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

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Professional Practice and Jurisprudence for Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario

The purpose of this 2013 handbook is to provide information on the ethical and legal framework within which Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) practice in Ontario. There are three main sections to this document:Section 1 discusses professionalism and self regulation and how these concepts...

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Student Mental Health and the Law (American Resource)

The JED Foundation created this comprehensive resource in collaboration with leading experts in higher education law, administration and mental health. This guide provides clarification of FERPA, disability law and other legal issues American colleges face, and includes “good practice”...

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Personal Stories

The Council of Universities (COU) has built a website with accessibility resources. On this site, you can find videos about mental health challenges on campus, and how university students, educators and staff can respond to them. Audiences for this material include faculty members and associations,...

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The M2 Peer Mentoring Program

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has provided funding to researchers at Queen’s University to develop and pilot test a peer mentoring program geared to students with mental health problems. The M2 Peer Mentoring Program matches upper year students (mentors) with students...

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Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support

The Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support are intended to encourage the development of more peer support capacity in Canada and strengthen existing peer support initiatives. These Guidelines were developed in collaboration with peer support workers across the country. The...

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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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BreathingRoom™

BreathingRoom™ is an online program designed to build students’ resilience and coping skills. BreathingRoom was developed by the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM) in collaboration with Mount Royal University, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services....

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)  is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until...

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Safer & Accepting Campuses

Safer & Accepting Campuses is an innovative new program of Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (About ECHRT). Launched in Ontario, the program is a multi-phased approach to creating safer and more accepting and inclusive campuses at Canada’s colleges and universities. With the goal of improving...

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How to Assist a Student in Difficulty: Making a good referral

This resource was created by McMaster University's Student Wellness Center. The Wellness Center is the place on campus to address student wellness needs. By providing a wide range of Counselling Options, Medical Services and Wellness Education resources, their aim is to enhance student's academic...

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An Integrated Approach to Responding to Students in Distress

This framework was created at Carleton University for counselors who come into contact with students in distress. The protocols listed in the framework support our community in its effort to provide students with a safe and supportive environment in which to learn. These policies and protocols...

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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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Academic Accommodations Project

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) provided funding to researchers at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College to review the area of documentation standards and guidelines for academic accommodations for students with mental health disabilities attending postsecondary institutions....

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Practical Tips and Strategies for Teaching Students with Mental Health Disabilities

The Council of Ontario Universities partnered with the University of Toronto and the Government of Ontario, through the Enabling Change Program, and developed a resource of practical teaching tips and strategies that can be used to help ensure effective and productive learning environments...

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