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

Transitions

Transitions between Secondary & Postsecondary

From Nov 2 - 4, 2015 the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) hosted their Consensus Conference on the Mental Health of Emerging Adults in Ottawa. This conference focused on removing barriers that can prevent successful transition from child and youth to adult mental health services. The...

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Online resource to prepare U.S. students for postsecondary

Set to Go is a new online resource to help prepare for the transition to college and beyond - from developing basic life skills and building social-emotional competence, to learning the fundamentals of mental health and substance abuse and navigating the transition itself. Set to Go helps teens...

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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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Promoting Youth Mental Health Through the Transition from High School: Literature review and environmental scan

A report focusing on transitions that was published by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). This report describes related concepts and the academic literature on student mental health promotion, identifies relevant programs, and outlines what we consider to be important...

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Resources for College Preparation

It’s common for students to have concerns about whether they’re prepared for their college programs. Colleges are accustomed to assessing incoming students and ensuring that appropriate resources are in place to support their success, including remediation where needed, and the attached...

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University Support & Resources for Ontario High School Students

This list of resources meant to augment learning and the skill sets needed for academic success in university. The following programs are available to all students attending Ontario universities. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, partly because universities regularly make adjustments...

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Campus Vibez

Campus Vibez was established to help high school students with their post-secondary decision making and transition through the use of educational technology. Postsecondary education is one of the most important and emotional decisions facing high school students, and Campus Vibez is their...

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CMHA – Your Education

Attending college or university opens up an exciting world of possibilities. It can also be pretty challenging. But if you're living with a mental illness, you've faced challenges before. This resource is designed to make your transition to college or university just a little bit easier. It...

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Transitions Resource Guide

This guide is a way for students with disabilities to arm themselves with knowledge they need to access resources at college and university and to make a successful transition from secondary to postsecondary school. It is aimed to support students as they make the transition in two ways. The Resources section...

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SHIFT (Students Heading into Full Time) for Students with Disabilities

Are you a student from high school, college or the workplace going into full time postsecondary studies? Do you have a disability that impacts your learning? Get connected with SHIFT (Students Heading into Full Time), Ryerson's summer transition program, and improve your shift into first...

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Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP)

Are you looking for a way to qualify for university admission? The Enriched Support Program (ESP) and the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program (AESP) are programs designed to help you start university now while bridging to degree admission. Students take three introductory university credits...

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A Case for Change: A First Year Experience at York University

The need for a comprehensive strategy on the first year experience at York has never been more urgent. The university faces many challenges: year-over-year declines in applicant market share, weak first-to-second year undergraduate retention rates, low NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement)...

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The Inclusive University: Transition from secondary to postsecondary education

The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies at Syracuse University has put together an excellent online resource with handbooks, reports and resources that are primarily focused on the transition from high school to postsecondary opportunities. Some resources on the transition...

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Transitions to Postsecondary Education Program

Transitions to Postsecondary Education is a supported education, three semester program at George Brown College (Toronto, Ontario) for individuals who are facing challenges with mental health and /or addictions issues. The program provides students with the opportunity to assess new pathways...

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Transition Year for Parents and Students

TransitionYear.org, is a resource for schools and students in the United States. The Jed Foundation and The American Psychiatric Foundation partnered with TransitionYear.org, which provides information and tools to assist with the smooth, safe and healthy transition of students from high school...

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Trends and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning to Postsecondary

Alcorn MacKay, S. (2010). Identifying Trends and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning into Postsecondary. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

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Transition to Postsecondary Education: Resource guide for students with disabilities

The Transition Resource Guide's purpose is to help give students the knowledge they need to make a successful transition to college or university. There is information regarding personal finances, residence life, students with disabilities and specifics about each Ontario College or University.

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Transitioning to Campus Life: Youth Mental Health – Video

CAMH Psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Levinson talks about youth mental health on campus and how both students and parents can manage issues that arise during that stressful time.      

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Transitions

Transitions is a guide that provides first-year students with information on topics including time management, relationships, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. The guide also includes mental health self-help information and contains recommendations where students can...

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