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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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Academic Accommodations: A Student Guide

This guide to Academic Accommodations was developed by the Developing Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Academic Accommodations for Students with Mental Health Disabilities Attending Postsecondary Institutions in Ontario – MHIF Project. It provides students with tips and tricks to...

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Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units

The CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre based within CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program is pleased to launch the report Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units.  This report highlights the results of a 2015 provincial survey conducted as...

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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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CAMH Substance Abuse Health Promotion Resources

Saying When: an app to help you think about when, why and how much you drink. Alcohol consumption is a significant population health issue. While most people drink responsibly, exceeding low-risk drinking is associated with a variety of social and health harms. A helpful resource: Canada's...

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New Report: Reducing Alcohol Harms Among University Students

This report presents a framework that can be used to implement programs and policies that can serve to reduce alcohol harms among the university student population. The framework focuses on highlighting best practices with a focus on three types of interventions: (1) those that seek to...

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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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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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14 Recommendations for Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Postsecondary Students with Mental Health Disabilities

This report outlines a series of recommendations for the post-secondary sector arising from a research study carried out by researchers from Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Funding for this 30- month project, which began in January 2013, was provided by the Ontario Ministry of...

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Ontario’s colleges: Stand-alone policy on sexual assault and sexual violence

A finalized stand-alone policy and protocol on sexual assault and sexual violence is now publicly available at each of Ontario’s 24 colleges. The stand-alone policy and protocol provides precise definitions of sexual assault and sexual violence, sets clear standards for reporting and...

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Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to release Taking the Next Step Forward: Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults, a comprehensive report that details the current state of policies and practices for youth transitioning from child...

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Guidelines on Student Mental Health Policies and Procedures for Higher Education

This guideline has been written for senior leaders and managers, and aims to support institutions in their promotion of mental wellbeing and in the support they provide for students experiencing mental health difficulties.It highlights clear routes of support, ease of access and appropriate...

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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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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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Prescription Monitoring Programs in Canada: Best practice and program review

Prescription psychotropic medications are important therapeutic options in clinical practice and can bring significant improvements to the quality of life of patients. However, some of these medications also have the potential to cause significant harms. The involvement of the healthcare system...

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