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Responding to student mental health concerns in social work education: reflective questions for social work educators

By Sarah Todd, Kenta Asakura, Brenda Morris, Brooke Eagle & Gareth Park

February 4, 2019

In this paper, we explore ways in which social work educators might respond to students who report that mental health issues underlie their difficulty in meeting core competencies, or otherwise use the language of mental health to describe their struggles to succeed in social work programs. We discuss various trends in policy responses in Canada,...

Student mental health services at McGill transformed by new 
Rossy Student Wellness Hub

News A partnership between The Rossy Foundation and McGill University establishes a new approach to student wellness and mental health, as well as a revitalized physical space

February 4, 2019

McGill University announced today a new approach to student mental health and well-being that includes the Rossy Student Wellness Hub. The ambitious $14-million initiative reimagines the way health services are provided, with a newly integrated, campus-wide approach to physical and mental health and wellness, and a greater emphasis on awareness, prevention and earlier intervention. McGill’s...

College introduces free psychotherapy services

January 31, 2019

Students at Northern College were introduced to two new, free psychotherapy services they can use for help dealing with low mood, stress, and worry. Both skill-building programs, funded by the Ontario Government, are designed to help adults and youth with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.   BounceBack is a telephonecoaching program with workbooks and videos and Big White...

Statement by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott on Bell Let's Talk Day

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 9:00 A.M.   Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care   On Bell Let’s Talk Day, we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health. The important conversations taking place today – online, in the workplace and in our communities – reduce...

Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People's Mental Health

Ph.D. candidates suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation at astonishingly high rates.

December 4, 2018

By: Alia Wong   “I was always gung ho about going to graduate school for some reason,” reflects Everet Rummel, a data analyst at the City University of New York. “That was naive.”   Rummel was indeed gung ho, embarking on a doctoral program in economics immediately after completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just...

The Centre Published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions

November 16, 2018

Systemic issues in the post-secondary mental health sector, including the challenges of maintaining best practices, are key issues in newly published research by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre).   Authored by the Centre’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Pearlyn Ng, and Director, Marija Padgen, “An Overview of Post-Secondary Mental Health...

The Centre Holds its Second Northern Regional Forum in North Bay on Campus Mental Health

November 14, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre) held its second Northern Regional Forum at Nipissing University on November 6, 2018 to continue to build and  encourage collaboration and partnership building between local campuses and community   Over 30 participants from seven campuses and eight community organizations  from across Northern Ontario participated in...

Laurentian University students vote to each pay $50 to mental health services

November 14, 2018

Laurentian University students voted this month to double the budget for mental health services on campus and the extra money will be coming out of their own pockets.   Two-thirds of students who voted in the referendum approved a $50 non-refundable fee to be paid for by all of 9,800 students at Laurentian, only 13 per...

Kids less emotionally, physically healthy than five years ago, TDSB data indicates

November 14, 2018

TORONTO — New data from Canada’s largest school board indicates its students’ emotional and physical health has declined over the last five years.   The Toronto District School Board has released the results of its latest census, which was conducted last year and includes data from 220,000 students and parents.   The data shows the...

TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data

November 13, 2018

TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data   Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Categories: News Releases   Details about who TDSB students are, their school experiences, relationships at school, physical health and emotional well-being are all part of the 2017 Student and Parent Census released today by the Toronto District School Board.   More than 220,000 students and...
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