Confederation College Launches a Student Mental Health & Well-Being Strategy

After two years of extensive consultation and a lot of hard work from the entire College community, Confederation College proudly launched its Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy today; the first of its kind among Ontario colleges. The Strategy responds to, among other things, the statistic that one in four students will experience a mental health or addiction issue during their post-secondary education.It also addresses the 49.8 percent of Confederation College students surveyed who indicated that within the last 12 months, their academics was traumatic or very difficult to handle and the 36 per cent who indicated they have felt so depressed it was difficult to function. The document formalizes a plan to continue supporting students in an effort to create a campus community that is deeply conducive to transformative learning and that enhances student mental health and well-being.  Integral to its creation was the Confederation College Mental Health Working Group. “This strategy outlines a systemic approach to promoting mental health and well-being for all of our students,” said Jim Madder, President of Confederation College.  “It will better enable all members of the College community to realize the real potential for mental health and well-being in an environment conducive to learning, working, living and connecting with others.”

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