Mental Health Services for Students at Post-Secondary Institutions: A National Survey
University of Calgary Mental Health Strategy
The high prevalence of mental health issues among post-secondary students is well-documented but comparatively little is known about the adequacy, accessibility and adherence to ‘best practices’ of mental health services/initiatives on post-secondary campuses. We evaluated existing mental health promotion, identification and intervention initiatives at post-secondary institutions across Canada, using a 54- question online survey. 168 out of 180 institutions responded. While integral mental health services are offered at most Canadian post-secondary institutions, the range and depth of available services is variable. The presentation will also briefly discuss the development of a campus mental health strategy at the University of Calgary.
Glenda M. MacQueen, PhD, MD, FRCPC
Vice Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Glenda MacQueen, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary in Calgary. She earned her PhD in Psychology from McMaster University and her MD from McMaster University Medical School, where she also completed her residency in psychiatry. Dr. MacQueen’s research focuses on the neurobiology and clinical features of mood disorders. She was a founding member of the Brain Body Institute and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education. Dr. MacQueen is an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Dr MacQueen was the 2008 recipient of the Innovations award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and in 2011 received the Douglas Utting award for studies in depression. As well in 2014 she received the Heinz Lehmann Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
January 27, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00pm EST
April 20, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00pm EST