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


Promising Programs and Practices to Support Student Mental Health in Residence

On March 4, 2015 CICMH had the opportunity to Ask the Experts about “Residence Life: Promising Programs and Practices to Support Student Mental Health”

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Key learnings:

  • How the Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO) helps support students’ mental health
  • Campus housing systems and how they are structured to provide support to residence life staff and students who are facing mental health concerns
  • The role of embedded counselors in residence; typical interactions and concerns they encounter; and how they work with on-campus services and community resources to support students with mental health concerns
  • A case management approach and how it can be used to respond to students at risk


Mike Porrit: Director of Housing and Conference Services, McMaster University, Board of Directors, OACUHO (Power Point Slides)

Freeman Woolnough: Residence Outreach Counsellor, Queen’s University (CICMH Webinar Freeman)

Michelle DeIrish: Project Lead, Campus Mental Health Partnerships, Centennial College (CICMH Residence Webinar: Michelles Slides)


The Ask the Experts webinar series is a collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, CAMH HPRC and EENet