Mood Walks Retreat held on August 1, 2018

More than 20 campuses attended a special Retreat hosted by CMHA Ontario in partnership with Ryerson University on August 1, 2018. The event served as an opportunity for Campuses to learn more about the program, as well as hear from those already experiencing the benefits of campus walks. We heard from all four partners: Hike Ontario, Conservation Ontario, OCASI and Center for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. Participants also had an opportunity to take a Mood Walk during the lunch time. An afternoon was filled with some inspiring presentations from Dr. Nathan J. Cooper, Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer, Taniya S. Nagpal and Bill Kilburn on Why Nature Matters: Mood Walks as a Holistic Program. At the end of the day we had an opportunity to meet some of the students at Ryerson University who are participating in Mood Routes and who shared their experience and all the benefits they are experiencing from the Walks.

For a full agenda of the day please click here.

Below are presentations from the Retreat day:

CICMH-HOSA – Marija Padjen

Mood Walks – Youth in Transition

OCASI Moodwalks Collaboration – Dr Sajedeh Zahraei

Stepping into Nature: A Partnership in Action – Nekeisha Mohammed & Brian Kemp

Exercise is Medicine – Taniya Nagpal

Get the Health Outdoors – Dr Nathan Cooper

Nature – Walking as Learning Strategy and Mood Routes – Dr Deena Kara Shaffer

Below are some photos from the Retreat day:

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