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

Prevention, Promotion & Wellness

A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress

A Guide to Supporting Students in Distress was prepared on behalf of OCAD University as a part of the Mental Health Innovation Fund. This guide is the result of a campus wide effort to promote mental health and well-being at OCAD University under the leadership of the OCAD University Mental...

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Think Outside the Box: Mental Health Accessibility Project

It’s often assumed that people with disabilities are hyper visible. It’s also often assumed that disability accommodations or accessibility measures are hyper visible, too. For example, when people think about disability and accessibility, they often picture accessible bathrooms, elevators...

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myWellness – A central hub providing information, education, and resources

myWellness is an online information centre that aims to help student navigate their way through their mental health concerns and questions. A main element of myWellness is the anonymous, online mental health assessment tool that provides instant feedback with suggested local and on-campus...

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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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HeadMeds

HeadMeds is a unique resource that campus-based professionals can promote to students, as appropriate, about mental health medication. It provides a range of information and resources geared towards young people aged 13-25, to understand common medications often used to treat mental It was...

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Campus Toolkit for Combatting Sexual Violence

The following documents make up a toolkit for campus-based anti-sexual violence work that has been put together by several students' union representatives. The toolkit includes a collection of best practices for lobbying efforts, outreach and overall awareness and education on campus. Member...

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Carleton Universities Alcohol Awareness Strategy

Document 1: Carleton's webinar summary resource Document 2: Carleton University Alcohol Awareness Strategy

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Youth Suicide Prevention at School

A Resource for School Leadership Teams  School Mental Health ASSIST is a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards to promote student mental health and well-being. It is part of a commitment by the Ministry of Education to Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s...

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Mohawk College – New Vision of Wellness

A Healthy Campus Community is one where the people, processes and spaces contribute to well-being and success for all. It is the words people speak; decisions that are made; actions that are taken, and the culture and systems that are created.   Click the download button to the right...

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How Classroom Design Affects Student Engagement

New data from ongoing Steelcase Education studies shows that classrooms designed for active learning - ie., where physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty - have a significant effect on student engagement. Download the whitepaper by clicking the download...

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The Importance of Seating Location with Active Learning

Ask any professor to describe a “first-row student,” and you will likely hear a description of an engaged learner who pays attention during class, takes notes, and asks questions. A research study (3) from the 1980s has indicated that undergraduate students sitting in the front and center...

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Evidence for Effectiveness of Supportive Learning Environments

Differentiated Evaluation: An Inclusive Evaluation Strategy Aimed at Promoting Student Engagement and Student Learning in Undergraduate Classrooms explored whether evaluation options for students would improve engagement and learning while addressing the challenges of diverse student capabilities. Click...

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The Niagara Wellness Portal

This website utilizes a holistic approach to wellness which is inspired by the Aboriginal concept of the Medicine Wheel. This website serves as a tool for students to gather information and resources for themselves, or for their friends and family. It is a place to learn about mental wellness,...

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