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#chatsafe: A Young Person's Guide to Communicating Safely Online about Self-harm and Suicide

June 4, 2024

Funded by Mental Health Commissions of Canada, the #chatsafe guidelines were adapted and translated to Canadian populations from its Australian counterpart. This guide intends to educate young people (12 - 25 years old) on how to safely discuss self-harm or suicide online with peers, in contexts ranging from content creation, livestreams, pacts to communities and influencers.

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.

The Grove - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Allyship, and Indigenous Reconciliation

March 28, 2024

The Grove Hubs has created an equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation (EDIIR) framework, which is being implemented at all hub sites.

Guidance for Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care for Depression and Anxiety-Related Conditions is Now

March 28, 2024

Ontario Health has released new virtual care guidance around the delivery of care to those living with depression and anxiety-related conditions. The Ontario Health’s ‘Clinically Appropriate Use of Virtual Care for Depression and/or Anxiety-Related Conditions’ is intended to support health care professionals in making decisions about the clinically appropriate use of virtual care modalities, such telephone and videoconferencing, when delivering care to people living with depression and/or anxiety-related conditions. An expert panel, comprised of both people with lived experience and health care professionals, provided advice and insights about virtual care to shape the development of this guidance. The information provided in the guidance is intended to supplement, rather than replace, any related legislation, regulation, college practice, standards and policies, government directives or public health guidance.

Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care Toolkit

November 17, 2023

This toolkit aims to provide information and practical tools to assist workers dealing with stressors and challenges from bearing witness to current and ongoing traumatic experiences. Developed by the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) and updated by Chris Leonard.

Post-Secondary Recovery College Toolkit

by Ontario Shores

October 24, 2023

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.

You @ the U

A Guided Tour through Your First Year of University

June 28, 2023

In this book by Janet Miller, readers are guided with humour and wisdom, on how to get through their first year at university. The book covers orientation, building a schedule, exploring your identity, finding your people, getting grades back, and so much more, and includes student stories and student tips throughout.

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.

IPEC: Indigenous Action Plan

May 16, 2023

This slide deck outlines the Indigenous Action Plan developed by the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC). The deck highlights the experience of Indigenous learners, their vision for improving student outcomes, as well as the steps they will take and strategies they will use to achieve their goals.