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

Expanded Mental Health and Addictions Strategy...

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Ontario will build on the first three years of its Mental Health and Addictions Strategy through five strategic pillars for action. This update explains the progress to date and the Strategy moving forward. Click here to view the .pdf document.
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Mental Health Centres Applaud Ontario Mental Health Strategy...

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The Ontario government's next phase of its mental health strategy was welcomed by the province's specialty mental health centres: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), The Royal, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. "The strategy began with an important investment in the early years and is now moving to a...


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Western University researchers use motivational coaching to help young...

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A new study from Western University has produced remarkable results in the battle against butting out. The research team from Western's Faculty of Health Sciences used motivational interviewing with young adults (19-25) attempting to quit smoking and found that more than one in every four participants were smoke-free at the one-year, post-intervention, follow-up interview. While previous...


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Royal College Calls for action to address Canada’s inadequate su...

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OTTAWA, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's support system for early childhood lags far behind other countries and action is urgently needed, said the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a new position statement issued today. To address this crisis, the Royal College and its partners have issued 15 recommendations to improve the health and wellness of Canada's children, including...


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Ontario Division and local branches featured at CMHA National conferen...

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Called Strengthening our Collective Voice, the conference was launched by Robb Nash, a successful musician turned philanthropist. He shared his story and the work he does in schools to inspire youth to be world changers and live lives of purpose. The remainder of the first day of the conference...


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Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer...

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If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common disorders in the world. It is the biggest cause...


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Outsourcing of mental health counselling slowly expands at Canadian un...

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The University of Prince Edward Island announced this fall it would begin offering students access to 24-hour mobile counselling. This student support program comes as part of a two-year contract with Morneau Shepell, a Canadian outsourcing agency specializing in employee health and wellness...


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Making mental health matter on campus...

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It can be a hard time of year for post-secondary students struggling to balance the sometimes all-encompassing demands of looming deadlines and back-to-back midterms, while juggling work and personal life, for some at an institution far from home. It's the unique challenges of student life...


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Weekend hackathon produces original mobile apps to improve student men...

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TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On Sunday November 9, hackers from across Ontario demonstrated 14 original mobile app concepts to support the mental health and wellbeing of post-secondary students. These new designs were the product of a weekend-long 'hackathon', where programmers, engineers,...


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Student help line finds 50 callers a month considering suicide...

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At least twice a month, Duane answers a call from a university or college student who is thinking of committing suicide.He’s a front-line counsellor for Ontario’s new post-secondary mental health line, which now fields a staggering 1,000 calls a month on everything from mid-terms to missing...


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