Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Campaign at Dalhousie University aims to improve mental health of firs...

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For many first-year students, excessive drinking and recreational drug use are part of the university experience. However, substance use can take a toll on their mental health, particularly in male students. A new campaign launched at Dalhousie University aims to help those students. “Typically,...


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Prepare your child’s mind early for stressful transition to universi...

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Now that the school year is well under way, most parents have adjusted to the reality of their children being in class – whether it’s kindergarten, university or somewhere in between. These adjustments can be challenging whatever the age of the child. But in particular, adjusting to school...


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Strengthening Health And Wellness Services For Students...

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Students who need help coping with mental health and addictions issues now have increased expertise available to them at The University of Winnipeg as a result of two new unique partnerships with community health organizations which came into effect this month. All services are free for students and allow for a shared-care, collaborative approach to understanding and addressing individual...


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What can U of T do to improve its mental health services?...

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With good reason, discussions of the University of Toronto’s mental health resources usually focus on the Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a service that caters to students with mental illnesses, offering treatments from experienced clinicians that range from pharmacotherapy...


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UVic Launches Student Mental Health Strategy...

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Click here to download the Mental Health Strategy The University of Victoria is launching a comprehensive strategy to support and care for the mental health and well-being of students facing the challenges and stress of university life. UVic’s new Student Mental Health Strategy goes beyond traditional counseling and health services support by providing campus-wide resources and training...


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Getting by with a little help from their friends...

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Students are learning to support each other as part of first in Canada peer wellness-coaching program Kiran Ubi is well aware of the stresses of university life. A second-year science student who plans to study neurobiology and medicine, she admits that maintaining healthy habits during her...


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Student mental health: the situation is more nuanced than it seems...

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There has been much publicity and concern about student mental health in recent months. This partly reflects the rise in students accessing university welfare support and counselling services, with most services experiencing a large increase year on year. A significant proportion (between...


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“I Will Listen”: How Social Media Can Diminish the Stigma of Menta...

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One in four people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Yet often these individuals conceal their difficulties from friends, co-workers, family health professionals and others who could offer help. For the...


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Mental Health Coalition Launch

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A thousand people attended an event organized by new group helping people fight mental illness Click here to watch the video  
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Mental illness: How do I find treatment, and what happens next?...

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To accompany the personal stories of  Canadians with mental illness, we spoke with Dr. Donna Ferguson, a psychologist in the Work, Stress and Health program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, about how to seek treatment, how to talk to family and friends and what barriers...


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