiatives or enhancements to existing supports with a proven track record. Successful proposals were required to clearly align with one or more of the six goals articulated in Success Through Wellness. Five projects, beginning in 2018, were funded out of this initiative:

  • Music and Wellness Speaker Series
    Seeking to address unique wellness challenges related to their studies not often addressed in university curriculum, the Faculty of Music Students Association created a speaker series to provide music students with innovative strategies for maintaining their physical and mental wellness both during their studies and throughout their careers.
  • Brain Food Dinners
    Monthly dinner during which staff, faculty and students are invited to enjoy each other’s company while preparing and eating a healthy, balanced and delicious meal.
  • STEAM Therapy
    This program seeks to use science to promote wellness and build community through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Drop-in sessions provide students, staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in such activities as paper making and marbling, card making, hyperbolic crochet, the science of chocolate, etc.
  • Restorative Spaces at U of M
    Working collaboratively with other departments, student groups and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Office of Sustainability seeks to locate, enhance and communicate restorative spaces on the Fort Garry campus.  Using available natural elements such as boulders and tree stumps, along with simple markings and artistic elements, staff, students and faculty will be encourages to take a break in restorative spaces on campus.
  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Student Mentorship Program
    With a rising number of students registering for SAS supports, advisors/specialists’ schedules have become increasingly busy, and wait times for appointments has increased. Knowledgeable and experienced peer mentors are able to more quickly provide information and referrals for general questions, as well as booking meetings with advisors/specialists when needed.

For more information, check out Helping Wellness Succeed