Literature Highlights

Here, we highlight important grey and academic literature surrounding post-secondary student mental health, along with summaries and abstracts from relevant papers.

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities

September 12, 2017

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population.

White Paper on Postsecondary Student Mental Health

March 26, 2018

The Coordinating Committee for Vice-President Students (CCVPS) commissioned a White Paper on Campus Mental Health to assist colleges by providing information that supports the development of local approaches to build healthy campuses that are inclusive and foster a sense of belonging.

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities

September 12, 2017

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population.

Shared Perspectives

August 8, 2017

This paper looks at challenges and successes in post-secondary student mental health across 4 provinces.

Taking the Next Step Forward Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults

July 7, 2017

This report, released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) considers the current state of Canadian and international policies and programs that support youth with mental health problems and illnesses transitioning into adulthood, argues that our current approaches are substantially limited, and offers a framework for bettering these practices in Canada.

International Student Mental Health

July 7, 2017

This paper describes the mental health status of international students in institutions of higher education, unique challenges these students face and their impact on mental health, and suggestions for ways to address these challenges.

More Literature

White Paper on Postsecondary Student Mental Health

March 26, 2018

The Coordinating Committee for Vice-President Students (CCVPS) commissioned a White Paper on Campus Mental Health to assist colleges by providing information that supports the development of local approaches to build healthy campuses that are inclusive and foster a sense of belonging.

Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities

September 12, 2017

Levels of mental illness, mental distress and low wellbeing among students in higher education in the UK are increasing, and are high relative to other sections of the population.

Shared Perspectives

August 8, 2017

This paper looks at challenges and successes in post-secondary student mental health across 4 provinces.