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

London Community Foundation Grant Announcement...

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Last night at a special Community Vitality event, it was publicly announced that Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex, in partnership with USC Western; Society of Graduate Students - Western University; King’s University College; Western University; Fanshawe College – for “Bridging Community & Campus Services to Support Students’ Mental Health.” Grant amount: $238,181...


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Algoma University Signs Agreement with CMHA...

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Algoma University has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) on an agreement that will improve mental health services to students. The initiative comes at a time when student demand for mental health services is soaring across the country. More than ever, providing mental health training to university employees is critical to the well-being of students. This initiative...


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Students Celebrate Government Investment into Increased Mental Health ...

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The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is celebrating significant achievements for Ontarian students following today’s announcement by Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, regarding increased allocations in funding to support mental health services and supports across Ontario’s post-secondary...


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Ontario Boosts Mental Health Supports for People Across the Province...

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Province Funding Increased Mental Health Programs and Services Through 2017 Budget May 3, 2017 9:45 A.M. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development As part of the 2017 Budget, Ontario is boosting funding for mental health services and supports for people across the province. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister...


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Children’s Mental Health System in Crisis, says Canadian Advocat...

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Beth Nowosad started feeling anxious and suffering panic attacks in Grade 8. A counsellor at her elementary school was no help. In high school “there were absolutely no resources,” and by Grade 10 she was self-harming. Before her 18th birthday, she tried to kill herself and ended up in hospital. “Unfortunately, the funding isn’t there” to help kids, said Nowosad,...


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Are Universities Doing Enough to Support Mental Health?...

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Students report feeling overwhelmed while their schools struggle to address the demand for help   University isn’t meant to be easy, but it isn’t supposed to be this hard: since November 2016, the University of Guelph has lost four students to suicide. After the fourth death, in mid-January, the school sent out another statement reminding staff and students about the counselling...


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UW Advisory Committee on Mental Health: Students Needed...

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WATERLOO — A move by the University of Waterloo to create an advisory committee on mental health after a second student suicide on campus should have students on its task force to offer suggestions on their mental health. That's the advice of Tana Nash, executive director of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. "Who better to tell them what they need and what they see as...


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Student advocates share ideas on post-secondary mental health services...

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Professors’ attitudes, better service advertising key to success, students say at jack.org conference. Alexis Lahorra was already going through a tough time when she arrived at Concordia University. In the months before her first year began, she had become the target of cyberbullying. University brought its own stresses and strains. Lahorra stopped going to class. She knew she needed...


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Teens Draw on Experience to Create Mental Health Program for High Scho...

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Students use storytelling and art to engage peers in discussing stress, anxiety and resilience By Andrea Gordon The girl with the ponytail and hightop sneakers looks like any other teenager as she grabs a book from her locker and trudges down the corridor to class. But the whisper of a violin signals there’s more going on behind the scene. Over the course of the next 13 minutes...


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For small towns on the Bay of Quinte, the future is immigration...

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The latest census shows more than 200 Canadian towns saw their populations fall in the last five years. One Ontario community is trying to sustain its population and economic growth through immigration. TORSTAR - Richard Joseph had never heard of Belleville, but the immigrant from India is now calling it home — and loving it. “A smaller community makes the transition easier....


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