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

Crisis Prevention and Management

Together to Live

Together to Live is an online toolkit for addressing youth suicide in the community. The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (the Centre) created this website as a tool for service providers working with children and youth to help them bring their community...

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Framework for Successful Messaging

The Framework for Successful Messaging is a resource to help people messaging about suicide to develop messages that are strategic, safe, positive, and make use of relevant guidelines and best practices. This website can help postsecondary institutions develop messages about suicide that follow...

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Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses, created by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA), provides guidance for colleges and universities for responding to a suicide on campus. The Guide is meant to be both a training tool (to be used in preparing a...

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How to Help Anguished Students

How to Help Anguished Students As a campus professional, you may wonder what your colleagues or you can do when you think a student needs assistance. The Chronicle of Higher Education (a American source of news, information, and jobs for colleges and universities), have printed a booklet,...

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Campus Mental Health Partnerships: Case management toolkit

This toolkit contains forms, protocols, frameworks, survey tools, education and awareness materials created for the Campus Mental Health Partnerships: Extending the Circle of Care project. This second round Mental Health Innovation Fund project was led by Georgian College, in partnership with...

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Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Watch the President of IASP's message for World Suicide Prevention Day 2014. Click here Participate in Cycle Around the World, a worldwide initiative to raise awareness about mental health issues and suicidal behaviour and ideation, and connectedness. Click here Click...

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Balancing Individual Safety, Community Safety, and Quality of Life: How to improve interactions between police/security and people with mental illness

At an historic two-day conference in Toronto, Ontario in March 2014, co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), stakeholders from policing, mental health, criminal justice, and people with lived experience of mental illness...

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Suicide Risk Assessment Process, Guidelines & Forms

This document includes four resources/forms that were developed by the Counselling and Accessibility Services department of Fanshawe College (London, Ontario). This department created a task group to identify current suicide risk assessment processes, guidelines, best practices and forms ....

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How to Assist a Student in Difficulty: Making a good referral

This resource was created by McMaster University's Student Wellness Center. The Wellness Center is the place on campus to address student wellness needs. By providing a wide range of Counselling Options, Medical Services and Wellness Education resources, their aim is to enhance student's academic...

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An Integrated Approach to Responding to Students in Distress

This framework was created at Carleton University for counselors who come into contact with students in distress. The protocols listed in the framework support our community in its effort to provide students with a safe and supportive environment in which to learn. These policies and protocols...

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