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


Speaking Your Language: Promoting Mental Health Awareness and Support for International and Students New to Canada

On March 25, 2015 we had the opportunity to Ask the Experts about “Promoting Mental Health Awareness and Support for International and Students New to Canada”

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Key learnings:

  • Learn to recognize language that international students use to talk about mental health, and incorporate this into your interactions with students
  • Understand some of the key challenges that international students’ face as well as their perceptions towards mental health that have been identified in the international education literature and cross-cultural counselling literature
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges in culturally- or linguistically-specific, or counselling-centered approaches

Presenter Bios:

Abu Arif: Coordinator of International Student Services and the Speaking Your Language project, Ryerson University

Jana Vigor: Lead Writer and Events and Communications Assistant, International Student Services, Ryerson University

Pratishtha Kohli: Third Year student of Psychology and Criminology at U of T, Student Coordinator for Speaking Your Language U of T and Events Director at the Centre for International Experience Global Lounge


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