Past Events

2013/2014 Academic Year​

Inspiring Hope: Coaching Yourself to Resilience

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1 - 4 pm

Where: McDonnel Street Activity Centre, 577 McDonnel St.

What: Featuring speakers Lois Tuffin, Editor of Peterborough This Week and Andra Hughes, Wellness Coordinator of the Gardens of Peterborough. Followed by "Coaching Yourself to Resilience," a table talk discussion facilitated by Colleen Cruthers, certified professional Coach, Partner T-R Group. Tickets are $25. Contact us for tickets!

The Happiness Project workshop

Where: Room 401 in Bata Library 

When: April 2nd, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm 

What: Based on Gretchen Reubin's books The Happiness Project and Happier At Home, this is a two hour workshop to have fun and friendly discussions about how to cultivate more happiness in your life. We will discuss how to increase the sources of good, right and growth and decrease the sources of bad in your life by exploring who YOU are. Free snacks will be provided!"For more details or questions about registration, contact us!


When: Thursday, April 3, 2013

Where: Trent Campus, outside of Bata Library

What: A fun-filled day aimed to reduce campus stress and anxiety before final exams. Don’t miss out. Lots of free giveaways and fun activities to enjoy.

Third Annual Let's Talk Dinner and Discussion

When: Thursday, April 3, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: The Seasoned Spoon Cafe, Champlain College 

What: For our third annual Let’s Talk event, we are hoping to bring together faculty, administration and students of the Trent community to engage in a conversation about mental on campus, and how the needs of all Trent members can be met. With the help of facilitator Robyn Hanley, we will explore the topic of inclusive classrooms, addressing the needs of Trent students, staff and faculty. TAM members will facilitate activities and discussion among attendees to share their experiences, concerns and ideas of how mental health is treated on campus, and how it can be improved. A healthy and delicious free meal will be provided courtesy of The Seasoned Spoon catering.

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Second Annual - OverFlow Arts Gala

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Where: Sadleir House, 751 George St. N.
What: Please join us by participating in Trent Active Minds, in partnership with the Sound Off initiative, for our second annual Overflow Art Gala!
Express your relationship with yourself, and enjoy others express theirs, through whatever artful medium you're confident with. For those who weren't with us last year, we had solo music, bands, poetry, monologues, dance, electronic sounds, and plenty of art. Any kind of wavelength, we'd love you to share. Submit art pieces for auction or display, or donate prize pieces for the raffles.

Mental Health for All: Celebrating Clara's Big Ride

When: March 22 at 5 pm

Where: Flemming College, Sutherland Campus

What: Six time Olympic medal winner - Clara Hughes is biking across Canada for mental health initiatives and is stopping in Peterborough along the way. Arriving on March 22, Clara will discuss her personal struggles with mental health. Local organization - Art for Awareness will also be presenting a few pieces from their production - Erasing the Stigma. Don't miss out! Contact: for ticket information




Movie Night & Discussion

When: Monday, February 10, from 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The LEC-Pit
What: Join us for our Self Love Week Movie Night and Discussion! We will be screening, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," tonight, exploring themes of peer pressure, discovering out who you are, mental health struggles, particularly depression, and navigating our way through relationships. The film screening will be followed by an intimate discussion about some of the themes explored. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE.

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Women and Mental Health: An Intimate Conversation with Shelagh Rogers

When: Friday, January 31, from 1 pm - 3 pm
Where: Market Hall, Peterborough
PARN and Partners Present Women and Mental Health: A Conversation with Shelagh Rogers, is a free, public event, including refreshments and musical entertainment. Renowned Canadian jounalist and passionate advocate against the stigma of mental illness, Shelagh Rogers, will discuss her experiences with mental health. Question and Answer session will follow as well as the opportunity for community networking. We promise light will be shed, connections made and preconceived ideas challenged. 


**PARN presents this exciting event in partnership with PCCHU, CMHA, YWCA, Trent Active Minds, the United Way of Peterborough & District, Peterborough Drug Strategy & COIN.


TRENT Talks Series

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: OC Commons
What:Modeled after the TED Talks series, Trent will be hosting a Trent Talks series, with a focus on mental health. Dr. Heather Stuart, the Canada Research Chair in mental health will be present, as well as three TAM members who will be discussing their experiences with mental health. Be sure not to miss it!


Bystander Training 

Where: OC 203
When: Monday, January 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

What: Facilitated by student crisis correspondent - Kate MacIsaac, this FREE, 90-minute training session is developed to equip you with a greater understanding of how to effectively respond to mental health crisis as the bystander. 

