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

Student-led Initiatives and Resources

MHCC’s Youth-Friendly Version of the Mental Health Strategy

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released The Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Youth Perspective. This document, which was written by the MHCC’s Youth Council, is an adaptation of Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. Drawing on...

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Cope Care Connect

Please see the attached booklet on Cope Care Connect at Brock University. CopeCareConnect is a student-to-student program that helps students cope with the pressures we all face. The current year's campaign is now complete. For the next little while, this CopeCareConnect website won't be...

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Campus Mental Health Know Your Rights: A guide for students who want to seek help for mental illness or emotional distress.

 This is an American resource/guide for college and university students that aims to help them learn about their legal rights when seeking mental health services. The guide also explains what students can expect in their interactions with mental health service providers and what obligations...

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Student Health 101: Health promotion by students for students

The Student Health 101 program has evolved into a fully integrated wellness   communication system. Student Health 101 seeks to create valuable content for students that is distributed in an active way throughout the school year. The development of Student Health 101 has been driven...

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Active Minds

Active Minds supports a network of campus-based chapters across the United States and Canada that are made up of students passionate about mental health advocacy and education. Chapters provide their campuses with a wide range of programming that educates their peers about mental health, connects...

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COPE

COPE is a student mental health initiative at McMaster University. They offer general awareness about mental health, well-being and mental illness on campus through social events and connecting students to additional resources on peer supports and wellness education. They have worked closely...

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The Jack Project’s Mental Health Innovation Platform

Jack Hub is an online network for youth leaders from Ontario’s colleges and universities can share, learn and collaborate with other student-led mental health and wellness initiatives across Ontario. It’s a place for young people from across the country to share the work that they are...

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The Yellow Umbrella Project

he Yellow Umbrella Project, is a mental health resource site and awareness campaign for Ontario college campuses. The goal is to stop the stigma surrounding mental health, provide resources and raise awareness for mental health issues within post-secondary education. As one of the lightest...

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