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

Campus Initiative

Mental Health and Wellness Outcomes for Aboriginal Learners – MHIF

The Aboriginal Resource Centre and Counselling Services at the University of Guelph are working together to build a flexible and culturally sensitive ‘bridge’ that integrates aspects of Aboriginal wisdom and world views, and appropriate western-based therapeutic approaches to mental health. The project will help to more effectively engage and support Aboriginal learners with identified mental health challenges, substance abuse issues and those transitioning to postsecondary education. The program is offered in partnership with Six Nations Polytechnic and Mohawk College.

Project Contact:

Brenda Whiteside

Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs
University of Guelph

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