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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.

Developing a Campus Mental Health Strategy

June 25, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Dr. Andrew Szeto and Dr. Jennifer Thannhauser will join us to discuss their journey with the renewal and evaluation of the mental health strategy at the University of Calgary. They will highlight themes that emerged from this journey and the research surrounding them. These themes include upstream strategies for student mental health, post-secondary resilience, academic culture, and community support.

HEQCO - Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps

March 28, 2024

Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps was written by Ken Chatoor, Natalie Pilla, Lena Balata, Haleemah Shah & Amy Kaufman, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Toolkit: CICMH Mental Health Resources

A digital toolkit for post-secondary students, staff and faculty

August 30, 2023

The CICMH digital mental health resource toolkit includes a brief overview of the free mental health resources available on our website. Feel free to share the package with colleagues and students. The materials can be used as a complement to your orientation package.

Beyond knowledge: Preparing students for an uncertain future

June 13, 2023

This paper outlines an emerging vision, rooted in common aspirations shared in recent conversations across the Ontario Education Partner Discussion Table, and system priorities that education partners have identified to realize this emerging vision. Education Partner Discussion Table members represent a diverse selection of organizations in the K-12 and post-secondary education sectors.

Exploring the Intersection of Post-Secondary Student Food Insecurity and Mental Health

Implications for Current and Future Post-Secondary Student Programming and Services

May 9, 2023

This report, prepared for Meal Exchange through the Social Connectedness Fellowship Program, explores the intersection of post-secondary student food insecurity and mental health and how its findings can be used to support post-secondary student food security programming and services.

Food Security Advocacy and Activism Among Post-Secondary Students: A Case Study of Lakehead University

May 9, 2023

In this MA thesis, using a feminist intersectional case study approach, the author examines how the identities of student activists influence their activism and advocacy on food insecurity on campus at Lakehead University.

The Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

May 26, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by representatives of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation to discuss the Campus Mental Health Action Tracker. This new tool helps mental health professionals and other campus stakeholders track their journey toward improved student mental health and alignment with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. Come learn about the Standard, how to use the Tracker, the benefits of using it, and how it came to be. The session will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

Cultivating Trauma-Informed Spaces in Education: Promising Practices Manual

February 15, 2023

Cultivating Trauma-Informed Spaces in Education Promising Practices Manual is an outcome of a Sheridan Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activities Growth Grant. The project goal was to develop proactive measures to enhance student support, and safer learning experiences, and reduce trauma, re-traumatization, and vicarious trauma. The Manual is intended to support increased awareness of trauma and the importance of Trauma-Informed Education in post-secondary education. It includes a framework, including macro, mezzo, and micro level organizational recommendations and pedagogical practices. It is a tool to support educators and educational institutions, through a preventative and harm-reducing approach, to support more compassionate, supportive, equitable and flexible learning spaces and workplaces.