Infosheets

Our infosheets provide an overview of important topics for front-line staff and others working in campus mental health. Be sure to share them with your co-workers.

Recent Infosheet

Indigenous Post-Secondary Mental Health Needs Assessment

May 13, 2024

The primary objective of this project was to conduct a needs assessment (November 2022-January 2023) to identify existing gaps in supporting Indigenous post-secondary student mental health and well-being across Ontario​. We hoped to understand better how to improve mental health services for Indigenous students from both a student and staff perspective.

Archived Infosheets

Indigenous Post-Secondary Mental Health Needs Assessment

May 13, 2024

The primary objective of this project was to conduct a needs assessment (November 2022-January 2023) to identify existing gaps in supporting Indigenous post-secondary student mental health and well-being across Ontario​. We hoped to understand better how to improve mental health services for Indigenous students from both a student and staff perspective.

The Importance of Problematizing Resilience

April 16, 2024

In this infosheet, we will take the time to problematize some of the pillars of resilience in order to improve our understanding of the concept.

Culture Shock - Chinese

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at international students. For many students moving to Canada may result in culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling of being disoriented when entering a new and different culture. As an international student, you are likely making constant adjustments to climate, campus life, time zones, food, language, and social rules or rules of behaviour. This infosheet provides critical information on factors that lead to culture shock, the stages of culture shock, and tips for coping with it.

The Winter Blues - Chinese

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Winter in Canada can bring many changes to the quality of our daily experience. The days get shorter and greyer. The weather is colder, and it may lead us to spend more time indoors. International students who have not experienced winter may find this time especially challenging to their mental wellness. Symptoms such as low energy, irritability, and low mood can arise. This infosheet provides valuable information on the difference between winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well as helpful tips to prevent and manage SAD or winter blues.

Stress and Anxiety - Chinese

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Stress and Anxiety among post-secondary students has always been a prevalent issue on campus. In a 2019 survey, 87% of post-secondary students across Canada reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, and only 24% were receiving treatment for it. A 2021 survey showed international students were deeply impacted by the pandemic, where 50% of students from 84 countries responded that they were at risk of anxiety disorders with social isolation, mental exhaustion and panic attacks. This infosheet provides valuable information on the origins of stress and anxiety, how to manage them, and how to seek support.

Rest and Sleep - Chinese

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. As a student, meeting deadlines, adjusting to new time zones, and feelings of stress, may lead you to struggle with sleep and rest. Data from the spring 2019 National College Health Assessment survey suggests that 29% of students have sleep difficulties that are affecting their academic studies. This infosheet provides valuable information on different kinds of sleep and rest, their benefits, and some tips for better sleep hygiene.

Culture Shock - Gujarati

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at international students. For many students moving to Canada may result in culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling of being disoriented when entering a new and different culture. As an international student, you are likely making constant adjustments to climate, campus life, time zones, food, language, and social rules or rules of behaviour. This infosheet provides critical information on factors that lead to culture shock, the stages of culture shock, and tips for coping with it.

The Winter Blues - Gujarati

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Winter in Canada can bring many changes to the quality of our daily experience. The days get shorter and greyer. The weather is colder, and it may lead us to spend more time indoors. International students who have not experienced winter may find this time especially challenging to their mental wellness. Symptoms such as low energy, irritability, and low mood can arise. This infosheet provides valuable information on the difference between winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well as helpful tips to prevent and manage SAD or winter blues.

Stress and Anxiety - Gujarati

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Stress and Anxiety among post-secondary students has always been a prevalent issue on campus. In a 2019 survey, 87% of post-secondary students across Canada reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, and only 24% were receiving treatment for it. A 2021 survey showed international students were deeply impacted by the pandemic, where 50% of students from 84 countries responded that they were at risk of anxiety disorders with social isolation, mental exhaustion and panic attacks. This infosheet provides valuable information on the origins of stress and anxiety, how to manage them, and how to seek support.