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July 10, 2024

Creating New Partnerships – Avoiding Growing Pains

June 6, 2024

As you navigate through a new partnership, it is easy to get lost in the excitement of it. Establishing a partnership that has shared visions and goals is compelling and inspiring but maintaining a sustainable partnership and reducing those ‘growing pains’ can prove to be a challenge. Once your partnership is established, using these tips below can get you started in working towards maintaining an intentional and collaborative relationship with your partner(s).

Campus Community 22-23 Project Summaries

June 6, 2024

The demand for post-secondary student mental health services and supports is increasing. Campuses and community health organizations are struggling to meet this growing demand. Meanwhile, individual campuses and community agencies have unique skills, resources and/or approaches that would benefit other partners. Developing and strengthening partnerships between community mental health agencies and public post-secondary institutions can enable all service providers to better support the needs of post- secondary students. This infosheet summarizes last year's projects.

Culture Shock - Chinese

A Guide for International Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at international students. For many students moving to Canada may result in culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling of being disoriented when entering a new and different culture. As an international student, you are likely making constant adjustments to climate, campus life, time zones, food, language, and social rules or rules of behaviour. This infosheet provides critical information on factors that lead to culture shock, the stages of culture shock, and tips for coping with it.

The Winter Blues - Chinese

A Guide for Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Winter in Canada can bring many changes to the quality of our daily experience. The days get shorter and greyer. The weather is colder, and it may lead us to spend more time indoors. International students who have not experienced winter may find this time especially challenging to their mental wellness. Symptoms such as low energy, irritability, and low mood can arise. This infosheet provides valuable information on the difference between winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well as helpful tips to prevent and manage SAD or winter blues.

Stress and Anxiety - Chinese

A Guide for Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Stress and Anxiety among post-secondary students has always been a prevalent issue on campus. In a 2019 survey, 87% of post-secondary students across Canada reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, and only 24% were receiving treatment for it. A 2021 survey showed international students were deeply impacted by the pandemic, where 50% of students from 84 countries responded that they were at risk of anxiety disorders with social isolation, mental exhaustion and panic attacks. This infosheet provides valuable information on the origins of stress and anxiety, how to manage them, and how to seek support.

Rest and Sleep - Chinese

A Guide for Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. As a student, meeting deadlines, adjusting to new time zones, and feelings of stress, may lead you to struggle with sleep and rest. Data from the spring 2019 National College Health Assessment survey suggests that 29% of students have sleep difficulties that are affecting their academic studies. This infosheet provides valuable information on different kinds of sleep and rest, their benefits, and some tips for better sleep hygiene.

Culture Shock - Gujarati

A Guide for International Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at international students. For many students moving to Canada may result in culture shock. Culture shock is the feeling of being disoriented when entering a new and different culture. As an international student, you are likely making constant adjustments to climate, campus life, time zones, food, language, and social rules or rules of behaviour. This infosheet provides critical information on factors that lead to culture shock, the stages of culture shock, and tips for coping with it.

The Winter Blues - Gujarati

A Guide for Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Winter in Canada can bring many changes to the quality of our daily experience. The days get shorter and greyer. The weather is colder, and it may lead us to spend more time indoors. International students who have not experienced winter may find this time especially challenging to their mental wellness. Symptoms such as low energy, irritability, and low mood can arise. This infosheet provides valuable information on the difference between winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as well as helpful tips to prevent and manage SAD or winter blues.

Stress and Anxiety - Gujarati

A Guide for Students

March 28, 2024

This infosheet is aimed specifically at students. Stress and Anxiety among post-secondary students has always been a prevalent issue on campus. In a 2019 survey, 87% of post-secondary students across Canada reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, and only 24% were receiving treatment for it. A 2021 survey showed international students were deeply impacted by the pandemic, where 50% of students from 84 countries responded that they were at risk of anxiety disorders with social isolation, mental exhaustion and panic attacks. This infosheet provides valuable information on the origins of stress and anxiety, how to manage them, and how to seek support.