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Shaughn O’Brien Mental Health Fund

Join us on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, for Concordia University of Edmonton’s fifth annual President’s Fundraising Breakfast for Mental Health

About this Event

The world has changed, and accessing mental health services and supports has never been more important. In recent years, Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has been working to emphasize the importance of mental health and wellness, and has invested significantly to provide students with the support they need to be successful and reach their full potential. Through services like counselling and peer support, and initiatives like wellness events, campaigns, and workshops, our objective is to ensure every student feels supported at CUE no matter their social, economic, or environmental circumstances.

Created in memory of a student we lost far too soon, the Shaughn O’Brien Mental Health Fund has raised over $140,000 and continues to support on campus initiatives designed to reduce the stigma of mental health, and promote wellness and resiliency.

This year’s breakfast will be hosted by Christian Potolicki, a current CUE student, and will feature talks from alumna Tiffany Snow, and another current student, Mikolas Mykietyshyn on how they navigate challenging issues related to mental health. We will also be joined by Marina Hutton, who will lead us through a mindfulness exercise, and Shaughn O’Brien’s mother, Shelagh O’Brien.

We hope you’ll join us for the President’s Fundraising Mental Health Breakfast; your involvement and support will help us create a strong campus for the students of today and tomorrow.