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Test & Exam Anxiety
A guide for teachers to support students
August 16, 2021
This info sheet explores the underpinnings and common signs of test & exam anxiety as well as some strategies to support students who may be experiencing it.
A symptom of systemic inequity
July 15, 2021
Impostor Phenomenon occurs when high-achieving individuals who, despite their objective successes, have persistent self-doubt and fear of being exposed as incompetent or less intelligent. This infosheet highlights how overcoming imposter phenomenon requires system-level change, not necessarily a fix for an individual.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Post-Secondary Institutions
June 22, 2021
Post-secondary institutions across Canada are facing challenges with student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information sheet highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ontario post-secondary student mental health, the learning environment and financial concerns. It also highlights how campus communities have pivoted, adapted and grown in response to these challenging circumstances.
Sexual Violence and Harassment on Campus
May 12, 2021
This Info sheet aims to magnify the focus on this topic by discussing the societal and environmental factors that contribute to the fear and stigma known to deter many from coming forward to report incidents of sexual violence and harassment and how campus staff can take action to reduce these fears.
COVID-19 Financial Assistance
March 12, 2021
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has put together some information around financial assistance that may be helpful for students, staff and recent graduates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Loss and Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 30, 2020
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has put together some information that may be helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caring for young caregivers
April 1, 2020
Young caregivers are especially vulnerable to social isolation, mental health challenges and lower educational attainment. For the estimated 47% of young carers who attend classes, chronic lateness, absenteeism, insufficient time for assignments, anxiety and problems focusing can make balancing schoolwork and caregiving a challenge.
Gambling and Gaming on Campus - A hidden problem?
April 1, 2020
Technological advances have increased the accessibility of gambling beyond traditional land-based activities (e.g. casinos), allowing individuals to gamble from the comfort of their computer or smartphone, any time they feel like it. These advances have also blurred the line between gambling and gaming, with many traditional smartphone or computer-based games now including gambling elements (e.g. loot-boxes).