Share YOUR Story Series

When: Monday, January 13, from 7 - 9 p.m.
Where: LEC-Pit, Lady Eaton College
What: Join Trent Active Minds for an evening of story telling. Four Trent students 
will share their inspiring experiences with mental health. Questions and discussion will follow. The event is FREE. Refreshments will be provided. For any questions or concerns, contact us.


Winter Cafe Night to end Stigma!

Where: Where: George St United Church Auditorium (Seeds of Change). 
When: Wednesday, December 4. Doors open @ 6

What: Come out and enjoy an evening of local talent! Organized by Canadian Mental Health Association,  the evening aims to bring together aspiring artists who will perform original songs, covers and poems to assist in breaking down the stigma attached to living with a mental illness. For more information contact Kait Kelly:

Movie Night and Discussion: Perks of Being a Wallflower

Where: The LEC Pit

When: Tuesday, November 19, from 6 - 9 p.m.

What: We will be screening Perks of Being a Wallflower and discussing some of the underlying themes. The event is FREE and snacks will be provided!

Art Therapy Workshop

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College

What: TAM's first ever, student-led art therapy workshop, facilitated by Brett Trimbee. All art supplies are provided and the event is FREE.


World Mental Health Awareness Day

When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, ALL DAY

Where: Bata Library

What: TAM will be set up outside of Bata Library, leading an art installation campaign for Mental Health Awareness Day. Come out and hear more about our upcoming initiatives, and participate in our art project. FREE snacks will be provided.


Mental Illness Awareness Week Poster Campaign

When: October 6 - 12, 2013

Where: All over Peterborough and Trent Campus

What: TAM will be designing our first ever student-led poster campaign to raise awareness aobut mental illness. 


Traditional Teaching and Talking Circle

When: Ongoing throughout the year

Where: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College

2012/2013 Academic Year


Let’s Talk Event

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Where: Hobbs Room, Sadleir House
What: Join us for our third annual Let’s Talk event. A constructive and progressive discussion aimed to access how affective TAM and other student organizations are in encouraging mental health initiatives on campus. FREE dinner included


No Stress Day

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Where: Trent Campus, outside of Bata Library

What: A fun-filled day aimed to reduce campus stress and anxiety before final exams. Don’t miss out. Lots of free giveaways and fun activities to enjoy.

Mental Health Under Occupation

When: Wednesday March, 13th at 7 p.m.

Where: Bagnani Hall at Traill College

What: “Mental Health Under Occupation” featuring Mike Reaume who will discuss his experiences serving in a conflict zone and the mental health struggles he experienced upon his return to Canada. Presentation and open discussion. Presented in collaboration with OPIRG and PCPS for Israeli Apartheid Week.

Overflow Art gala

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8 pm

Where: Sadlier House

What: For the first time in TAM’s history, we held an art gala/concert. Hoping to cultivate a community of Trent musicians, artists and art appreciators, we invited bands, individual musicians, poets, dramatists, to perform and artists who wished to have their work displayed were asked to submit pieces that are in some way related to wellness. Admission was pay what you can, and all of the money went towards Active Minds Inc., initiatives.

First Annual Wellness Symposium

On February 9, 2013, TAM held our First Annual Wellness symposium. It was an interactive, educational and fun-filled afternoon that included guest-speakers, workshops and discussions on varying topics of mental health. From meditation and art as coping mechanisms, to nutrition and sexual health, the symposium explored an array of topics to help equip attendee’s with tools to enjoy a mentally healthy new year. Lunch was free for all participants and catered by The Seasoned Spoon.

Symposium Schedule

11-11:35: Registration, opening remarks from President Franklin, Stewart Engelberg, and TAM Executives

11:35 – 1: Workshop Series 1 (Attendee’s may choose one of the following):

“Meditation in Health and Well-being” by Sharon Hepburn, Spiritual Resources Introduction by Glenn Empey
“Suicide – the picture now and what we can do to change it,” by Joni White
A two part workshop: Part 1 - “Physical Activity: It’s relationship with Physical and Mental Well-being,” by Erica Colley & Part 2 – “Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault,” by Karen Basciano
1 – 1:55: lunch

2 – 2:40: Keynote speaker - Aedan Shaughnessy. Trent Alumni discusses his personal experience with a mental illness

2:45 – 3:45: Workshop Series 2 (Attendee’s may choose one of the following):

“Using Art Therapy as a Coping Mechanism,” by Shaela Kinting & Myria Rei Solas
“Budgeting Time and Money for Students,” by Kristi Kerford & Nancy Jackson
“Transformative Learning,” by Lindy Garneau
3:50 – 5: Panel Discussion - “Nurturing our Mental Health through Exploration” & Closing remarks



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