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

Frameworks & Strategies

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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CACUSS Community of Practice for Campus Mental Health Inventory

The CACUSS Community of Practice for Campus Mental Health developed an online, interactive inventory that is designed to help colleges, institutes, and universities self-evaluate and plan action systemically supporting mental health on campus. This inventory is supplementary to the Post-Secondary...

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York University Mental Health Strategy

In 2012, York University established a Mental Health Action Group with a mandate to provide advice on developing and implementing a pan-university mental health strategy. The group considered existing institutional policies and procedures and the emerging needs of the community, and undertook...

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Environmental Scan of Promising Practices and Indicators Relevant to Campus Mental Health

Many postsecondary institutions are currently grappling with how to operationalize their emerging mental health strategies and plans and are looking for support in developing concrete goals, strategies, and indicators to support them in evidence-based planning and evaluation. Commissioned...

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FITA Program Manual

This "From Intention To Action" (FITA) manual offers a clear model of student service that can be employed in starting up similar programs in other colleges, universities, and high schools. The FITA program has the potential to make significant changes in the lives of students and the educational...

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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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Cornell University Mental Health Framework

Cornell's comprehensive and integrated public health approach has informed and continues to reflect the best practices represented by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/Jed Foundation Model for Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion. That model is drawn primarily...

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UBC’s Mental Health and Well-being Strategy

UBC’s focus on people, undergraduate and graduate student experiences, and the development of a vibrant intellectual community is strengthened significantly through a commitment to enhancing student mental health and well-being.

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Brock University Mental Health Frameworks & Strategies

In order to fulfill its role as a leader and in recognition of the growing attention towards the importance of addressing mental health and wellness in the postsecondary education sector, Brock University created its Mental Health Management Advisory Committee, and is putting forward this initial...

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Queen’s University Mental Health Frameworks & Strategies

The Commission on Mental Health was established by Principal Daniel Woolf in September 2011 to assist the university in its ongoing efforts to be a proactive and responsive community that promotes the well-being and success of every undergraduate, graduate and professional student from the...

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Healthy University Model & Framework (UK Model)

In October 2009 the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) were commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) to work on a Department of Health (DH) funded project which involved the development of a model for Healthy Universities...

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Plan and Implement a Systemic Mental Health and Wellness Strategy on your Campus

This guide outlines a framework for addressing student mental health in postsecondary institutions. Mental health and wellbeing in postsecondary education settings: A literature and environmental scan to support planning and action in Canada (MacKean, 2011) is another resource that outlines...

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