Mental health and the learning environment

This toolkit will help faculty and teaching staff take steps within the classroom in a collective effort to support student mental health.

In this Toolkit

Introduction

An increasing number of students from a variety of backgrounds are choosing to pursue post-secondary education.

View
The Role of Faculty

Faculty/teaching staff play a vital role in co-creating the learning environment with which students engage and can contribute to reducing the number of stressors in that environment.

View
Understanding why curriculum design and the learning environment need to reflect mental health

One area where faculty can have the most significant impact is in curriculum design, since curriculum design can impact workloads, due dates, stress, anxiety, and wellness of both students’ and faculties.

View
How to recognize when a student may need support

Even with all that can be done to create a learning environment that promotes student well-being, students may still be struggling with their mental health for a variety of reasons.

View
How can you support your own mental health?

Every year, many faculty are designing and teaching more courses, taking on more students, figuring out how to embed the latest technology into these courses, and doing research.

View
Appendix A
View
Appendix B
View
Appendix C
View