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Mental Health and Wellbeing Credit Course

Mental Health and Wellbeing Credit Course

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

Workshop Overview

PSYC*1400 Mental Health and Wellbeing is a for credit course recently developed in a partnership with Student Life, Student Accessibility Services and the Department of Psychology for students at the University of Guelph who have an identified mental health challenge. The presentation will provide an overview of the course procedures, content as well as its evaluation. 

There are three central aims of the course including increased mental health/illness knowledge and understanding, increased academic self-efficacy in the context of mental health challenges, and awareness/practice at skills for improving wellbeing. Additionally, the course provides the opportunity to orient students to important supports available on campus, in the community and online.

Participants learned about the approach and content of the course, and the experience of implementing and evaluating the course at Guelph University, and the benefits of offering a for credit course as a powerful way of reaching students with important learning related to their mental health and academic self-efficacy. 


Dr. Margaret Lumley, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph

Dr. Margaret Lumley is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Guelph Dr. Lumley’s research examines the cognitive, emotional and interpersonal factors that contribute to emotional problems and also that support resilience and wellbeing among youth. Her research work has been funded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ministry of Education. Phone: (226) 979-1579 Email:


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