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Loneliness & Connection

May 25, 2023

This infosheet highlights the definition and dimensions of loneliness, the impacts of loneliness on mental health, the relationship between isolation and connection, as well as tips for coping with loneliness when it appears in our lives.

Examining the Mental Health Needs of Postsecondary Students with Child-maltreatment Histories Seeking Campus Counseling Services

May 10, 2023

This study sought to provide a more nuanced understanding of the significant issues experienced by young adult survivors of child-maltreatment prior to seeking counseling services.

Stress Testing the University Fall Break Policy: Understanding the Impact on Student Mental Health

May 9, 2023

Using case study methodology with mixed methods, this research sought to appraise the impact of a fall break on student mental health.

Trends in Post-Secondary Student Stress: A Pan-Canadian Study

May 9, 2023

The purpose of this research was to use the Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index to examine whether stressors changed significantly and meaningfully over the course of an academic year. While significant differences in mean severity were observed over time for some stressors, standardized effect sizes were negligible, suggesting little meaningful change and consistent levels of chronic stress over the course of the academic year.

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.

Early Psychosis Intervention

February 7, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we invite Leanne Needham and Josette Morin of the Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) to talk to us about psychosis in the post-secondary context. Come learn about psychosis signs and symptoms, interventions, recovery, interactions with cannabis, and the resources available to students. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

ACEs are not wild: Building resilience through a trauma-responsive lens

January 17, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar we invite the Trauma Responsive Team Leads from Kingston Pathways to Education to talk to us about ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) are experiences like physical and emotional abuse or neglect, which can cause toxic stress that significantly impacts health outcomes later in life. This session will focus on the N.E.A.R. Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences+, and Resilience) and how post-secondary staff can leverage this body of work to foster resiliency and develop stronger, consistent, and unconditionally supportive care for students.

School-based suicide prevention life promotion initiatives: A resource for community based providers

November 30, 2022

School-based suicide prevention life promotion initiatives offers tips and resources on how school boards and community-based child and youth mental health organizations can collaborate to maximize opportunities to support children and youth with suicide prevention and life promotion.

Stress and Anxiety

November 8, 2022

This information sheet provides complementary information to the Campus Mental Health Works Stress and Anxiety session.

Social Prescribing

June 2, 2022 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by Sonia Hsiung, Director of the Canadian Institute for Social Prescribing, as well as Caitlin Muhl, Le-Tien Bhaskar, and Niloufar Aran, of the Canadian Social Prescribing Student Collective, to talk to us about what social prescribing is and how it works, as well as to explore opportunities for how it can be adapted to the post-secondary context to better support students with their mental health.