Promising Programs and Practices to Support Student Mental Health in Residence

Ask the Experts: CICMH Webinar Series

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Key Learnings
  • How the Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers (OACUHO) helps support students’ mental health
  • Campus housing systems and how they are structured to provide support to residence life staff and students who are facing mental health concerns
  • The role of embedded counselors in residence; typical interactions and concerns they encounter; and how they work with on-campus services and community resources to support students with mental health concerns
  • A case management approach and how it can be used to respond to students at risk
Presenter Bio

Mike Porrit
Director of Housing and Conference Services, McMaster University, Board of Directors, OACUHO (Power Point Slides)



Freeman Woolnough
Residence Outreach Counsellor, Queen’s University (CICMH Webinar Freeman)



Michelle DeIrish
Project Lead, Campus Mental Health Partnerships, Centennial College (CICMH Residence Webinar: Michelles Slides)

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