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

More Feet on the Ground Campaign

More Feet on the Ground Campaign

Tuesday June 9th, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Workshop Overview

The More Feet on the Ground Campaign was created with the intention of offering a comprehensive, interactive and effective approach to educating and training campus community members.  Deliverables of the campaign included an online training module, an on-campus psycho-educational workshop series, and a regional mental health forum.

This presentation provides an overview and demonstration of the components of the More Feet on the Ground campaign. Specifically: 

Online Training Module:  An overview of the purpose, development, implementation, and impact of an online mental health education training module.

Psycho-Educational Group Information and Skills Development Series:  An overview of the purpose, development, implementation, and impact of the psycho-educational group information and skill development series facilitated at Brock University and Niagara College.   Best-practices and opportunities for replication on other campuses will be explored and demonstrated.

Regional Mental Health Forum:  Highlight of the results and impact of hosting a regional mental health forum for postsecondary institutions, mental health service providers, and community service agencies. 


Melodie Shick-Porter, Director of Student Health Services, Brock University

Melodie is the Director of Student Health Services, at Brock University and Co-Director of Leave The Pack Behind. She has worked in health care and nursing for over 35 years’ which extends from hospital-emergency experience, Public Health to Student Health Services (Brock and Concordia University).  Melodie is instrumental in providing leadership to clinical student mental health management, health promotion and our peer educational team. 

Les McCurdy-Myers, Manager, Personal Counselling Services, Brock University

Les has been counselling students for over 40 years.  In addition to overseeing Brock’s Counselling Service he developed and manages Brock’s student leadership service which provides skills based training through the Foundations In Leadership Practicum series. Phone: 905-688-5550 Ext. 4123, Email:


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