Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being


Supporting effective transitions into postsecondary: An evidence-based approach

Our first Ask the Experts webinar of the 2015-2016 school year was held on September 30, 2015 about “Supporting effective transitions into postsecondary: An evidence-based approach”.

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Key learnings:

  • The significant impact of brain development on mental health during the critical period of late adolescence/ early adulthood.
  • The importance of supporting first‐year college and university students’ mental health and their unique needs as they transition from secondary to post‐ secondary schools.
  • The role of mental health literacy in promoting positive outcomes among first year students.
  • An evidence‐based, evaluated life skills / mental health resources designed for first‐year students.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Stanley Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the Director World Health Organization Collaborating Care in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre in Canada. He is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, and policy and has been involved in mental health work in over 20 countries. 


The Ask the Experts webinar series is a collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, CAMH HPRC and EENet