Infosheets

Based on our webinar series, 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

Food Insecurity and Mental Health

April 5, 2022

With a third to one half of students being classified as food insecure globally, this info sheet outlines some of the impacts of food insecurity on mental health, as well as some examples of food security programs that have been developed on campuses across the country.

Archived Infosheets

Food Insecurity and Mental Health

April 5, 2022

With a third to one half of students being classified as food insecure globally, this info sheet outlines some of the impacts of food insecurity on mental health, as well as some examples of food security programs that have been developed on campuses across the country.

Addressing the impact of culture on mental health

March 28, 2022

As student populations on Ontario campuses become more diverse, approaches to supporting student mental health must be flexible and rooted in an understanding of how systems of oppression impact and intersect within diverse campus communities.

Critical Self Reflection in Action

March 24, 2022

Critical reflection involves the identification of deep-seated assumptions, but with the primary purpose of bringing about some improvements in professional practice.

The Winter Blues Infosheet

January 13, 2022

This info sheet defines the winter blues, and seasonal affective disorder, as well as highlighting what causes it, who it affects, what the symptoms are, and how to manage it in one's own life.

Anxiety & Panic Attacks

November 18, 2021

This info sheet identifies the signs of a panic attack, and provides tips on how to manage them, as well as how to support when witnessing a panic attack in someone else.

Test & Exam Anxiety

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.

Impostor Phenomenon

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.