George Brown College Healthy Campus Initiative

The Healthy Campus work of Student Affairs over the last few years has been highly informed by a document created by the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) called Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach – Supporting the Creation of a Campus Community that is Deeply Conducive to Transformative Learning and Mental Health (2013). This guide offers a framework for promoting and supporting student mental health and well-being that focuses on seven critical areas of intervention. At present, each of the areas below is being addressed at George Brown College, with extra emphasis on areas 2-6:
1. Institutional structure: organization, planning, and policy
2. Supportive, inclusive campus climate and environment
3. Mental health awareness
4. Community capacity to respond to early indicators of concern
5. Self-management competencies and coping skills
6. Accessible mental health services
7. Crisis management

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