Brain Awareness Week

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University of the Pacific

Organized by:
University of the Pacific

Participating Organizations:
University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, Mental Health Awareness Committee, The Wellness Center of San Joaquin County

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We hosted a speaker event that discussed how stress affects the brain and how to manage stress to fellow university students at UOP as well as hold workshops on de-stressing. We hosted outdoor activity events with sports, relay races, and other fun activities. We handed out MHAC pins that reminded students to destress and relax throughout the day. They could post these pins onto their backpacks or shirts! We hosted a de-stress night event with painting and music to allow for students to socialize. We tried to promote awareness about mental health at all of these events through games and Kahoots.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

These were successful because we were able to get students to RSVP to all of the events we hosted at maximum capacity!

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain Bookmark
  • Brain Awareness Week Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Yes, it has helped tremendously! With the resources the DANA foundation provides, MHAC is able impact the community and spread awareness about mental health. We are also help students relax from their busy school schedule and de-stress for a few hours. While they are de-stressing, we spread information about mental health that they can then spread to others!

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

More fun activities for older patients!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I will follow DANA foundation on our official page right now!

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Randeep Aujla

Contact Phone:

916-834-7224

Contact Email:

r_aujla@u.pacific.edu

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