Student Health and Wellness Policy

Despite recent investments, Ontario’s students are concerned about the state of mental health, physical health, sexual health, substance abuse and addictions, as well as medical accommodations within the province. In areas such as mental health, but also for many physical ailments, universities have been forced to shoulder the majority of responsibility in treating and caring for students as patients, despite being under equipped and not-designed to provide these services. Furthermore, substance abuse rates continue to rise in university aged youth, and many students feel that they are lacking the sexual health resources they need while attending post secondary studies. This policy paper is written to advocate for improvement in service provision for the campus mental health sector.

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