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Campus Mental Health Partnerships – Extending the Circle of Care

Campus Mental Health Partnerships – Extending the Circle of Care

Tuesday June 9th, 2015 from 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Workshop Overview

Case Management is an effective approach to supporting students with complex mental health issues. This workshop shared learnings from Georgian and Centennial Colleges’ Mental Health Innovation Project – Extending the Circle of Care: A Case Management Approach to Postsecondary Student Mental Health,

Participants learned about:

  1. The importance of the Case Manager role on Campus
  2. Issues to consider when implementing case management on campus
  3. The barriers and benefits of internal and external partnerships
  4. Frameworks and survey tools for professional development and collaborative practice


Michelle DeIrish, Lead, Campus Mental Health Partnership Project, Centennial College

Michelle DeIrish is the Centennial College Lead for the Campus Mental Health Partnerships project. She has worked as a community-based mental health clinician, practice leader and consultant for the past eight years. 

Karyn Baker, Project Lead, Campus Mental Health Partnerships Project, Georgian College

Karyn has worked in community mental health for 30 years and was the Executive Director of the Family Outreach and Response Program in Toronto for 15 years. Karyn also works as a consultant and trainer in the area of mental health recovery. 705-728-1968 ext. 1351, Email:


Extending the Circle of Care PowerPoint Download File
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