Student Project at Brock University wins Mental Health 2.0 Contest
Brock University’s mental health campaign called Cope-Care-Connect – with a bustling Facebook page at its heart – has taken first prize from among Ontario’s 21 universities for a student project aimed at helping students reach out for help with mental health problems. The contest, run jointly by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario government, encouraged students to dream up ways to use social media to help students talk about mental health problems and reach out for help. University of Waterloo students Kristin Brown and Stephanie Lu won second prizes with a Facebook site called Stand Up To Stigma. Their Stand Up To Stigma campaign, also based on a Facebook page, features testimonials by students and staff about the need to be open about mental health, and directed students to an array of support services. To learn more, click here.