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Year-end stress ups urgency of Western fundraiser

March 13, 2019

A fraternity at Western University that lost a member to suicide nearly a decade ago continues to raise money for mental health resources on campus, services it says still are lacking at high-stress times of the school year.   Western students are gearing up for the Austen Berlet camp-out for mental health, a student-led event that has added gravity after the suicide of...

Schools not preparing students for 'success in this complex world,' report finds

Ontario needs more counsellors to help students cope with future demands, People for Education says

February 26, 2019

By: Natalie Nanowski    Ontario schools are struggling to prepare students for the future by failing to implement policies on career and life planning, a new report by People for Education say.   The study, “Roadmaps and roadblocks,” argues that groundwork for adulthood should begin in kindergarten, not just in high school, as is most...

Sex assault response training rolling out on Ontario campuses is 'critical'

Creators of training program says myths about sexual violence have 'permeated our thinking'

February 25, 2019

By: Lisa Xing   Students who come forward about their experiences with sexual violence on campuses should be met with a supportive response, according to researchers at Western University, who are launching a training program across Ontario campuses.   The “Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence” training was developed over three years by a team at the...

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...
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