Graduate Student Mental Health Toolkit

A guide to supporting graduate students' mental health

Featured Webinar

Graduate student mental health: Putting the Toolkit into Practice

November 4, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00pm EST

This webinar aims to take a meaningful approach to offering guidance on how to support graduate students from all walks of life, whether in need of mental health and addictions supports or not.

In this Toolkit

About This Guide

The graduate student mental health toolkit is a guide to supporting students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH).



Discussion of post-secondary mental health often focuses on undergraduates and overlooks graduate students.


How do graduate students differ from undergraduate students?

Demographics: Age, Debt, Finances, Marital Status and Citizenship


Unique factors affecting mental health

Researchers found that worries about the competitive academic job market, poor career prospects, lack of control...


Recommendations for policy/program considerations

Suggestions from the Canadian Federation of Students–Ontario[1] and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.


COVID-19 considerations

Creating campuses that are equitable and inclusive requires a closer look at the underlying policies.


Appendix A: Additional Resources